I see personal breakdown and crisis as events that point the way to changes that help us reach our full potential. My aim is to support you as you explore those aspects of your life and behaviour that are of concern to you at the moment. I can help you to understand what is important to you, highlight and clarify issues that emerge as we talk and work towards that resolution and change.
To do this I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to individual adults and couples. Generally speaking we sit together in a quiet, comfortable room in the privacy of my home. I have studied and practised a wide range of counselling and psychotherapy techniques and will talk with you about your individual concerns to determine the best approach for you.
So when you call or email me initially, we will set up a first session to talk about your situation and what you would like to get out of counselling. We can then determine what approach might work best for you. If you're happy to continue after that, we will set up a second session and arrange to meet regularly for one hour, usually weekly, for as many (or few) times as you need.
People come to see me for a wide range of reasons, but typically because:
- Feel depressed, anxious or confused;
- Are dissatisfied with work, relationships or lifestyle;
- Deal with problems in harmful ways, eg eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse;
- Are in some kind of some personal crisis;
- Find relationships difficult or are facing relationship breakdown;
- Are stressed or anxious because of overwork or excessive responsibility;
- Face illness or bereavement;
- Have difficulties arising from abuse.
Any Other Questions?
You will find some more detail on my website at www.valallen.com. Please do call or email if you need any further information or if you would like to come along for an initial session to explore your concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years training and experience in private practice and am also an approved supplier to a number of organisations including Aviva, Barnardos, Optimum Health, Churches Ministerial Counselling Service and the University of East London.
Over the years I have undergone extensive training and am a Registered Senior Accredited therapist. I trained with the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London. I have an MA in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy (DeMontfort University) and a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (CCPE). Other certified training includes couples counselling, counselling supervision, life coaching and a diploma in working with trauma. I am also qualified and highly experienced in career and employment issues.
I am a registered member and Approved Supervisor of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a Senior Accredited Member of BACP and a UK Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Membership of these professional bodies means that I abide by strict Codes of Ethics and professional practice. You can be assured of the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling : £50.00 per hour session.
Couple Psychotherapy and Counselling : £60.00 per hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8.45am - 8.00pm Monday to Thursday. 8.45am - 5.00pm Friday. Appointments in Bisley, between Woking and Guildford in Surrey.
Types of client