In this time of COVID-19 and lockdown, a time of such uncertainty, I am offering online and telephone counselling only, to give support if you are stressed and are experiencing anxiety and depression and perhaps feeling overwhelmed by confusing emotions.
I believe that you have all the resources you need within you - maybe right now you are realising you need support to access these resources. As your Counsellor I can help you to explore your issues and enable you to become the best you can possibly be.
My approach to Counselling is Holistic - I believe that change takes place on all levels, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual.
My aim is to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment in which we can work together to bring about the changes you desire.
My private practice is based in North Holmwood, 2 miles south of Dorking.
During the Covid-19 period I am offering video and telephone counselling only to all clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical framework for good practice.
I qualified as a Person centred Humanistic Counsellor in 1995.
In 2004 I added to my counselling skills by completing training as a Master Practitioner in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).
(NLP offers a flexible approach to bringing about fast changes, empowering you to adapt to your ever changing world).
In 2008/09 I completed training as a Couples Counsellor.
For 15 years I have worked with clients at the South East Cancer Help Centre in Purley, supporting people whose lives have been affected by Cancer.
I worked at a GP practice for two years and have many years experience as a Bereavement Counsellor.
I am experienced in facilitating face-to-face groups and telephone groups.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute session for individuals, either face-to-face or telephone and £70 for couples. This is negotiable if you are on a low income. I realise that starting counselling is not an easy decision to make, so do please contact me if there is anything further you wish to know or discuss.