Hello, my name is Justine. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in a health and wellness clinic in Ashtead.
When life gets on top of us, it can be helpful to talk things through with an objective third party who has no prior involvement in our lives. Through respectful listening I offer a warm, non-judgemental and safe space for therapy, allowing exploration of any past or current issues in a manner and pace that feels comfortable to you.
Counselling is not about giving advice or fixing problems, rather client and counsellor working together to tap into a client's existing inner resources to build up the personal strength and empowerment needed to aid progression.
How I work
I prefer to take an integrative approach to therapy; this involves incorporating elements of psychodynamic, solution focused and person-centred therapies, as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to tailor sessions to the individual needs of each client. Therapy is a collaborative process - I will always respect you as an individual and work with you to ensure you get the most out of your counselling sessions.
Therapy isn't just about counsellor technique - finding the right therapist for your needs is very important. As such, I will always offer a 20-minute 'getting to know you' session first to give you the opportunity to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
I can offer weekly daytime or early evening sessions and am based in the town centre of Ashtead in Surrey which is close to Leatherhead.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since 2012 I have worked with charities such as Heads Together and the Fountain Centre and have experienced counselling all ages from 13 upwards. I've encountered issues surrounding depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harm and suicide ideation, stress, social anxiety, relationship problems, bereavement and those affected by serious or terminal illness.
I hold a BACP endorsed post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London and an Extra Mural Certificate in Counselling and Counselling Skills from Birkbeck College, London.
My training as a counsellor is on-going and I therefore continue to attend appropriate seminars and CPD courses to enrich my skills.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 per 50-minute session
£15 per initial 20-minute 'getting to know you' session
Some concessions are available and can be discussed during the initial consultation.
Monday to Thursday daytime, as well as Friday morning sessions.
All sessions will take place at Body Tonic in the centre of Ashtead, Surrey.
I have regular supervision and hold professional indemnity insurance.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays - 9am to 6pm; Wednesdays and Fridays - 8.30am to 12pm
Types of client