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About me

Hello, and welcome!  I’m a BACP registered Integrative Relational Counsellor in Worcester Park and Kingston upon Thames, in Surrey.  I aim to provide a calm, supportive 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 to 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 unique way forward.

Seeking help is an important first step and takes courage.  If you would like to ask any questions or talk to me on the phone to see if you feel comfortable with me, please do get in touch.

The safety and wellbeing of my clients is important to me, so during the Covid-19 pandemic I am seeing clients online via Zoom or by telephone.

Online Counselling

I am a registered member of ACTO (The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online).

You may be wondering what it's like to have counselling online, and whether it would be suitable for you. Using Zoom means that we can see and hear each other, and is therefore most similar to face to face counselling. We will be able to use non-verbal as well as verbal communication as you will be able to see my facial expressions and body language, and I will be able to see yours. This option does rely on both of us having a good internet connection and having the zoom software downloaded either on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

If Zoom isn't a good option for you for whatever reason then telephone counselling is an alternative option.

I understand that many people are unsure about having counselling online, therefore I am offering the initial consultation session online for a reduced fee of £40 so that you can try it out and see if you feel comfortable.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have provided counselling in an NHS GP surgery, a community counselling service, and private practice, working 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)
  • 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 also hold a DBS certificate and I am registered with the ICO.
  • I have regular supervision to ensure that my practice complies with the professional standards set out by the BACP, and I am committed to attending 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

£40 for a 50 minute initial consultation session online

£50 for a 50 minute session

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

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Availability

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 phone or email.  I will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours, and will offer you a free 10 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.

Worcester Park
Surrey
KT4

Key details

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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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Shelly Ramudu (MBACP)

Shelly Ramudu (MBACP)