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Prof.Dip. Counsellor (specialising in anxiety) MBACP & NCS

About me

Introduction (after reading please scroll down for credentials

Hello and a very warm welcome to my compassionate counselling practice where I  help adults and teenagers (from ages 12+) to explore their anxieties and problems and also to control their inner critic for a more balanced and happier life. I have a wealth of experience working with all problems with Anxiety being my specialist area. If you would like to have a read below and then get in touch by email, text or phone where you will get a more natural and warmer sense of who I am and how I can help you. Warm wishes, Tam

I can connect with how you feel

I completely understand that life's problems can sometimes feel overwhelming and frightening.  For example, Anxiety can totally dominate your life, so you avoid things to make it go away, and in the moment it works, but in the long run, it makes anxiety grow bigger and more dominating, does this happen to you? You can proably relate when I say does anxiety send you into mind loops of "what if's" or "should of's" creating doubt and panic? Or the pesky inner critic that makes you feel not good enough. 

How Counselling with me can help you

You absolutely are good enough and I will help you to rebuild the courage and confidence that you have within you. To gently rebalance your emotional system and make positive life changes so that you can regain control and find some peace and happiness in your life.  You will have a much clearer understanding of why things are the way they are and how they're not your fault. I work wholeheartedly with compassion and kindness putting your well being at the very centre of our work. You will feel supported in a non-judgemental, confidential and safe space.

My qualifications and experience.

I'm a registered and accredited Integrative Creative Counsellor in private practice for both adults and teenagers, and the NHS Youth Counselling Service (part of CAMHS). I also work for a large Counselling organisation for children and young people and I was previously a school counsellor with place2be. I work with all problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, sexual and domestic abuse, panic, self-harm, self-esteem, and suicidal ideation with anxiety being my specialised area. I am an approved anxiety UK therapist and have expertise with a broad range of different anxieties. 

How and where I work

integrative Creative Counselling enables me to use different models of counselling that are best suited to you. These include psychodynamic, CBT, Gestalt, person-centred, solution-focused brief and compassion focused therapy (CFT) - using creative interventions to help deepen the thinking which brings powerful change.

Face2face: I have 2 counselling rooms, 1 in Cranleigh and the other in Guildford. The rooms are peaceful, private, safe and comfortable. 

Online: I also work across the UK via online platforms such as zoom or telephone, which means you can remain in the comfort of your own home anywhere in the Country and for some that feel anxious this has many benefits. My online sessions are secure and safe, you will feel welcomed and comfortable just like you were meeting me in person. There is no travel involved which keeps stress levels to a minimum and you can choose where ever you want to be for your session (home, office any private area)

Next Steps 4 you

1) The next steps would be to contact me either by phone or email and we can arrange a free telephone consultation.

2) During the consultation, we can discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to Counselling and what you would like to get out of it.

3) If you are happy to continue then we can set up a date for your first session.

4) After your first session, we can book further weekly sessions if you would like to continue.

For a free telephone consultation please call 07932452598 or email me

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in counselling
  • level 4 Advanced Diploma in counselling
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • NHS Youth Counselling Training Course
  • NHS Youth Counselling Service (In GP practice)
  • anxiety UK
  • PLace2be play therapy training days
  • PLace2be school Counselling
  • Dance Therapy in school for deaf children
  • Breast cancer and double mastectomy: Creator of a global support group
  • Current and up to date DBS
  • Level 3 safeguarding and continual development in this 
  • Creative and visualisation therapy 
  • Sand Tray Therapy 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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).

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National Counselling Society

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Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Counselling can be paid at each individual session or upfront blocks of 4 

£60 for face2face counselling (£220 if paid in blocks of 4)

£55 for video counselling (£200 if paid in blocks of 4) 

£55 for text counselling (£200 if paid in blocks of 4) 

I use video calling applications like Zoom for each session if Face-to-Face meetings are not possible.

Frequently Asked Questions www.time4talking.com

When I work

8am to 8pm

Ewhurst, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6

Guildford, Surrey, GU2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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