Valerie Heck

Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23
07517 037681
Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23

About me

Firstly I would like to thank you for looking at my profile.

It is easy enough in normal times to feel overwhelmed, alone and confused, but especially now in such uncertain and often scary times, if you feel you are struggling to cope with your situation please get in touch and together we can work out if counselling would be something that could help.

All of us try to deal with everyday life and most of the time we can cope by ourselves or with the help and support of family and friends - but at times,  however caring family and friends may be, we don't always want to tell people close to us how we are feeling and that is where professional counselling support can really help, somewhere where you can share you innermost feelings, thoughts and worries without any fear of judgement or causing possible pain to someone close to you.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and have also worked within the well-being and mental health sector for approx twenty years.

As a person-centred counsellor I will provide you with a totally confidential, empathetic and safe  environment for you to explore your past and present, our relationship will be built on honesty, trust and respect.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been involved in the well-being and mental health sector for many years, since qualifying as a therapeutic person-centred counsellor since 2014 I have worked in generic counselling service in Kent where clients I saw presented with wide ranging issues from historical child abuse to bereavement.

I also worked for a transgender support organisation offering counselling to anyone experiencing issues around gender, gender questioning, transgender and their families or issues arising from.

I also worked as an outreach counsellor for Catalyst in Guildford, counselling clients struggling with drug and alcohol addiction or recovery from, also offering counselling to friends and family members coping with a loved ones dependence issues.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Free Assessment

Current telephone and video call sessions £25

Session £40 per 50 minutes face to face counselling

I can work in the evenings and also Saturday mornings

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Leatherhead
Surrey
KT23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Due to COVID-19, at present I am only accepting telephone and video call clients.

Availability

Weekday evenings & Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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