I’m Teresa Hatcher, I work in my private practice in Wallington. Approaching counselling can be a daunting task but how you are feeling now has given you the desire to find a counsellor to help you to move on in your life. It may be that life is a struggle or a challenge at the moment or there may be specific issues, such as anxiety or loss, which now are the right time to face and you would like someone to help you to do this. Whatever brings you to counselling I am able to offer you the time and a safe space to be able to talk and be listened to without being judged.
As well as working in my private practice, I also have over 25 years experience of working, as a nurse, in the NHS with families who are living with complex health problems. This has involved both hospital and community work in a variety of settings and working with many different professionals. I am very experienced in working with families from diverse backgrounds and cultures and it has been a privilege to have worked with a number of families for many years. I feel that this work has been invaluable in underpinning my work in my private practice.
As we work together, I use a number of therapeutic theories to inform my practice to ensure that I am able to work in the best way possible with you. I am able to work with you on either a short-term or long-term basis, this can be discussed when we meet, but whichever way we decide to work together you are not committed to any particular length of time. Some people find that only a few sessions are helpful to them, others come for longer.
My practice in Wallington is on bus routes and is a 10-minute walk from Wallington train station. Parking is also available on the road outside without restrictions.
Please visit my website to read more about me and my practice or do phone me if you would like to ask a question.
Training, qualifications & experience
1982 Registered Nurse - Adult and Registered Nurse - Child
1990 Introductory Course in Family Therapy
1994 City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate
1995 Advanced Certificate in Counselling,
University of Surrey
1996 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy,
University of Surrey
1998 Master of Science in Counselling and Psychotherapy as a Means to Health, University of Surrey
1998 Diploma of Higher Education in Community Health Care
2020 Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO Approved Course)
I am committed to undertaking continuous professional development to further develop my practice.
In my work I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am also fully insured and I have an enhanced DBS
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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