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Salma Mousavi Makki (Counselling By Phone/Video)

Guildford GU27 & Stanmore HA7
07568 31925 07568 31925
Guildford GU27 & Stanmore HA7

About me

I have been a qualified counsellor for over 15 years.

I work with children as well as adults (women only), offering one-to-one counselling, video calls, and telephone counselling.

I also work therapeutically with sandtray. I believe using sand and figures helps clients who find it difficult to talk about their feelings. By using sandtray, feelings can be shown rather than talked about.

I offer counselling in two additional languages: Arabic and Persian.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) degree in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Child counsellor: The Place2Be, counselling primary school children.

General Counselling, Petersfield Counselling service.

NHS Counsellor: Surrey County Hospital. Offering support to cancer patients and their relatives, Fountain Centre, St Lukes Hospital.

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

I work with patients affected by cancer and their relatives. I have experience working with fear, anger and anxiety related to cancer.

I also offer Islamic counselling to Muslim clients who are looking for an Islamic counselling approach.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

As I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship, I offer a free 20-30 minute phone consultation. This provides you with the opportunity to ask any questions and to see if we would feel comfortable working together.

Thereafter, if we both decide to work together, I would normally see you weekly over an agreed period. A typical session lasts 50 minutes

Phone and Virtual session: £50

If you are not in a position to pay the full fee, there is a reduced rate for people on benefits, or in specific circumstances.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

What is Counselling?

Counselling allows you to discuss your problems and any difficult feelings you encounter in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. Counselling is a process you seek when you want to change something in your life or when you simply want to explore your thoughts and feelings in more depth. There are various approaches within counselling. My main approach is the person-centred approach, which means you are empowered to discover solutions to issues within a supportive setting.

As a counsellor, I will encourage you to talk about what’s bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking.  I will help you find your ways of coping, whilst uncovering your own insight and understanding of your issues.

Counselling often requires you to discuss upsetting emotions and painful memories. Bringing up these thoughts can feel difficult to start with and, initially, you may feel worse. This process is necessary to move forward and, in time, you would start to feel better.

Sandtray therapy:

Sandtray therapy gives expression to non-verbalised emotional issues. It provides a needed communication vehicle for clients with poor verbal skills and cuts down on verbal defensiveness. It is also useful with clients who are introverted, have trouble verbalizing or are tense. It is also useful for clients who over-verbalize or intellectualize.

Stanmore
Middlesex
HA7

Guildford
Surrey
GU27

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Arabic and Persian/Farsi

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

Wheelchair access is available in the Guildford area only.

Availability

Evening sessions are available in Guildford, Surrey. Daytime sessions are available in Stanmore, Harrow.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Salma Mousavi Makki (Counselling By Phone/Video)

Salma Mousavi Makki (Counselling By Phone/Video)