I am a Humanistic and Attachment Based therapist and have been working with individuals both privately and in a corporate setting for over 20 years. My motivation is to provide a relationship whereby you can safely explore your inner world, gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationships and become empowered to live a full and authentic life. I try to see the world through your eyes and perspective and place a strong emphasis on being client led. In other words, I am guided by you regarding the issues you want to explore and the pace of our work together. My aim is to help provide a safe environment to facilitate this and assist you to find clarity on the issues that arise.
I am aware that sharing your problems can feel quite daunting, particularly if its the first time, and I believe a good working relationship between counsellor and client is essential. My hope is that you will experience me as being genuine, sincere and accepting, and our first meeting will be an opportunity for us both to see how we relate to each other. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, as an opportunity to discuss if working together will best suit your needs. Thereafter, we would arrange to meet on a weekly basis, for 50 mins, at a time that is mutually convenient. I work in an open ended way, with no time limitations, or for an agreed time period if preferred.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BA(Hons) Degree in Person Centred Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Attachment Theory. I believe that working with attachment issues can develop an understanding of how early relationships can influence the way we relate throughout our lives. I also hold certificates in Group Work, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) and am a trained 'Egan' Counsellor for crisis intervention work. I have many years experience of work place and crises counselling through my ongoing work, as Clinical Supervisor, within a counselling service for an international airline. I also design and facilitate workshops in Counselling Skills, Empathy and Emotional Resilience, for organisations and smaller groups.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I work within their Ethical Framework of Good Practice. In adherence to these guidelines and to ensure I am working professionally, I undergo regular supervision of my work.
Areas of counselling I work with include....
- Attachment Issues
- Family Issues
- Low Self Esteem
- Panic attacks
- Post & Pre Natal Depression
- Relationship Issues
- Work Related Issues
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
£55 per 50 minute session in West Molesey
One Therapy fees are based on a sliding scale to accommodate each client's personal financial circumstances, ranging between £80 and £125 per session
Concessions offered for
I am currently only offering sessions by either video link or telephone, to be reviewed in August.
Free parking is available in Molesey
I hold a current CRB check.