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About me

Are you trying to come to terms with loss or change and feeling anxious and confused?  You may be struggling in your relationships with other people, or it may be your relationship with yourself which is difficult; when you judge and criticise yourself it can feel lonely and painful and impact your relationships with others and your enjoyment of life.

I’m a qualified and BACP registered counsellor, offering face to face and online psychotherapeutic counselling in Surbiton and Worcester Park, Surrey.  I offer a calm and confidential space for you to talk about whatever is troubling you.

I can help you by listening to you without judgement, and guiding you as you explore your feelings and experiences, so that you can see things from a new perspective.  My approach is supportive and respectful, and is informed by my belief that you can find your own way forward.  As an integrative therapist I can draw on a number of therapeutic approaches depending on your specific needs.

The relationship between the client and counsellor is an important part of the therapy.  I offer a warm and non-judgemental relationship based on compassion, through which you can feel safe to explore the issues which have brought you to therapy.

I understand it takes courage to seek help, and that you want to find the right therapist to help you.  I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to give you the chance to ask questions and see if you feel comfortable with me.  Please do get in touch by email, text or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA Honours degree in Integrative Relational Counselling.  My experience includes working in an NHS GP surgery, a community counselling service, and private practice, with clients aged 18 and over, both short-term and long-term.  I also spent a number of years working with Samaritans as a listening volunteer.

Qualifications:

  • BA Honours Degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling (Middlesex University)
  • Certified Cyber Therapist (Online Therapy Institute)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy - An Introduction to Theory and Practice (Compassionate Mind Foundation)
  • Levels 2 and 3 NCFE Counselling Skills
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (The Dialogue Consultancy)
  • Moving Your Practice Online (Online Therapy Institute)
  • I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), this means that I follow their professional code of ethics and good standards (click here to view the information about this on the BACP website).
  • I am a member of ACTO (Association for Counselling & Therapy Online)
  • I hold a DBS certificate and I am registered with the ICO.
  • I am in regular supervision to ensure that my practice complies with the professional standards set out by the BACP, and I attend regular training to ensure my continued professional development.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 for a 50 minute initial consultation session

£50 for a 50 minute session

£55 for evening (after 6pm) and weekend sessions

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have availability on Thursday afternoon, Friday daytime, and Saturday morning.

Further information

To find out more, or arrange an initial consultation session, please get in touch by text, phone or email.  I will respond to you within 48 hours, and will offer you a free 15 minute telephone consultation which will give you a chance to speak to me and get a sense of whether you will feel comfortable working with me.

Surbiton
Surrey
KT6

Worcester Park
KT4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Shelly Ramudu (MBACP)

Shelly Ramudu (MBACP)