I have worked extensively with adults and young people in G.P's surgeries and in Private Practice and during and post pandemic I see clients online or face to face depending on what works best for them . I work with people coming to counselling for many different reasons including bereavement, depression, anxiety, feeling sad relationship concerns, social anxiety, miscarriage and fertility issues. COVID has impacted us all , and there has been an increase in people seeking counselling as they have struggled with social anxiety, loss and isolation.
I also work with counselling students and I have been a tutor on counselling certificate training courses and a tutor and supervisor on counselling degree programmes . I am also a qualified supervisor .
How I Work
My focus is to be alongside my clients in both a supportive and growthfull way. Whilst it is helpful to be able to talk and feel heard counselling and psychotherapy stimulate a deeper self awareness, which in turn allows us to rely less on unhelpful coping strategies and to find new ways to go forward. It can take a lot of courage to make the first steps towards seeking help. Whether you are struggling with a painful loss, relationship worries, anxieties about you future or feelings of depression and uncertainty, having counselling can help you feel heard and gain insight into yourself and future choices.
I have a degree in Integrative/relational counselling which means I have trained in a range of counselling theories including Humanistic , Psychodynamic and CBT therapies. I believe that given the right circumstances we can all reach our full potential in life but our past relationships can impact on how we feel about ourselves and behave in the world. Understanding more the significance of our past relationships can help make sense of what may be happening with present relationships.
Any inquiries about counselling are dealt with in confidence by email and the phone. if you decide you want to have an initial meeting I would arrange an assessment session where we can look at what has brought you to seek counselling and what it might involve. I offer both short term counselling ( 10-12 sessions) and more longer term open-ended counselling depending on what you might need. I offer regular reviews to reassess where we are and the way forward.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor and I abide by their code of ethics and professional practice. I am registered as a psychotherapist with major health insurance companies
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Experience:
I have been in private practice for over 13 years in the Esher area, I have worked as a tutor on counselling certificate training courses for 10 years, and on a counselling degree programme.
I have worked in G.P surgeries as a counsellor.
- BA Hons degree in Integrative-Relational counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2007
- Certificate in CBT
- Certificate in Humanistic counselling 2002
- Fully qualified supervisor and have attended the CSTD supervision courses
I have worked as a counsellor in a GP practice in Kingston running the counselling service from 2008-2010. I worked as a counsellor in a G.P practice in Surbiton from 2005 during training until after I qualified. I have been an assistant on a counselling certificate course (since 2010 )
I have taught and supervised on a counselling degree programme..
- Worked as a counsellor for Kingston council from 2005-2007
- Mentor for Kingston university 2008-2016
Continuing professional development
I attend workshops and training courses as part of my ongoing professional training as a qualified counsellor. These have included training in; stress and anxiety, eating disorders, loss and bereavement, relationship breakdown, shame, transactional analysis, attachment, trauma, family constellations, transference and countertransference, body work and group work.
I am in regular supervison.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
IVF.and fertility issues.
i charge £60 for a 50 minute session
I am registered as a psychotherapist /counsellor with major insurance companies
All enquiries are in strict confidence, either by email or phone .
Parking is available.