I am a registered UKCP psychotherapist with my own practice based in Dorking, Surrey. I also undertake both psychotherapy and coaching work in London.
I provide a range of therapeutic services to individuals, couples and organizations in Dorking in Surrey, London and across the UK. This includes individual and couples therapy and personal and developmental coaching.
As a psychotherapist, my approach is primarily existential. This approach encourages us to be realistic about both our strengths and our limitations which in turn help us to identify our possibilities. By re-examining our assumptions about ourselves, others and the world we live in, we create the possibility of seeing new opportunities for meaningful living which may well have been obscured, denied or not envisaged. An Existential approach does not eliminate anxiety but encourages us to engage with it with courage and compassion.
Leading a more meaningful life is the intention of this approach. It is about accepting that life and work involves pleasure and pain, sadness and joy, success and failure, good and bad. We all live in the tension of these paradoxes everyday but our response is often like a magnetic pull towards one end of those polarities and where we seek to eradicate or deny any value or influence of the other. Recognising that both ends of these life magnets have something to offer us in our challenges of life is the goal of this approach, to find a way through our dilemmas by accepting both our limitations and our possibilities, by working with the stuff in our lives we like and the stuff in our lives that we run away from.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regents College: December 2004
Adv. Diploma Existential Psychotherapy - Regent's College: December 2006
Registered with UKCP since 2007
Private practice since 2007
Voluntary student counsellor at Brighton Institute of Modern Music: 2003-2008
Volunteer at CRUSE Bereavement Support and the Samaritans
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
£55 per session in Dorking
£75 per session in London
I also undertake telephone work and SKYPE.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client