Sunshine Counselling Counselling in Fleet, Guildford and Ascot

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Experience and Qualifications


I am a Transactional Analysis therapist who believes that everyone in life is worth it and has the capabilities to find options and achieve change.

I have experience in working young people (16 years of age and over), individuals and couples who suffer from a variety of issues ranging from difficult family relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders along with low self-esteem, self harm, unhealthy eating or drinking habits and addictions.

In addition to my private practice, I am a member of The Eaves Counselling and Psychological Services in Surrey, I work at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre in Guildford and deliver short term solution focused counselling for the NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) department in Surrey.

I also offer group therapy sessions and workshops for private individuals and organisations, together with another qualified counsellor.
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I practiced in an organisation that helps young people facing homelessness and adversity and are in need of guidance and advice.

I offer dedicated psychotherapic support to senior citizens who experience life changes, loneliness or sense of loss, and their relatives who might also struggle with these changes.

I attend regular trainings to improve my skills and use the latest techniques in my psychotherapeutic approach as a counsellor.

Professional Qualifications

I am a fully qualified counsellor, holding a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis course, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and validated by the University of Middlesex, as well as a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and validated by the University of Middlesex.

I also have a Diploma in Psychology of Human Development.

I am a registered Member of the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their code of Ethics.

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I am also registered and listed in the Counselling Directory for professional counsellors.
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Additional Qualifications

I achieved the following additional qualifications:

  • Certificate in Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate of Transactional Analysis from ITA(Institute of Transactional Analysis)

I am committed to improving the quality of my service by attending regularly to specific workshops and training courses, e.g.
  • Attachment and Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Body Psychotherapy Dissociation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Companion Animal loss
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Drugs and Alcohol Abuse
  • Loss and Grief
  • Psychosexual Therapy
  • Working Creatively
  • Working with Suicide and Self Harm
  • Working with Shame
  • Group Therapy
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Couple Counselling
  • Safeguarding in Counselling
  • Ritual Abuse
  • Mindfulness

I can work in English and Italian languages.

Counselling Supervision

As an ethical practitioner, I attend regular clinical supervision with a professional supervisor, who also abides to the same codes of ethics in relation to client confidentiality.
The supervision is fundamental in maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and expertise in the work done with my clients.

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