Geraldine McManus

Geraldine McManus


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07748838180
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Therapist - Godalming

Godalming GU7
07748838180
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

Availability

March 2020 

In view of recent government guidance about Covid-19 Corona virus I am now  entirely remotely - via online video and phone. 

Clients are choosing to meet using FaceTime, Whatsapp, Skype  or telephone/audio/ 


In normal circumstances I also see people face-to-face but in these extraordinary times that is not appropriate. 

Fingers crossed our normal options will resume soon. 

On the plus side, this gives me more flexibility in days and times. 

For example. most mornings and evenings.



About me and my therapy practice

My original training includes a degree in psychology (BSc, Honours) and Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling (MSc) which means I can draw on a range of different theoretical and philosophical approaches including Psychodynamic, Existential, Phenomenological, Humanistic, and Postmodern.

In the course of my continuing professional development (CPD) I have taken training in Couples Counselling, CBT, Hypnotherapy, Clinical Supervision, Creativity and Play Therapy.

I have an Advanced DBS certificate and I am registered with a range of Insurance companies including Bupa, AxaPPP, Health Assured, etc


Practice description

For therapeutic reasons I will send you a working agreement that summarises how I work, including confidentiality.

For therapeutic reasons I aim to plan sessions three or four weeks in advance and plan to meet on the same day and time each week where possible, at least initially. 

This allows us to develop a safe therapeutic relationship - one where you feel safe and supported to explore your thoughts, feelings and situation. 

It is important for me to know how you find our work. So I will ask you from time to time what it is like to talk about things. 

This helps me get to understand you but also allows you to get to know yourself differently, and from there you can heal and potentially make changes.


My first session

I work with the standard  fifty minute (50) 'therapeutic hour.'

The first session is important therapeutically as much as any other session. It is a time for us to start to get to know where you are, what you are looking for, and how we work together. 

We will go through and confirm some contact information and how we are planning to continue. 

 Unless we are working within a short term, time limited, brief therapy framework, which is normally limited to 6-8 sessions, I will not direct our work. 

I cannot know what has happened to you between sessions, and so it is not for me to prioritise our work. 

However, I will ask questions, to check my understanding of what you are saying and to help you reflect and explore. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Primal therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Farncombe

Farncombe GU7
077 488 38180
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

Availability

In view of the latest Corona Virus crisis I am not seeing any clients face-to-face. However, Clients are requesting FaceTime, Whatsapp, Skype, Telephone/Audio etc.

A few Years ago as part of my continuing professional development (CPD) I took professional training to work with people online and as such am qualified as a  Certified Cyber Therapist  including online video, telephone, email etc.

I can support you to adapt to this if it is a new way of meeting people. 

Even those who have preferred to meet face to face have often found that they adapt to this very quickly, have found that they forget very quickly that we are not meeting in person, the same level of emotional connection can be experienced, even though we are not meeting in person. 

However, of course, this could bring up challenges and issues for you. We can work through those challenges and 

CHALLENGING TIMES

This can be a challenging time for many people for many reasons. 

Social/physical distancing and self isolation are new phrases but have become a sudden reality for many.

Relationships and families can be difficult at the best of times, but being required to stay at home with your partner and families for days, weeks or even months at a time can bring up issues very quickly.

Privacy can be difficult, so we can look at ways that you can access wifi and have the privacy that you need for ours sessions. 



About me and my therapy practice

I'm an Accredited member of the BACP.  

My qualifications include - MSc, Psychotherapy and Counselling, BSc Honours Psychology, Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

 Compassion, empathy, confidentiality, support and being non-judgemental are fundamental to the way I work. 

 You will be able to explore at your own pace, to heal, gain insight and to make the changes you want. 

 My theoretical background allows me to draw from a number of philosophical and theoretical approaches that mean I work with how you are in the here and now, as well as how you got here and where you would like to get to. This includes Psychodynamic, Existential, Person Centred approaches. 

 In the course of continuing professional development I have taken additional training to work with couples, children and young people in addition adult individuals. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy and Creativity and Play Therapy.

 I also supervise trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists individually and in groups.

Practice description

I work with the standard fifty minute (50)'therapeutic hour.'

I work very consciously with therapeutic boundaries as they enable us to develop safe and supportive therapeutic relationship so that you feel able to work through the things that you are struggling with.

This means that it is valuable for us to arrange to meet at the same day and time each week as far as possible. I aim to plan sessions on a rolling four weeks in advance so we know where we are.

If you need to change appointments within shorter notice, I will offer to reschedule within the same week, but would charge if you cancel within 24 hours notice without an opportunity to reschedule. 

As we are currently working online, I request payment to be paid by BACS before the session. 





My first session

The first session has a very important role in our therapeutic relationship.

It may be the first time you have spoken about some issues.

It can be the first time you have considered some things. 

It is an opportunity for us to get to understand how we work together, confirm contact information and to consider how we want to continue. 

Since we need to work remotely at the moment, it is important to make sure that this is right for you.

Prior to the first session I will send you my working agreement and will need you to complete and return that before our session. 

If you are already in crisis or particularly vulnerable, working remotely like this may not be appropriate so we may need to look for other options that you may take. 

 I request payment by BACS prior to each session. 


What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - GODALMING

GODALMING GU7
07748838180
Contact Geraldine for session rate.

Features

About me and my therapy practice

I practise in Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey and in Sussex.

In Farncombe I am based about 15 minutes walk from Farncome railway station with nearby parking and bus connections.

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited