Imelda Turnock MBACP
I have experience in many areas including addictions, depression, bipolar, anxiety, stress, identity, anger, low self-esteem, rape & sexual abuse, relationships, emotional issues, asperger's/autism, sexuality & self-harm. You are not alone.
Choosing a counsellor can be difficult which is why I offer a reduced rate first session so you can come and find out if you think counselling is for you and if we can work together.
Life can be very hard at times and taking time out to talk to someone who is respectful, non-judgemental and listens emphatically can help you to reflect upon and gain insight into your unique life experiences. An understanding of our dilemmas, emotions and experiences can help us to make sense of them and move forward.
How I work
I mainly work humanistically which means that the central aim of my counselling practice is not about telling you what to do but promoting empowerment through the development of a trusting relationship where you can feel safe to get in touch with emotions and inner feelings.
I offer a calm environment for you to explore issues or problems which may be troubling you. I am passionate about the benefits of counselling having witnessed them on so many occasions
If you are a counselling student looking for therapy as part of your course, feel free to call for an informal talk as I see many clients throughout their training. I offer reduced rates to all students if finance is difficult.
Where to find me
My practice is under a mile from Guildford town centre, train station and Surrey University and close to the A3. Free 2 hour parking is available.
What I can offer
- Professional assessment
- Short term counselling
- Long term psychotherapy
- Face to face therapy
- Email (asynchronous counselling)
- Instant messaging (synchronous counselling)
- Skype (or similar)
- Telephone support
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA (Commendation) Integrative Humanistic Counselling, Greenwich University
NCFE Levels 1,2 and 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory
OCST 2 Online Counselling Skills Certificate (with Credit)
As well as my private practice which I've been running for many years, I manage the community counselling service at YMCA Guildford, a service for young people and I manage counsellors who work in schools in Surrey and West Sussex. I have also been a Trustee for a counselling organisation in Woking, counselled students at Portsmouth University and worked as an addictions Counsellor and Group facilitator at SAdAS (Southern Addictions Advisory Service, now Catalyst).
I have nearly 2 year's experience working with E-motion, an online counselling service for 11-25 year olds as well as working online with private clients.
I am experienced in both short term counselling work and long term psychotherapy. I have worked with clients with a wide and diverse range of issues from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.
I also Clinically Supervise other Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Working with Attachment
Working with Sexual Abuse
Cognitive Behaviour Tharapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Maintaining Behaviour Change
Group Work Skills
SMART Group Facilitation
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As well as the above, I have a particular interest in and extensive knowledge of Aspergers (ASD) and Bipolar Disorder. I am also a trained and experienced Addictions Counsellor.
Initial Session £20
Following Sessions £45
Concessions available for students and those in genuine hardship.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) the Association of Independent Practitioners (AIP) and the Association for counselling and therapy online (ACTO).
I have professional insurance and an enhanced DBS check.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime & evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|