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About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I work with adults and young people (18+) in Godalming and Guildford.

How I can help

We all have times in our lives when experiences or circumstances can throw us off balance and make daily life hard to cope with.  This is when it can be helpful to talk to a caring and compassionate professional who is not part of our day-to-day life. Working together, we can explore the difficulty or crisis which brings you to therapy.

What to expect in your first session

In your first session it is important to establish whether we both feel we are a "good fit" by exploring what has lead you to seek therapy. Research has shown that the relationship between you and your therapist is even more important than the type of therapy offered.  I believe this starts with my truly listening to your hopes and fears and tailoring my approach to your needs. We will be led by your concerns and go at your pace.  I offer a supportive and gentle environment in which to work through your difficulties. 

I am trained in person-centred and existential counselling and refer to aspects of both of these depending on your particular situation and tendencies. 

My experience

I work both in private practice and for a mental health charity and I have experience in a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties and navigating a period of significant change, whatever that may entail.

Get in touch

To find out more or to book an initial consultation please email me using the tab at the top, or call me on 07771 710078 and I will aim to respond within 24-48 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
  • BACP/OU Online counselling Course
  • NICABM Working with Anxiety
  • NICABM Working with Traumatic Memory
  • BA Hons Modern Languages (French and German)

Prior to my counselling career, I have had varied professional roles, initially working in the financial sector before taking a break to bring up a family. In recent years, I have worked in a primary school supporting individual pupils and I then re-trained as a counsellor. I volunteer on a regular basis at Oakleaf, a mental health charity, where I counsel clients with a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, chronic pain, employment problems, parenting challenges, trauma and abuse.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Free initial online or telephone assessment (20 Minutes)

£60 per 50 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If a suitable time isn't listed please feel free to call me on 07771 710078 or email selina.counsellor@gmail.com as I may be able to offer further flexibility.

Catteshall Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7

Guildford, Surrey, GU2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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