About me

Hi, thanks for considering me as a possible therapist - and taking the time to read this.

I’ve been honoured to be helping people on their journey towards mental wellbeing for several years now.  I focus on a person-centred approach, emphasising the integration of practices oriented towards trauma resolution and associated learned coping behaviour.

I'm not a life coach; I'm not an expert in your life. But I am educated and qualified to help you work through your thoughts and emotions - especially as they impact you in today's modern world.

Feel free to contact me. It would be great to have an initial chat, and we can decide whether or not to take things from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate Qualification in Psychotherapy And Counselling and a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy.

I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) code of ethics.

I’ve experienced working in the NHS environment alongside GPs and their patient's mental health concerns.  I do Employee Assistance work with various frontline services and emergency staff.  I'm also a member of a specialist clinical team that delivers Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD.)

Before our first session, we will have a brief introductory call to discuss how you are - what is troubling you - and how I could best assist.

As an outcome of this first call, I'll advise a way forward - most likely contracting to work together for several weekly sessions. At regular intervals, we will evaluate progress and chart the way forward together.

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

Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

After our brief introductory call to discuss how I can best assist you.  I typically charge per hour, which is a 45 to 50 min session.

Typically contracting for a minimum of six weeks, of one session a week.  After that, we can re-evaluate and chart the way forward together.

Availability

Weekends, Evenings and Office Working Hours

Guildford
Surrey
GU4

Gloucester Square
Woking
Surrey
GU21

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Nic Perrins

Nic Perrins