Tamara Gadd Prof.Dip. Counsellor (specialising in anxiety) MBACP & NCS
Welcome to my profile, my name is Tam, I have a wealth of experience of working with all problems with Anxiety being my specialist area. If you would like to have a read below and then get in touch where you will get a more natural and warmer sense of who I am and how I can help you.
I Connect with how you feel
I completely understand that life can feel overwhelming with apprehension or lack of drive and self-worth that can control and take over our way of living, so much so that it becomes the way we live. This can create a sense of being hopelessly stuck with these dominating problems, such as anxiety, panic attacks, anger, stress, low self-esteem, depression etc. You may even feel alone and disconnected from family and other relationships in your life because of the isolation that can come with these persistent problems. Maybe you feel exhausted but can’t sleep because of those anxious thoughts that keep looping through your mind.
How Counselling with me can help you
I help you to use the courage and wisdom that you have within you, to unravel and make connections from past events to current behaviours and thinking. To have a clearer understanding of why things are the way they are and how they're not your fault, to gently build your confidence, re-balance your emotion system and make positive life changes so that you can re gain control and find happiness. I work wholeheartedly with compassion and kindness putting your well being at the very centre, so you will feel supported in a non-judgemental confidential and safe space.
My qualifications and experience.
I'm a registered and accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice for both adults and teenagers as well as working with the NHS youth counselling service in the GP surgery and EHH (Early Help Hub). I work with all problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, abuse, panic, low confidence, low mood etc, but with anxiety being my specialised area. I am an approved anxiety UK therapist and have much experience with a broad range of different anxieties including GAD. I have also worked in schools for many years as a pastoral mentor and counsellor helping teenagers to work through their problems and find solutions.
How and where I work
integrative Counselling enables me to use different models of counselling that are best suited to you. These include psychodynamic, Gestalt, person-centred, solution focused brief and my much loved compassion focused therapy (CFT)
Face2face: I have 2 counselling rooms, 1 in Ewhurst within my home and the other in Guildford. The rooms are peaceful, private 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)
Walk and Talk is another option that I offer and a fantastic way to have your counselling session, out in the open air. This is beneficial for those that are anxious and find it difficult to have a more formal face2face session. It has so many benefits and for those that have been stuck for long hours indoors getting outside for their session is the perfect start or end to their day. We walk side by side slowly whilst exploring the problems, the fresh air and endorphins help to regenerate new ideas which can bring about change and different perspectives
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.
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
- pastoral mentoring (in school)
- Hypnotherapy/qualified hypnotherapist
- Applied relaxation therapy
- Regular and continual safe guarding: keeping children safe in school
- School pupil pastoral mentoring course
- Current and up to date DBS
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
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.
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
Concessions offered for
Counselling can be paid at each individual session or upfront blocks of 4
£50 for blocks of four sessions
£55 for individual pay as you go
£65 for online or face2face session
I use video calling applcations like Zoom for each session if Face-to-Face meetings are not possible.
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