Surya Raju-Gilfeather DipHE Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dip COT
I help women and men who feel stressed and overwhelmed, who feel they are on a rollercoaster ride and out of control. I will help you achieve balance, self-esteem, and peace giving you the chance to have the life and relationships you want.
I help children and young people who feel anxious, lost and angry. Helping them feel supported, heard and understood.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe, confidential space where you can talk about what’s bothering you and make sense of where you are at. We will work together at your own pace, to help you find your own answers to whatever you are having to cope with. We will take that journey together for however long you need it to be. I believe we all are our own experts and that we have within us the ability to change and become the best we can be. It is just sometimes we need a helping hand.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have Diplomas in both Occupational Therapy and Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have 15+ years in the N.H.S specialising in Mental Health working with people who have experienced difficulties with :- anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, adverse life events, loss and bereavement, abuse, eating disorders, caring responsibilities, anger, assertiveness, difficult childhood experiences, life’s changes and transitions.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial appointment, in full or part, carries a £40 fee with subsequent fee’s being, in full or part, £45/appointment.
Payment is made either prior to or at the end of each session by cash, cheque (payable to the Counsellor) or by e-transfer.
Concessions offered for
I work out of rooms in Inverness and am available Monday - Friday 10am till 3pm. Saturday/ 10am till 2pm, Thursday (late ) 5:30pm till 7pm.
I also offer group based Anxiety Management, Assertiveness Training and Relaxation ( on the basis of 6-8 participants), please email me if you are interested. email@example.com
I am a member of BACP and COSCA and RCOT and am registered with the ICO.
For more information, see my website www.hpscounselling.com