About me

* I am currently taking on new clients due to expansion of my clinical practice*

I am a Psychotherapist (Arts - Music) with over a decade of experience, having qualified in 2010. I specialise in child and adolescent mental health, as well as working with adults, and have worked in many different education and health settings. I love working both verbally and creatively with clients, tailoring my support, because sometimes using only words to explain how you feel can be difficult.  I work particularly with trauma, abuse, anxiety & depression, self harm, communication problems and eating disorders. I work integratively, which means I draw on a range of approaches, such as psychodynamic, systemic, person-centred, creative, and  I work face-to-face at The Eaves Clinic, Guildford, as well as online. 

We all have times when we need extra support. Whether you are here looking for yourself, or perhaps for someone else. I am here to listen to your story and together to work towards positive change in a way that is most helpful for you. If you are a parent do take a look at the website for details around how I work confidentiality, collaboratively and safely with families. It can be ever so challenging seeking support - I hope to make the journey as easy as possible for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology, University of Exeter (2005)
  • BA Music, Middlesex University (2007)
  • MA Music Therapy, University of Roehampton (2010)
  • Developmental Trauma in Children & Families (Beacon House, 2021-21)
  • Safeguarding Level 3 (current)
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (current)
  • Director & Senior Music Therapist, Meraki Creative Therapies (2016 - present)
  • Placement Manager (for training therapists), Roehampton University Psychology Department (2019 - present)
  • Supervisor (for qualified therapists), BAMT (2019 - present)
  • Gosden House School (2019 - present)
  • Guildford Nursery & Family Centre (2018 - present)
  • Christ's College, Guildford (2018 - present)
  • Other schools include: Pond Meadow School, Guildford; Weyfield School, Guildford; QE School, Guildford; Tormead School, Guildford
  • Shooting Star, Chase (2017-2019)
  • SMARTS (Surrey Music & Arts Therapies Service) (2016 - 2018)
  • Parity for Disability, Hampshire (2013 - 2016)
  • Richmond Music Trust, London (2010 - 2012)
  • Surrey & Border NHS Trust Arts Therapies Community Team (2009 - 2010)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Fees

From £75.00 to £115.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Assessment: £115

Online session: £75/session

Face to Face session: £85/session

Please contact me for further information on fees. It is important you understand what you are paying for. I charge a flat rate which covers everything, rather than charging for extra admin etc. I also offer a free face-to-face or phonecall appointment prior to assessment because it's really important you feel that the therapist you are working with is the best fit for you or your child. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I run a face-to-face clinic primarily on a Thursday, but do contact me for other options, as I might be able to be flexible on other days

Further information

I am registered with both the HCPC & BAMT. I work integratively, which means that I draw on a range of approaches  (psychodynamic, systemic, creative, person-centred, directive) and also run a creative therapies healthcare clinic. I run a private clinic at The Eaves Counselling & Psychology Practice, Guildford, as well as working online. Sessions are 50 minutes long and can take many forms, but the key is to work collaboratively and confidentially with you. The first stage after referral is an assessment and then we can make a short or long term plan together. Do call for a free initial chat. I know that the first call is often the hardest step.

Parklands
3 Paris
Railton Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 9JX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am an accredited Supervisor with BAMT (British Association of Music Therapists) specialising in child and adolescent mental health and special needs

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Rebecca Hitch

Rebecca Hitch