Meet Us

Meet Us- our counsellors are all individual members of the BACP, which is the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. They have professional liability insurance and are fully qualified to Diploma level or above. They all meet and  adhere to the ethical guidelines (a set of values, principles and moral obligations) and good practice of the BACP governing body and undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as the CRB check). Each counsellor has regular supervision to meet their commitment to work ethically and make certain they are working safely and effectively for the client’s best interest and well being. Our counsellors have regular safeguarding training.

All our counsellors are available from £40 per counselling hour (50 minutes) and we offer a wide range of appointment times including mornings , weekends and evenings. Although not all counsellors are available for every time slot. There are concessions available but these are limited and dependent on circumstance. The initial assessment session lasts 30 minutes and is free enabling you to meet the counsellor you feel drawn too and discuss your needs face to face.

 

 

Dave
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I feel successful counselling is built  on a foundation of a good therapeutic relationship. I will work with you and try to build that relationship. I will do this by treating everything we talk about as confidential, being honest, genuine, respectful and non-judgemental. This will build trust between us and of the counselling process, which will enable you to explore your feelings and thoughts at your own pace and in a safe space.     During counselling we will work together to build those foundations which will enable, underpin and reinforce a productive therapeutic relationship that can help you to achieve the outcome you desire. Although predicting exactly what will happen is challenging, as each therapeutic relationship is different and each client's experience unique, a successful therapeutic relationship can enable and promote in the client; self-confidence, self-esteem, self-motivation, self-belief. This can also increase self-awareness leading to understanding, opportunity and motivation to change through choice.  A counselling session built on a successful therapeutic relationship will provide a safe, reassuring 'space' where you are able to feel supported, explore your thoughts and feelings, understand your experiences and what they mean to you and promote your well being.                    I am a registered member of the BACP, a member of the BPS and fully insured. My qualifications and experience can be seen on the BACP website and my counselling directory entry which can be reached via the links at the bottom of this profile.
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Derek
Counsellor/ Therapist
Life’s difficulties and upset can come from a variety of sources and may present themselves in many ways. I will help you address these issues by providing a confidential space to focus on what is causing you concern, helping you find the answers you want or need so your challenges can be resolved. The desired outcome is for you to live a more happy and fulfilling life using this process. I have experience of working with client issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and self-confidence to stress and work related difficulties. I also have experience of working with people suffering chronic health issues including terminal illness, and their relatives and friends. Counselling is a unique experience for each individual. There is plenty of support to show that counselling helps to find solutions and provide relief from negative feelings and problems I am fully qualified and hold public liability insurance. Further details of my qualifications and experience can be found by following the link at the bottom of my profile. I look forward to working with you in due course if you decide to make contact and otherwise wish you all the best.
Counselling Directory
Chris
My name is Chris Worth, and I am a counsellor working in the local area. Searching for a counsellor can be a difficult process, so my aim here is to give you a brief idea of how I work, what my beliefs about counselling are, and what my experience is. Issues and problems are a natural part of life, but are also a unique experience for each person. Sometimes those problems can begin to feel overwhelming. Talking with family or friends can be an option, but they may not always be impartial or objective, and you may not feel that you are always being heard. A counsellor is someone who is trained to listen to your problems and difficulties, and help you to find a way of approaching them. I believe that one to one counselling is an opportunity for a person to begin to make sense of their experiences, and gain insight and perspective into past and current issues. The foundation for self-exploration is the relationship between the counsellor and the individual. As a counsellor, I hope to build that relationship with you by being non-judgemental and impartial, and by trying to understand the world through your eyes. I aim to provide a space that is supportive and confidential, and will therefor help you to express yourself. Building a relationship of genuineness, trust and openness will give you the opportunity to work out how you might relate to others around you. My training as a counsellor was integrative, which means that I can consider a variety of approaches towards each individual, but my aim is always to be collaborative to help you find the best way of expressing yourself. Through this, I hope to provide you with the opportunity to explore your issues, and begin to consider any positive changes. I am a member of the BACP, and adhere to their ethical principles, and my qualification is a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I currently work as a counsellor at Farnborough 6th Form College, where I have been for two years and see both 16-18 year olds and adults, as a counsellor at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice (also two years), and with under 16’s in local schools.