Valerie Harris MSc,MBACP,MBPsS

Valerie Harris MSc,MBACP,MBPsS

Weybridge
Surrey
KT13

07954816716 / 07954816716

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Weybridge
Surrey
KT13

07954816716 / 07954816716

About me

Welcome to my counselling page.

I am an experienced individual counsellor and therapist and Relate trained couple counsellor.
Painful experiences, worries about the future can all make it hard to handle difficult situations in your relationship. Sometimes life can feel difficult for no particular reason and you don't know who to turn to for help. We can discuss how I might be able to help you and understand your difficulties.
During the first session we can explore how we work together and how best this can be achieved.

I work mainly with couples, with individuals whose partners may be reluctant to visit a counsellor, or individuals seeking a better understanding of themselves, their family or work relationships. If the problem is very specific a few sessions and brief interventions may be all you want or need to handle difficult situations. You may like to work in a more open ended way, taking time to explore your world and working towards personal growth and development. Perhaps the difficulties you are experiencing have been with you for some time, and may take longer to work through.

I am able to offer time limited, short term and open ended work, using an integrative approach in various therapies that include systemic and psychodynamic approaches. Depending on what you want and need we can discuss together a starting point for your therapy.

If you would like to find out more about having sessions with me you can call or e-mail me at my practice in Weybridge. If you are leaving a message with your details I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA. Psychology; BSc (Hon.)

MSc Research Methods and Psychological Assessment (University of Surrey) Research: Stress and its effect on Academic Performance in Children at School.

Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory (SOCN)

Relate & University of East London. Graduate Diploma Certificate: Foundation in Couples Counselling.

Qualified Relate Trained Counsellor Certificate.

I have many hours of experience working with couples and individuals. My training with Relate was in psychodynamic and systemic therapy. I work mainly from an integrative perspective in psychodynamic, systemic, transactional analysis models and can offer person centered and a behavioural perspective approach that include CBT and CBCT for couples..

My experience spans the voluntary sector, student counselling and private practice, and includes work with individuals and couples experiencing a wide range of difficulties and issues: relationship issues, couples counselling, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviours, difficulties around intimacy, work related issues, health anxiety, stress, anger management, self esteem, bereavement and loss.

Post Qualification Experience: training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Individuals (CBT), Couples (CBCT) attending to relationship and individual distress.

Art and the Imagination in Counselling and Psychotherapy;

Counselling Young People.

Service Life, Deployment and its Effect on Families and Couple Relationships (Relate)

British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Association of Independent Practitioners (AIP) Div BACP

Certificate of Proficiency. (BACP)

I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice ( BACP/BPS.)

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Service Life, Deployment effects on families and couple relationships.

Fees

My fees is £65 per hour session for individuals and £85 per hour session for couples. Each session is 60 minutes. I also offer extended couple sessions by agreement of 90 minutes to clients if the circumstances are appropriate. This can be a fortnightly arrangement rather than a weekly attendance.

Young person age 16- 18 yrs in education £45 per hourly session.

Concessions for clients on low incomes are available by arrangement. This can be discussed at the first session or consultation.

Payment can be made on line via BACS prior to the session or at the end of the session in cash or cheque with a Bank guarantee card.

Further information

Free, on site parking private road; access code to road once session confirmed.
Adolescents/young people, adults and couples;

Caseworker SSAFA Forces trained in Bereavement and Loss issues.
Relate Counsellor

Elected Public Governor (2012- 2014 ) Kingston Hospital NHS

Enhanced CRB check SSAFA Forces Help.
Enhanced CRB check Relate

Maps & Directions

Weybridge, KT13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning by arrangement.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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