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About me

I specialise in psychodynamic therapy. When problems arise, they are often the symptoms of deeply rooted traumas, past experiences or learned behaviour from childhood. Psychodynamic therapy can help you discover and understand the root causes of your feelings and how they are affecting your life in the present. Therapy can help you to explore and gain the necessary insight into how we are conditioned and therefore how we relate to others and to different situations in our current life stage. This can help us to make necessary changes to how we process information and therefore respond, both physically and through our own thought process.

I offer a warm, welcoming and confidential environment where we can explore the thoughts and feelings that may be overwhelming you with the hope of guiding you towards becoming the person you want to be.

Just some of the presenting issues that talking therapy can help you with are depression, anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder), panic disorder, family issues, phobias or trauma.

Sometimes we are not able to identify why we are feeling the way we are or indeed understand what we are feeling, so simply talking to a therapist can help us gain better insight into what is going on for us.

Please get in touch for a friendly, non-committal chat if you feel that you are struggling or unable to cope for any reason. Together we can explore how you may be able to overcome the difficulties preventing you from enjoying life to the full.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc Integrative Counselling

Safe Guarding & Child Protection

Prevent Training

Working with the ripple effects of trauma on children and young people

Technology and Teenage Mental Health

Evidence-based psychological treatments for trauma - a cognitive approach to PTSD and complex trauma

Making the Link between addiction and childhood trauma

UK Suicide Prevention Summit

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

Sessions last 50 mins and are £45

Availability

Flexible availability

Guildford
Surrey
GU1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Kirstin Maddalena

Kirstin Maddalena