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MBACP MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy
Guildford, Surrey, GU1

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 clinical group and individual supervision to counsellors who are in training and those who are already qualified.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School Syndrome

Identity issues

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

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

I offer an initial assessment session at half price (£25)

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.

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Guildford, Surrey, GU1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Nicola Freeman

Nicola Freeman