Mandy Stewart

Mandy Stewart


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07542 903457

Contact Mandy

Therapist - Ashtead

Ashtead KT21
07542 903457
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

My usual hours are;

Monday 9am to 7pm

Tuesday 9am to 7pm

Wednesday 9am to 7pm

Thursday 9am to 7pm

Friday 9am to 3pm

About me and my therapy practice

My initial training was as a Person Centred Counsellor over 20 years ago. I have worked within the NHS and my own Private Practise as well as within schools. I also ran a Counselling Service for survivors of sexual abuse.

I have had extensive additional training to enable me to work with Couples and Young people as well as Attachment disorders, Bereavement, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Couple Counselling

As well as being an Accredited and Registered member of BACP I am a graduate member of The British Psychological Society.

 

Practice description

As a Person Centred therapist three main elements are at core of my thoughts;

Unconditional positive regard;  which means I will accept and value you.

Congruence;  which means I will be honest and transparent in my experience of you. 

Empathy; which means that I will be trying to walk in your shoes and see your world as you experience it.

I will start sessions by asking you what you would like to focus on and take your lead.

I always follow my Person Centred roots but over the years that I have been  therapist I have developed my own style of therapy.

I am very interested in attachment styles and how they can shape our way of being in the world.

I will ask questions but only if I believe it will be of benefit to you and I may challenge you to look at things in a different way.

At all times we will be working together for you to explore your feelings and beliefs.

I will not judge you and will be willing to hear whatever you need to bring to your therapy session.

My first session

At the moment due to Covid19 I am not permitted to see clients face to face.

Please email me or phone me for an initial chat and we can then decide to proceed with skype, zoom or facetime video calls.

Telephone calls are possible if you are unable to use a laptop or ipad.

In order to allow for any technical difficulties I am allowing a full hour for appointments instead of 50mins. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

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

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling

Supervisor - Ashtead

Ashtead KT21
07542903457
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I undertook my supervision training in 2007 with Elke Lambers affiliated with Person-Centred Therapy Britain and the Counselling Unit of Strathclyde University,Glasgow.

My qualification is the 'PCT Britain Post-Diploma Certificate in Supervision'

Both my counselling diploma and supervision training are Person Centred. My training was with Dave Mearns at Strachclyde University in 1998. I also have training and experience working with other models including; CBT, Creative Therapy, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

I have training and extensive experience working with young people in schools and survivors of abuse. 

My supervision style is Person Centred and I believe that the relationship between the supervisor and supervisee should be one which enables growth and understanding of the therapeutic relationship. I do not see myself as an ‘expert’ or ‘teacher’ but rather a facilitator. I will always be respectful of your counselling experience. My aim is to work alongside you exploring and working through any difficulties which you may be experiencing with a particular client in a reflective way. My aim is to support your work as you grow in confidence finding your own way and reaching your own conclusions about which way to go. I am simply alongside you with a ‘map’, which we can refer to together, should any assistance or support be required.

There may be times when events in your personal life at home or in the work place seem overwhelming and supervision may need to be more focused on your issues. While being mindful of boundaries and when personal therapy may be more appropriate my priority will your self-care so that you are able to practice to the best of your ability.

I also see my role as being available to discuss theoretical and ethical issues. I am also available to offer assistance with accreditation, by discussing or reading through your application, before it is submitted.



What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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