BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
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We all face difficulties at times in our lives. Seeking help from a professionally qualified counsellor can give you an opportunity to see a way through your problems and live a more satisfying life. This is neither self indulgent nor weak but in fact requires great courage in making the decision to seek help.
My name is Julie Cheetham and I have been a practising counsellor for the past fifteen years. I provide a compassionate, confidential space where I will listen attentively, without judgement or advice, allowing you to talk about what's troubling you openly and freely. Often the experience of being listened to and heard will in itself give you some clarity and understanding. My role is to actively help you in finding a way through your problems and it is our working relationship that is most important in helping you to do this.
I work with individual adults and young people on an open ended basis or over an agreed time period. My counselling practice is based in East Horsley, within easy reach of Leatherhead, Cobham, Dorking, Weybridge and Woking.
You will find more information about how counselling can help you on my website: www.juliecheethamcounselling.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I practice integrative counselling which means that I can flexibly use a variety of different approaches according to the needs of each client. These include Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT). I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I comply with BACP's Code of Ethics.
I have practised as a counsellor for fifteen years and my experience has included working with cancer patients, university students and young people within schools. I also coach and develop individuals and groups in areas including personal effectiveness, handling challenging conversations and leadership.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work issues including redundancy and handling challenging relationships.
Coaching for personal and career development.
My fee is £55 for a 50 minute session.
I am registered with several health insurance providers including WPA, AXA PPP , Vitality Health ,BUPA and Aviva.
Please feel free to contact me to ask any initial questions you may have.
It's normal to feel anxious about starting counselling. During our first session we will talk through why you are considering counselling and what you hope to get out of our time together. You can then decide whether you are happy to work with me and would like to continue.
Appointments are available early morning, daytime and evening.