Have you had enough? Are you stuck with the same thoughts and feelings going round and round? Do you need to talk and be listened to?
I have 17 years of experience of working with people aged from 16 to 85, who felt their problems were too big or too trivial to ask for help, that it will be too emabarrassing or too painful, that if they start crying they will never stop.
But in therapy your thoughts and feelings can be heard in a different way, can sound different. Can be reflected back in a new light, and will be received with kindness not criticism, and kept safe and confidential until the time you think and feel differently.
However difficult it is at the start, all my clients end by feeling better about themselves. They understand more about themselves and feel more compassionate towards themselves.
I am an experienced Registered and Accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. I use an integrative model of therapy that combines Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches, with ideas from Gestalt, Systemic and Transpersonal therapies. This gives me the possibility of working with all aspects of each person, whether it be their thoughts or feelings, intuition, logic, creativity or reasoning, serious or playful. It means I can tailor the work to provide safe, gentle, non-judgemental and confidential counselling.
You will have my support to explore all aspects of yourself and your life, to develop and enhance those aspects that are useful and positive and decrease the power of those that are not.
Therapy is most successful within a relationship based on mutual honesty and trust and the connection that develops from this, and it is this relationship that supports the process of therapy and that I hope to facilitate between us.
We cannot change the past but we can change how you feel about it. If you think you would like to try please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am Registered and Accredited with the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists as a counsellor/psychotherapist.
BACP Registered and Accredited.
BA (Hons) Integrative Relational Counselling.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Post-Graduate Certificate in Systemic Therapy.
Certificate in Counselling Psychology.
I have 17 years of experience and started working as a therapist in an inner city setting using the Systemic model of therapy. I have also worked within schools, in the NHS WellBeing service and at an NHS G.Ps surgery providing short term counselling. I currently work at Kingston University, and Kingston Women's Centre, as well as maintaining my private practice.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Fees for individuals are currently £55.00
Free Assessment sessions
Occasional discounts for those on benefits.
If you are experiencing anxiety and/or depression or any other difficult thoughts and feelings due to issues with current relationships or past experiences or trauma, then counselling/psychotherapy may offer a solution.
The intention of both counselling and therapy is to help to raise your awareness of your thoughts and feelings as well as your needs, and how you respond when relating to others. This increased awareness and knowledge of yourself can allow you greater choice in your responses and can also facilitate changes without having to force them.
The process of attending to all these responses: physical, mental and emotional, positive and negative, to the events in your life, large and small, now and in the past, enables us to explore the impact they had on you and which you may still be holding on to.
This work can also offer the possibility of compassionate healing for emotional wounds that may have been causing difficulties for many years.
I am happy to talk about what you might need and what I can offer either on the phone or via email and offer a free initial assessment to discuss this in more detail.