My work is grounded in a philosophy of inclusiveness and embraces all cultures and identities. I have a deep regard for ordinary human suffering and welcome all experiences you may bring into the therapy room.
My intention is to cultivate an authentic, respectful relationship with you. Whatever you may be struggling with, together we can understand your difficulties and create a space for change and growth.
I have over 14 years of experience for both individuals and couples looking for solutions to:
- Relationship difficulties and divorce; bereavement, grief, and loss
- Anger management; depression, anxiety, and panic attacks
- Abuse (Sexual, Psychological, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, Honour-based, Financial
- Trauma and stress; low self-esteem; addictions and eating disorders
- Mid-life crisis; spiritual difficulties; redundancy
- A sense of not belonging and alienation or living across cultures; Identity
- Sex, Sexuality, and Gender
I offer psychotherapy and counselling, both long term and short term. Psychotherapy is at its best with questions about life and relationships.
If you are looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist in Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Esher, Claygate, Shepperton, or Hersham, send me an email.
Please see below a short description of what therapy models I offer.
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a widely recognised form of modern psychology that involves a set of practical conceptual tools designed to promote personal growth and change.
Schema Therapy (or more properly, Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy) is an integrative approach to treatment that combines the best aspects of cognitive-behavioural, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies into one unified model, ideally suited for clients who suffer from personality disorders, chronic depression, emotional disregulation, and other difficult individual and couples problems.
Schema therapy has recently been blended with mindfulness meditation for clients who want to add a spiritual dimension to their lives.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that was originally created as a relapse-prevention treatment for depression. Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation, focus on becoming aware of all incoming thoughts and feelings and accepting them, but not attaching or reacting to them.
My private practice is based in Hersham, Walton-on-Thames In Surrey. My consulting office is in my garden with its own private entrance.
There is parking available both in front of the venue and on the nearby side roads.
I offer BSL (British Sign Language).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in various clinical and charity settings, providing individual and group therapy to survivors of abuse & trauma, oppressed & marginalised groups and individuals who have experienced severe anxiety and depression.
I am a managing director and owner of a multiple Award winning, Nationwide specialised Counselling and Psychotherapy service with a team of 12 specialist counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK.
- MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Distinction)
- Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Transactional Analysis
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- Postgraduate Graduate Certificate Education Training (PGCE)
- BSc(Hons) Biological Sciences
- British Sign Language
I am a member of the following institutions and abide by their code of ethics
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)
European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)
I am fully insured and have regular supervision and abide by the ethical guidelines of the BACP and EATA.
I attend regular CPD courses to increase my knowledge and expertise in this field.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £90.00
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Individuals £60 - £90 sliding scale for 50 minutes
Couples £120 - £160 sliding scale for 90 minutes
I accept payment in cash or by bank transfer.
Cancellation of sessions with less than one week's notice will incur the full fee.
Please enquire for my availability.
Although I am based in North Surrey, I am willing to travel to clients local area subject to funding being available to cover travel time and cost and any additional costs such as room hire.
For further details, please click on my website link above. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and I will reply as soon as possible.
I am also also fluent in British Sign Language, therefore I am able to offer my clinical skills to the Deaf Community.