About me

I am a BACP (Accred) Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with over ten years experience. I offer professional psychological support in a dependable, calm and confidential environment, where you will have an opportunity to explore your feelings and to understand yourself and your life from a different perspective. The aim is reduce confusion and to enable you to make informed choices, manage challenges, or to make positive changes.

The process involves making connections and then identifying what changes can be made in your life. Therapy also encourages you to recognise and consider what cannot be changed.

Many people are nervous at the prospect of coming to counselling, especially if it's for the first time, so the first appointment will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your reasons for attending counselling and to consider the best way forward.

I am a member of BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a graduate member of the BPS (The British Psychological Society).

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc. Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, a BACP accredited course at CPPD, London. This provided a solid foundation in the major approaches of Psychodynamic Concepts and Person Centred Counselling.

Advanced Certificate, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (The Twickenham Therapy Centre)

Working with Couples. (Tavistock and Portman)

Certificate, Mindfulness and Meditation. (British Mindfulness Institute)

Certificate, Online and Telephone Counselling. (Counselling Tutor)

Enhanced DBS Certificate.

I have regular clinical supervision and a regular programme of continuing professional development.

I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and as such am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I am also a graduate member of The British Psychological Society.

My private practice is convenient to reach from Chertsey or Virginia Water. I work with young people and adults who are experiencing sadness, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and loss, and low self-esteem.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Individual sessions 50 minutes.  Fees £50.

The initial telephone session is 20 minutes.

Concessions available.

Payment by cash or bank transfer.

Please telephone or email for an appointment and I will get back to you as soon as possible. This may take 24 hours.

Please do enquire about the possibility of concessionary rates.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I'm sorry but all appointments are currently fully booked. Please do contact me if you would like an initial telephone consult and to go on the waiting list.

Further information

Before becoming a counsellor/psychotherapist I spent many years working in the media both in the UK and abroad.

I am mindful to hold an awareness of my client’s view of the world. My experience has attracted a number of clients from various cultures, who have said they found it helpful that I am understanding of religious and cultural differences and show a respect for others' societal norms.

Lyne
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

Parking is freely available on the drive or on the road.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Social

Verity Spencer

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