About me

Our needs evolve through various stages and events in our lives. It can be surprising, or not at all, just how these events can leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed and even stop us in our tracks. If ignored, or left untreated, these can manifest into anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

That’s when the time to seek counselling can be of real value. Entering into a supporting, non-judgemental, professional relationship to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviours can be extremely beneficial to gain a clearer understanding of your experience.

Due to my history of working with a charity supporting people with addiction, domestic & sexual abuse, co-dependency, depression & anxiety, bereavement and loss, I am able to offer counselling support to  clients facing any of these issues. Furthermore, my three years working as a counsellor with Age UK means I have the experience to support clients affected by major life changing issues.

As well as counselling for addiction, co-dependency and other compulsive obsessive behaviours I offer support to friends and family. Additionally, I am a sessional therapist  at Life Works Priory a high profile clinic for mental health, addiction, eating disorders and co-dependency.

The range of my counselling and therapeutic techniques, along with my integrative training, enables me to construct a treatment plan tailored to your unique and specific needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Surrey Counselling Training Centre
  • Certificate in CBT - The Royal Psychological Society

Approaches:

  • Psychodynamic
  • Person Centred
  • Existential
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy

Post graduate training:

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Responding to Clients with Complex Needs
  • Delivery of Group Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - meeting the needs of clients with thoughts of self harm and suicide - Christine Padesky
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Depression and Anxiety -Christine Padesky
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy - Marsha Linehan
  • Working towards Certificate in Online Therapy
  • Working towards qualification in EMDR therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

I also offer Counselling support for:

  • Alcohol & Drug Dependency
  • Co-dependency

Counselling can also be hugely beneficial to family members and friends of those with the above addictions/dependencies.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £60 per session
  • Reduced rates for student counsellors

Availability

Appointments are flexible to suit needs within the following times.

Mon 9am - 7pm

Thur 9am - 7pm

Fri 9am - 7pm

Sat 9am - 7pm

Further information

I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Brighter Spaces
54 Quarry Street
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3UA

Cowdray Park Polo Club Therapy Rooms
Parkway
Easebourne
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 0AW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Jan McMillan

Jan McMillan