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FdSc Counselling, Registered MBACP

About me

I am a qualified Counsellor offering a compassionate, confidential and supportive therapeutic service to Adults and Adolescents.

I believe that we have the capacity and potential to live a fulfilled life but sometimes we experience a ‘stuckness’ individually, or in our relationships. Clients often come to counselling having felt stuck for longer than they can remember, and perhaps seeking support for the first time. It takes great courage to get to this point. You may come to counselling finding it difficult or even painful to name the problem. The feeling “that something is just not quite right” is often where we start on our journey together.

How I can help


As your counsellor, I am here to develop trust, offer acceptance, empathically listen without judgment, and help you experience a deeper understanding of your feelings (or absence of them). I help you move towards greater independence and encourage personal responsibility. Through working collaboratively the counselling process will help relieve your distress as you gain awareness, and find new ways of looking at your situation.

How I work

I respond to each client in an individual way. I am non-directive and take a holistic view of my clients, encouraging wholeness of experience. Together, we will explore your unique personal struggle in a safe and confidential way.

Testimonials

Verity is one of those people who you seek out in troubled times because she is compassionate, kind, patient and above all, genuine. She is a fantastic listener and has the ability to instantly put you at ease. I would like to thank Verity for her invaluable support during some difficult times in my life. Anonymous client

Verity is a very unique therapist in that she is both an experienced art teacher and a counsellor. She can effectively use both these skills in a creative way to help people figure out who they are and how they feel inside. She is very experienced and makes anyone feel comfortable with her calm personality and gentle nature. I know that anyone who would start to work with her would benefit enormously. Tone Tellefsen Hughes DC, BSC, FRCC (paeds) Director of Luck's Yard Clinic.

Each session that I had with Verity was incredibly powerful and I came away with some profound insights into my situation which helped me to change my perspectives.  I cannot recommend her highly enough for her skill, sensitivity, wisdom and compassionate approach. I will definitely seek her services again should I need some counselling support in the future! Anonymous Adolescent female client

Counselling has helped me find who I really am, and learn to appreciate it. Anonymous Adolescent female client

My whole view of and approach to life has fundamentally shifted for the better. Anonymous Male Client

Location

I work from a counselling studio in Wormley in a confidential and peaceful setting. Parking available.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc in Counselling – University of Greenwich

Certificate in Counselling Young People

CCST Counselling Skills and Theory

Alongside Private Practice, I am also a School Counsellor at Tormead School, Guildford

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I sometimes use creative methods to explore feelings, and may offer these to encourage connection with emotions; however, my clients are always free to choose and I follow their pace and direction in every session.

I have an Art/Pastoral Educational background of over 20 years and have previously run Therapeutic Art Workshops for Adults, Adolescents and Children.

I am passionate about promoting confidence, resilience and self care in teenagers and supporting them through adolescence.

I also offer online and walk and talk therapy.

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Weekly sessions are 50 minutes

Fee

£60 per session

Intake/Assessment (30 minutes) £30

This is a non obligation opportunity for us to meet and to hear what is troubling you. We need to ascertain whether I am the right person to work with you, and if you would like to proceed.




When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Afternoon
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Night

Thursday 8am -1pm   5.30pm- 8.30pm

Saturday 9-1pm

Further information

I am fully insured, DBS checked and a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. (MBACP) Accreditation eligible. I work within the guidelines of The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. A qualified Supervisor regularly supervises my work.

General Data Protection Regulations

Any personal contact information that you give me shall only be used to make contact with you when required by text, email or post. A GDPR consent form and our working agreement will be signed in our intake session. All personal information (including any written notes) are kept securely for 7 years following the end of therapy, at which time all notes and contact details will be securely destroyed. None of your personal information will be shared with a third party, by me, or for marketing purposes.

Wormley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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