Searching for a counsellor at a time when you may already be struggling to cope can seem overwhelming. But in finding the ‘Counselling Directory’ you have already begun to take steps towards improving your emotional well-being and moving towards a better place.
Everyone has times in their lives when they struggle; many of us feel that we cannot admit this to others, and often we may even have difficulty admitting it to ourselves.
Acknowledging that you need help or support does not mean that you are weak, or self-indulgent, it means that you are ready to make changes and begin to take control of your life.
Counselling involves talking with a person like myself, who is trained to help you explore your difficulties or distress in a safe way. I will not tell you what you should or should not do, rather we will work together to enable you to gain insight, and a greater understanding of what motivates your patterns of behaviour, ways of relating to others and negative emotions.
I see both individuals and couples.
I aim to provide a welcoming, confidential and safe environment and to build a professional relationship in which I hope you will feel supported , valued and understood.
I am an accredited member of the National counselling Society and abide by their code of Ethical framework for good practice at all times.
As a practitioner , I offer a flexible approach incorporating several models of counselling including humanistic, solution focused and CBT. Together we can discover what works best for you, and build a relationship, within which we can explore your difficulties together.
I have both day time and evening appointments.
I offer short- and long-term counselling for a range of issues including
Stress and anxiety
Depression and post natal depression
Loss and bereavement
Cancer and its treatment
Lack of self esteem/ self worth or low self confidence
My case load is supervised and I carry professional indemnity insurance
Training, qualifications & experience
- Originally trained in humanistic counselling I have gained extensive experience in a large GP practise and a Macmillan centre seeing both male and female clients of all ages presenting with a wide range of issues.
I have 15 years experience with private clients and also work for occupational health providers seeing individuals both in my counselling room and also in the work place offering psychological services and trauma management services ( critical incident work )
I ensure ongoing professional development by attending courses and workshops on a regular basis.
Advanced diploma in Integrated humanistic counselling.
National Counselling Society Accreditation
Introduction to CBT ( Birkbeck college)
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Living with cancer
Terminal illness / grief and loss.
My practice is in Reigate, Surrey (parking is available off road)