Valerie Arthur

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Dip Therapeutic Counselling, MA, BA (Hons), MBACP
Available for new clients
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Guildford GU2 & Woking GU23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and young people aged 16 years and over. I offer short and long term therapy and can work with you in person, online or by telephone.

I appreciate that life can be and feel challenging. Relationships and experiences from both your past and present can leave you feeling confused, anxious, depressed or simply overwhelmed.

By offering a compassionate, non-judgemental space to share your thoughts and feelings I can provide you with the opportunity to reflect on the place you have reached. A space to untangle your feelings; a space to consider your past, present and future; a space to pause, be yourself and work towards a place of improved wellbeing and personal growth.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). My work draws on a variety of counselling approaches which enables me to tailor my approach to your individual needs. I will work with you at a pace that suits you and my approach is grounded in respect, empathy and compassion.   

My Availability

I offer an in-person counselling service every Tuesday morning (9am-1pm) and Wednesday afternoon (1pm-5pm) at the Eaves Counselling and Psychology Service in Guildford.

I also offer an online and telephone counselling service. My availability can be more flexible using these platforms so please do contact me directly if this interests you.

Next Steps

I recognise that reaching out can feel daunting. I also appreciate that coming to counselling is a big commitment- both in terms of time and finances. It is therefore important for you to feel at ease with your therapist and comfortable to talk freely.

With this in mind, I therefore offer a free initial 30 minute telephone consultation so you can get a feel for how we might work together. If this interests you please do email or call me to arrange a convenient time for an introductory chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE Level 3 Award Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE Level 2 Award Helping Skills
  • NCFE Level 1 Award Interpersonal Skills
  • MA (Warwick University)

Additional Training & Certifications

  • MHFA England: Youth Mental Health First Aider
  • ACTO Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • PESI UK Trauma Informed Practice when Working with Complex PTSD
  • Working with Relational Trauma- Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
  • BACP Online Counselling Training
  • BACP Exploring Suicidal Risk
  • BACP Integrating Artwork into your Counselling Practice

Experience

Alongside my private counselling practice I also work within a service offering short term counselling to 16-25 year olds. I have also previously worked for Mind- offering a counselling service to adults 18+. 

I have many years experience supporting families and young people. I know that life can be complicated and complex. Family relationships can become strained for multiple reasons and sometimes professional involvement can help to get things back on track.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Shame and Guilt

Photos & videos

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

When I work

In Person

Every Tuesday morning (9am-1pm) and Wednesday afternoon (1pm-5pm) at The Eaves Counselling and Psychology Service Guildford. 

Online/ Telephone

Please enquire for availability.

Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2

Ripley, Woking, Surrey, GU23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Valerie Arthur
Valerie Arthur