I’m an approachable, professional, and qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor with over 10 years of experience successfully working with a wide range of issues with clients aged 18 to clients in their 60's and 70's.
Counselling can help you in a crisis, with major life changes, smaller difficulties or self-development. My Cranleigh consulting room provides you with a safe confidential space to share your thoughts and feelings without judgement. I can facilitate you in finding new ways to cope and move forward with your problems and feel more in control. I aim to help you understand and work with your thoughts, feelings and how they affect your life. I can help you explore and find your own answers, see challenges from a different perspective, build motivation and inspire hope for the future. I've had counselling myself and my life experiences enable me to build a good rapport with you, supporting you in an understanding empathic way.
My Approach and How I can help
I'm trained in Integrative Counselling, which means that I can draw from different approaches to suit your needs. The approaches I use are Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Transpersonal. The model I trained in is a relational model which is about the different ways people relate to each other. This is particularly useful when working with relationship issues. I believe my relationship with you is an equally important part of counselling as my training and experience. Our relationships, experiences and environment in childhood influence our relationships and shape who we are today, and awareness and insight can be gained from exploring our past to positively influence the future.
Some of the issues I have worked with are:
abuse (childhood sexual abuse and emotional/mental abuse)
bereavement or loss
I have extensive hours of practice working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse at RASASC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) over 7 years, which included working with related issues such as depression, self-esteem, loss, anger, trauma, stress and relationship issues. I have also worked in a women's prison and a women's centre and in private practice. I also work with men.
I work with individual adults on a short term or long term basis.
Why not take that first step and give me a call or email me today!
We can discuss what you need and how I an help without obligation. Please click on my website for any further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2005
A Certificate in Working with Survivors of Abuse 2006
I have attended many workshops and I can integrate my knowledge of different issues into the relational model depending on your needs.
Some Continued Professional Development Workshops I have attended:
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Counselling Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Attachment: The need for a secure base
Disclosure v Confidentiality: Children and Adults
Anxiety and Depression
The Immediate Effects of Sexualised Trauma
Anger Therapy: Hated, Hostility and Bitterness
Working with Trauma and Crisis
Working with Shame
Understanding and Working with Suicide
Understanding and Working with Trauma
I'm a BACP Accredited counsellor which means I'm a member of BACP and I'm committed to Continued Professional Development. Attending workshops enables my practise to keep up to date with the latest therapeutic advances and work with a wide range of issues.
I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework and am bound by their Code of Ethics and have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Rape and childhood sexual abuse
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£40 for full 50 minute assessment and future daytime sessions (Concessions for people and trainee counsellors on benefits or low income)
£20 for 30 minute initial session to assess and discuss your needs.
Cranleigh: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
Cranleigh is about 30 mins in the car from Guildford and 35 mins from Horsham and 25 mins from Godalming. Cranleigh is on a bus route from Guildford and Horsham.