Janet Drummond - Registered Member BACP
I understand it can be daunting to take the first step towards counselling, and so I offer you a very warm welcome to my page.
I am passionate about the capacity we have to grow, and to find our own happiness through really knowing ourselves and being aware of the choices and freedom we possess. I am a professionally qualified counsellor, experienced in many aspects of therapy, with young people, adults and older adults.
How Counselling Can Help
As we go through life, challenges arise, and I offer you a safe and peaceful place to explore whatever difficulties you may be experiencing, where I will listen and support, and not judge. Counselling is an opportunity to develop your understanding of your world and how it is for you to be in it. From this, an increased level of awareness can develop, opening the door to new approaches, new thinking and a more fulfilling way of being.
Having trained to work from an Integrative Humanistic perspective, my client is at the heart of my therapy. I am led by the needs of my client, adapting my approach to what will be most helpful to the individual. Alongside my Person-Centered/ Existential perspective, I also work with a Solution Focused approach when it fits the needs of the client.
I believe the key to successful therapy lies in the positive and supportive relationship between the counsellor and the client. I work on the basis of developing genuine mutual trust and respect, always with you at the centre of each session.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualification is in Humanistic Counselling, awarded by the University of Greenwich. My post-qualification training has focused on attachment, bereavement, working with young people and infant loss.
My experience is in working with people of all ages, from 11 years and over, providing counselling support through times of emotional distress caused by issues such as loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, difficulty with relationships, family breakdown, self esteem and confidence, employment/ schooling, anger, suicidal ideation, self harm and more.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a School Counsellor and as an Adult Bereavement Counsellor for Cruse. I have previously worked for various agencies and charities, including Mind, and have experience of working with clients from self/parent referrals, Schools and Colleges, Children's Services, GPs and CAMHS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Because it is so important for you to have the opportunity to choose the right counsellor for you, I offer an initial 15 minute introductory call, free of charge.
If we decide to work with each other after that call, my fee is £45 for a 50 minute session.
My therapy is offered in the format of face to face counselling, either on a time limited, short term or long-term basis, depending on the needs and preferences of the client.
Most clients experience maximum benefit from weekly appointments, with you always remaining in control of how many sessions you choose to have.
I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) qualified and registered Counsellor, working within the BACP’s ethical framework. I engage in professional supervision and continue to develop my own capabilities through on-going personal and professional development. I have advanced DBS certification.
At my Farnham practice, there is no car parking available outside. The nearest carpark is The Central Car Park, opposite Gostrey Meadows. Waggon Yard Car Park, on Lower Church Street, off Downing Street is also just a 2 minute walk. Farnham is well served by buses, from Guildford, Aldershot, Farnborough and surrounding areas. Most services stop on Farnham High Street, which is a very short walk away. Farnham railway station is an 8-10 minute walk through Gostrey Meadow, or a 5 minute taxi ride.
At my Guildford practice there is car parking available outside, or, if these spaces are taken, there are more spaces nearby and free of charge. Bus numbers 26 and 27 Guildford Town circular stop at Grange Close, from which it is a short walk into Railton Road. Guildford railway station is a 10 minute taxi ride or you can walk to Guildford Friary and take the bus.
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