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Robert Whithouse

Guildford, Surrey, GU2
Guildford, Surrey, GU2

About me

I am a humanistic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, offering individual face to face therapy to adults. I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages and with an equally wide variety of issues.

Maybe you are experiencing disturbing or painful feelings or emotions and are looking for support through a difficult patch in your life? Stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement and abuse, among other difficulties, can all take their toll on our ability to live our lives fully.

Having someone to share and understand the challenges that life presents us with can be a fundamental need for all of us.

As a therapist I aspire to fully understand and share whatever you bring in a confidential manner without judgment and to use my training and experience to support you in achieving your goals.

Together, if you wish, we can explore the painful parts of your experiences and you can decide what movement, if any, you may wish to make towards making change.

For me there is no ‘agenda’ to be followed or strategy to be put in place only deep respect and acceptance for you as a fellow human being, an aspiration to understand your world as if it were my own and a commitment to being fully present with you during our time together.

My clients have come for many different reasons from general personal growth to specific problems facing them at the time.

I have experience working both in a general counselling setting and also specifically with bereavement, loss and the life changes which can follow. My background and professional training lends itself to an integrative approach to counselling calling on various schools of psychotherapy to provide what best suits my client's needs.

My approach relies on establishing a safe and supportive therapeutic alliance with my clients. This I aspire to help build as we share the issues that are to be addressed. I believe it is the bedrock of the therapy itself and why your choice of therapist is so important.

I offer sessions on a flexible basis with the number of sessions dependent on the needs or wishes of the client. This is negotiated and reviewed, when appropriate, during the term of the therapy.

If you would like to find out more there is further info. on my website above.

You can contact me by phone on my mobile or email me using the link above.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

BA(Hons) Degree in Counselling - 2016 University of Wales Trinity St David's

Foundation Degree in Counselling – 2014 University of Wales Trinity St David's (BACP Accredited)

Certificate in Individual Psychology – 2011 Adlerian Society of Wales

Introduction to Adlerian Counselling – 2010 Adlerian Society of Wales

Recent Training

Currently studying for a Masters degree in Psychotherapeutic Practice  - UWTSD

Counselling Young People - UWTSD

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - UWTSD

Working with Trauma; Perspectives from Neuropsychology - UWTSD

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – LivingWorks

Emotion Focussed Therapy – CCS

Transactional Analysis 101 – UKATA

Volunteer Mentoring – SOVA Cymru

Understanding the Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Working Safely and Sensitively with Adult Survivors Parts 1 & 2 – Seren Wales

Bereavement Group Facilitation - Cruse


Experience
I have worked in a voluntary capacity as a counsellor for Pembrokeshire Counselling Service, Cruse Bereavement Care and as a mentor on behalf of SOVA and the Wales Probation Trust.

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

Carers / Helpers - Parkinsons Disease

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Introductory 30 minute phone call free

Initial 50 minute session £25 thereafter my fees are £50 per 50 minute session although some concessionary rates are available.

Late cancellations (less than 24hrs notice) may be charged.

Further information

Practical Issues:

Car Parking - Off street parking

Accessible Offices/Wheelchair access - Yes
Additional Languages - None

Railton Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am available weekdays 1300-2100hrs Saturdays 0900-1300hrs

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Robert Whithouse

Robert Whithouse