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Mary-Anne Nickerson
Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Bisley, Surrey      English

Mini Bio

Providing safe, confidential and non-judgemental support on a wide variety of issues, Mary-Anne is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Achievements

  • Higher advanced diploma in integrative counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Counsellor/psychotherapist.
  • Former honorary staff hospital counsellor.

Introduction

I have experience of working with both adults and young people on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling them to enhance their lives and to live it more fully. I’m experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with: * Stress * Relationships issues * Panic attacks * Anxiety * Bereavement * Infertility issues * Pain management * Redundancy * Depression/tearfulness * Addiction * Self-harming * Eating disorders * Postnatal depression * Loss and bereavement * Separation and divorce * OCD * Anger management * Identity issues -- My name is Mary-Anne Nickerson and I have been a practising counsellor and psychotherapist in Surrey for a number of years. I’m committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental manner, and am an accredited trained counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). What are counselling and psychotherapy and how can it help you? Counselling is a confidential 'helping relationship' that aims to allow you to identify your own resources. It’s based on the principle of empowerment that encourages a view towards reaching your full potential in life. Counselling and psychotherapy aim not to give you advice but allow you to clarify and address your problems. You’ll be offered the opportunity to explore your fears, challenges, expectations, limitations and possibilities for change and personal growth with my professional guidance in a supportive and caring environment. They can help a wide variety of issues such as improving your personal relationships, understanding your past and present with a view to enhancing your future. They may also help you to accept the difficult things in life that cannot be changed which sometimes can produce negative effects on us such as anger issues, depression, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorders and conflicts in our personal relationships. Through understanding and acceptance you can hope to manage these difficult feelings and behaviours and I’ll help you along the way, looking at positive ways with which to deal with such problems.

Qualifications

Higher Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Guildford College of Higher Education , 2006
Communications & Cultural Studies
University of Western England, 1991

Experience

Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Various, 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
Professionally I have had direct experience of providing support to young people (13-19 years) helping them to deal with a wide range of issues ranging from identity issues to teenage pregnancy, self-harming and addictions and have worked within 5 separate schools across the Surrey Area. At my time working for Women's Aid I have worked directly with victims of Domestic Abuse so I have specialist knowlege in this field which dealt with issues of low self-esteem & emotional, psychological, financial and sexual abuse as well as the effects that domestic abuse has on children and young people. I was lucky enough to have the experience of working as an Honorary Staff Counsellor at St. Helier Hospital in Carshalton helping doctors and nurses by providing vital counselling and psychotherapy this included a wide range of life issues such as post traumatic stress disorder, loss, stress in the work enviroment and cultural issues. I also have excellent knowledge and experience of working with clients who have relationship issues, or experiencing isolation, separation & divorce, drugs,substance misuse and addiction. As part of my continued professional development I have undertaken workshops in the following: Working with unaccompanied minors - The Refugee Council, London Basic Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training - Stella Project, London Basic Mental Health Training for Domestic Violence Workers - Greater London Domestic Violence Project Suicide & Self-Harm - Guildford College Creative Youth Counselling - Guildford College Child Protection Awareness Training - Surrey Community Action Welfare Rights & Benefits - Surrey Welfare Rights Notes, Confidentiality & the Law - Woking Counselling Service Domestic Abuse: Awareness & Practice Aquiring people skills to deal with Difficult People - Surrey Borders Partnership

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