In my 15 years counselling experience, clients tell me that finding a counsellor can feel daunting, keep going! Are you feeling unhappy, confused, dis-satisfied, upset about aspects of your life, but what you’ve tried so far hasn't brought the change you've wanted?
What drew me to counselling was a sense of just how much our personal history and modern life takes out of us, and I wanted to find a way of redressing that balance for others.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor committed to working in the Guildford area.
I offer daytime and evening appointments in my private, comfortable, relaxed, ground floor office in my house, that opens out onto my garden. (see a picture of my office below)
I work on a 1-1 or couples basis, short-term and long-term, face-to-face/Skype/phone.
I aim to get an accurate sense of what life is like for you, so together we can work towards the solution to your problem, and find the change you want to make. This would happen through:
forming a good, solid working [partnership; really listening to you; helping you through knowledge; objective perspective; feedback and utilising all the psychological models at my disposal for your benefit.
Above all, you'll know that you don't have to face your problems alone anymore.
Being a trusted professional is important for me and the counselling industry as a whole, so I continue to train and invest in my skills and expertise for your benefit.
Clinical Supervision & Professional Trainer:
Please see my supervision page for details of what I offer as a clinical supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and have now practiced for 15 years.
I qualified as a Clinical Supervisor of counselling in 2011.
I am accredited and professionally registered by the BACP since 2008 (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
My career history in a nutshell:
Worked as a counsellor for hospices and holistic care centre for cancer patients and the bereaved.
I have been a counselling tutor at a local college and have run freelance training for counsellors.
Counselled male prisoners in the Surrey area for alcohol and drug issues for RAPt (Rehabilitiation of Addicted Prisoners Trust)
I have worked for RAPt providing tutoring and L4 training for their counsellors and employees. I enjoy learning from others!
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
I am currently offering online or phone sessions during social distancing periods, specialising in stress and anxiety reduction.
I have worked significantly with:
- relationship issues,
- big life transformations
- trauma symptoms/PTSD
- drink and drug issues
and every session I run I value as a privilege to do the work that I do.
Concessions offered for
My session fee for a full hour (not 50 mins) is £55
I accept cash, cheque or direct transfer.
Monday to Thursday, daytime and evening appointments £55 for 60 mins
My residence is easily accessed from the A3 and is near Guildford, London Road and Clandon railway stations. The surrounding neighbourhoods of:
Merrow, Clandon, Godalming, Woking, Jacobs Well, Weybridge, Milford, Effingham, Horsley, Cobham, Bramley and Shalford are all within easy reach of Burpham.
The no. 36, 37 buses run past my house on a regular basis from central Guildford.
There is plenty of parking outside the house.