Harriet Foges MA BPC Reg MBACP
I am an individual and couple psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist, with many years experience working with adults, couples and older people.
I offer a confidential, calm, safe space for us to explore whatever may be troubling you. A relationship problem, a bereavement, or maybe a more general feeling of unhappiness? Perhaps you feel anxious, or low much of the time? Work stress? Maybe early life experiences or difficult memories are impacting your sense of well-being in the present.
The therapy will involve taking time to think about and gain an understanding of how past experiences and relationships may influence how we feel about ourselves, and have an impact on how we manage the inevitable ups and downs of life.
We will look carefully at whatever it is that is causing you distress in your life now, and with the current difficulties as a starting point will journey forward to help you towards a less troubled and more fulfilling future.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- Couple Counselling. National Marriage Guidance Council (later RELATE)
- PGDip/MA Psychoanalytic Observational Studies. Tavistock Centre, University of East London
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Couples. Tavistock Centre. BPC accredited training
- I am a Registered member of ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors)
- I am a member of TSP (Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists)
- I am a member of BACP
- BPC registered
- I have worked as a School Counsellor (11 - 18), for low-cost counselling agencies, in the NHS and in private practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Further areas I work with include:
Counselling for adoptive parents and foster carers. Young and older adult adoptees.
Counselling for seriously ill patients and their carers.
£50 per session for individuals
£70 per session for couples
Concessionary fees for students and people on low income, by negotiation.
If you are thinking about taking the first step, I would be pleased to hear from you. You are welcome to ring or email me with any questions you have about counselling, or about the way I work. If you then decide you would like to meet, we can arrange an initial session. This will give us an opportunity to think about what is troubling you, and we can decide together whether counselling is the best way forward for you, or whether a different therapeutic approach would be more appropriate. Also, this initial meeting gives you a chance to see if you feel comfortable with me, and with the way I work.
I hope to be able to help you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work every day except Fridays and weekends and can usually arrange an initial consultation within a week. Consulting rooms in Guildford and Wimbledon.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|