Counselling in Ash Green, Ash, Guildford, Godalming, Tongham, Farnham, Aldershot, Camberley, Farnborough, Fleet and Surrounding Areas
After an early career as a Police Officer with critical incident training and then later in the business world, I became interested in ‘mental health’ and what makes people behave the way they do – so I studied psychology.
I’ve worked with large and small organisations and have assisted people with the numerous issues which cause sickness absence and affect relationships and performance. I went on to gain an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and started a private practice in 1996. I’ve provided counselling for individuals from all walks of life, from prisoners to politicians – and gained a BA Counselling Degree accredited by Surrey University. I am currently providing assistance to one of the UK’s ambulance services.
I have the pieces of paper and the experience. I have both the robustness to hear traumatic testimony and the warmth which helps recovery. I’m victim-offender mediation trained, a Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, registered on the accredited voluntary register and have been a Course Tutor for the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. I have provided hundreds of voluntary hours of counselling for the British Tinnitus Association, for a Rape Crisis Centre, guest lecture at Surrey University and I am a registered Member and Supervisor of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. I am also a member of the Association of Business Psychology, a Member of the British Neuroscience Association and registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
I’m City & Guilds Assessor trained, have completed a Human Sexuality programme with the National Council of Psychotherapists and am also a published freelance writer. I founded a national Charity, have been a subject expert for the BBC and have a qualification in animal husbandry. My spare time is spent either with my partner and God-children or angling and coaching young people in the sport.
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Who needs counselling and why?
"No one has ever 'got me' before. Val did"
“Val has such a calm voice and presence that it was hard to remain stressed out”
“I feel free for the first time in my life. Thank you Val”
“Its hard to put into words, but I knew I could trust you and could tell you my inner most thoughts and feelings which I’d never told anyone else”
“You helped me accept redundancy and saved my marriage – and I thought counselling wouldn’t be for me!”
Tel: 01252 336114