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About me

I offer individual counselling for adults online via zoom, WhatsApp and telephone.

You may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, stuck, not sure where to begin but would benefit from some support to explore your situation and help you make sense of things. The challenges you are facing may be impacting on your relationships and mood, feeling depressed or experiencing low self esteem.

In addition to the broad range of issues I work with, I'm also a counsellor at a local hospice with particular experience of working with the pain and sadness of bereavement, loss and life limiting illness.

My aim is to offer a safe, confidential space that gives you 50 minutes at a regular time each week to talk about whatever you want to bring to the session, away from the interruptions and distractions of others, just time and freedom for you to focus solely on yourself in exploring your thoughts, feelings and issues in an environment where you can build trust and open up without the fear of judgment, so you can say what you truly feel.

I will work collaboratively with you to help face difficulties and facilitate the resources within you to gain new insights and a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationships. Helping you reflect on what you need or what might be holding you back, to enable you to have a greater awareness of your choices or view a situation in a different light.

From when we first meet it's an unknown journey, it's as though you arrive with all that you're holding in a bag, you put the bag down and in your own time start to unpack what you've been struggling with, from here the process begins to unfold.

"It's the client who knows what hurts, what direction to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried" - (Carl Rogers, the father of person centred counselling)

It's your path to explore, your insights and learning to be discovered. In this sense I help enable you to find your internal compass in knowing what's best for you, for change and personal growth to develop at your own pace.

The next step

It takes courage to make the first step in finding a counsellor. This might be the first time you've considered counselling, it can be overwhelming with the amount of choice when you look at the various counselling directories, deciding which path and approach you want to take. Therefore you can email or call me to arrange a free 20 minute consultation by phone, zoom or WhatsApp to see how we might work together and how I might be able to help.

This will give you time to sense how you feel with me before you decide what you want to do next and if you feel ready to book your first session. It's important that you feel that I'm the right person for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE Level 2 Helping Skills

Training:

  • Bereavement & Loss - Surrey Counselling Training
  • Working with Bereavement & Complex Grief (BACP)
  • Trauma & Coping - Surrey Counselling Training
  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer - The Open University
  • Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Mick Cooper
  • Existential Therapy & the Art of Living - Emmy Van Deurzen
  • The Engine of Shame - Juliet Grayson & William Ayot
  • Virtual Trauma Summit 2020 - Action Trauma

Professional Membership:

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their code of ethics.

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free initial 20 minute consultation.

£50 per session online via Zoom, WhatsApp or telephone.

Payment by bank transfer on the day of the session.

I have limited availability for concessionary rates, please enquire for further information.

Availability

Weekdays

Evenings

Weekends

The Practice
First Floor
210 High Street
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3JB

The Practice
126 Oatlands Drive
Weybridge
Surrey
KT13 9HL

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Languages offered

None

Zoe Hedges MBACP Dip. Couns.

Zoe Hedges MBACP Dip. Couns.