About me

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. I offer a safe space where you can explore the areas of your life that are causing you distress or dis-ease.  I will help you understand your thoughts and feelings and discover what is meaningful to you in your life.

I currently offer therapy online and face to face.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative therapist and the three models I integrate are: Person-Centred, psychodynamic and existential.

What this means in practice is that at the core of my therapy is the offer of a safe space in which you will be valued, respected and heard.  I believe that the past often impacts the present so it is likely that we will explore some of the past events in your life in order to understand how they may be holding you back in the present.  We may also attend to what is meaningful to you in your life and how you might live better and more authentically.

I have an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Surrey and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Guildford College.

I work both short and long term with adults who have a range of issues such as childhood trauma including sexual abuse, eating disorders, mental health issues, drug and alcohol issues, boarding school syndrome, anxiety, depression, self-harm, stress, identity issues.

I have worked in a range of settings including student counselling, drug and alcohol counselling services, rape and sexual abuse counselling service, and private practice.

I also provide group and individual supervision to a number of counsellors.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School Syndrome

Identity issues

Fees

Additional information

£50 a session but I offer a number of concessions to those on low incomes so please ask.

Fees are payable by cash or bank transfer at the end of each session.

Cancellations under 24 hours are charged unless we can arrange an alternative time the same week.

Guildford
Surrey
GU1

Type of session

In person
Nicola Freeman

Nicola Freeman