About Hilary Barratt
Counselling provides an opportunity to look at problematic areas of your life - this can lead to a reassessment of beliefs and attitudes and consequently the possibility of change. I offer a warm and supportive relationship to help you look at whatever is concerning you.
My approach is primarily person-centred and humanistic: I will listen and reflect non-judgmentally, with acceptance and understanding, allowing you the space to explore what you think and feel. Sometimes I incorporate methods from theoretical models such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) if I think this will be helpful to you.
There are no upper or lower limits to the number of sessions, although a counselling relationship benefits from having time to develop. You may find that just a few sessions are enough to make a difference. Like most counsellors, I find that one session per week is practical and gives time for reflection before we next meet while also providing continuity. Sessions are normally an hour long and times can be flexibly booked to fit in with your needs.
My training, work experience and any achievement
FdA Humanistic Counselling (Commmendation)
Certificate in Counselling
BA Hons in Psychology and Physiology
I have experience of counselling young people (16 - 25 years) through Surrey Care Trust, University students in Portsmouth, mothers of young children through Family Focus, adults of all ages and people suffering with tinnitus. I am also a volunteer with Victim Support and have experience of supporting people suffering from sexual crimes, domestic abuse and many other traumatic experiences.
I run a private practice from a comfortable room in my house which is close to Guildford train station and Surrey University.
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Concerns & issues I deal with
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Childhood Issues
- Chronic Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
- Cultural Issues
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Family Problems
- Low Self Confidence
- Low Self Esteem
- Marriage (Marital Relations)
- Mental Health Problems
- Midlife Crisis
- Negative Thoughts
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Attacks
- Personality Disorders (PD)
- Physical Abuse
- Post Natal Depression (PND)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship Problems
- Self Development
- Self Harm
- Sleep Disorders
- Social Phobia
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Terminal Illness
- Unresolved Issues
- Emotional Abuse
- Counselling: £45.00/session
- Psychotherapy: £45.00/session
Special Online Booking Offers
Some concessions available for those on low incomes.
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