Tamara Gadd

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Counsellor online & in person specialising in anxiety- MBACP
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Guildford GU2 & Cranleigh GU6
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

When you know you can’t go on as you are, something needs to change.

Feeling tense, nervous or unable to relax?
Have a sense of dread, or fearing the worst?
Feel like the world is speeding up or slowing down?
Feel like other people can notice and see your anxiety? 
Feel like you can't stop worrying, or that bad things will happen if you do stop?
Fearing the fear of panic?
Overthinking what others are thinking about you? 
Overthinking certain situations over and over? 
Worrying looping thoughts about your future?  

How I can help you

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I have helped many people over the years to manage and overcome their anxiety, panic and other problems that are negatively impacting the way they live their lives. We might look at past events and different stages of your life that have impacted and influenced how you may think, feel and behave in today's world. We will work together to make sense of what is going on in your life, rebuilding the courage and confidence that you have within you and gently rebalancing your emotional system, making positive life changes. 

My experience

I am a warm, approachable and experienced Counsellor in Private Practice for adults and teenagers and a large NHS-commissioned young persons organisation. I have a wealth of experience working with all problems and specialising in anxiety. I previously worked as a school counsellor with place2be working in secondary and junior schools and I am highly experienced in working with suicidal ideation, self-harm and high risk. I have also worked with the NHS youth counselling service as well as helping to run their early help counselling hub.

How I work

I work online across the UK and also face-to-face. I am an integrative counsellor which means I can use different models of Counselling that best suit you and what we are working with. These include CBT, Person-centred, Transactional Analysis, Solution Focused Brief, Compassion Focused and Psychodynamic.

I work wholeheartedly with compassion and kindness putting your well-being at the very centre of the work that we do together. The next steps would be to contact me either by phone or email to arrange a free telephone consultation where you will get a much warmer sense of who I am and how I can help you.

Next steps

  1. The next steps would be to contact me either by phone or email to arrange a free telephone consultation.
  2. During the consultation, you can discuss why you are considering coming for Counselling and what you would like to get out of it.
  3. If you are happy to continue, then a date will be set up for your first session.

Please call or text me on 07932452598 or send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in Counselling
  • Counselling Skills - The Link Centre 
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Anxiety UK trained 
  • Compassion Focused Therapy trained
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy trained 
  • NHS Youth Counselling Training Course
  • NHS Youth Counselling Service (In GP practice)
  • Place2be play therapy training days
  • School Counselling
  • Dance Therapy in school for deaf children
  • Breast cancer and double mastectomy: Creator of a global support group supporting over 26,000 women 
  • Current and up-to-date DBS
  • Advanced child protection and safeguarding-November 2022
  • Creative and visualisation therapy training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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 & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

8am to 8pm

Further information

What some of my clients say

* “Highly, highly recommend Tam at Time4Talking.  She was, without question, the catalyst for me moving into a healthier and happier place.  I truly appreciated her unfailingly kind and perceptive questioning, gentle challenges to keep exploring and endlessly wise counsel.“

* "My sessions with Tam were so valuable, helping me develop insights and skills that allow me to be kinder to myself as well as more curious.  I now have so many more resources and reserves to deal with life’s challenges and anxieties that all things feel possible again.”

* "I really enjoy our sessions and feel able to be open about everything. I have been working with Tamara for over a year now and have really benefitted from our sessions. I am able to be honest and open without fear of judgement. This is the first time I’ve ever done counselling and have also recommended Tamara to someone else. Thank you Tamara!"

* "Tamara was a pleasure to work with to help me get through some of my mental health issues. She makes you feel at ease from the minute you walk through the door and each session passed so quickly it was unbelievable, never felt long enough to be honest."

* "Her advice and help over the 3 months I’ve seen her has really helped me reframe and be more positive to situations and has helped me understand why I think and react the way I do to them. I will be going back to her again should the need arise. Highly recommended."

Guildford, Surrey, GU2

Victoria Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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