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BSc, MA, Registered & Accredited MBACP

About me

Why get counselling?

Life presents us with challenges that can feel intensely overwhelming, isolating and painful at times.  Sometimes there are clear events or triggers for the way we feel – like a bereavement or relationship issues – but at other times we might not be aware of why we’re feeling or behaving a certain way.

Whether we're experiencing a crisis, a loss, work pressure or relationship difficulties, it can generate emotions that leave us feeling anxious and overwhelmed or depressed and exhausted.  More often than not, we also feel confused and stuck.  Naming and expressing our feelings is a crucial step to navigating pain and difficulty.

What should I expect from counselling?

Counselling offers a regular, safe space and a secure, trusting relationship within which you can explore your situation.  It allows you to share your feelings and make sense of your situation in ways that are often harder to do with friends and family.

Together we explore the most comfortable and appropriate ways of working for you that are tailored to your individual needs.

Counselling offers fresh insights and perspectives and aims to promote self-discovery and a deeper connection with yourself, others and the world we live in – enabling you to identify patterns and move through your current situation towards becoming more fully your Self!

The quality of the therapeutic relationship is central to successful outcome so it's important to find a counsellor you're comfortable with.  I see counselling as a joint venture and the therapeutic relationship as the bedrock for positive change and healing.  

My Background

I come from a theatrical background and believe my thirty year experience, in this realm, gives me a good understanding of the challenges faced, both, within the artistic industries and a wider context. 

I believe we're all creative in a variety of everyday ways and that creativity and imagination provide powerful tools for change and healing. 

My training internships were within hospice settings working with illness and loss. My experience working with bereavement has offered insights into working with many different forms of loss and with wider issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, overwhelm and identity crisis. 

I regularly undertake Continuous Professional Development workshops and training, and attend supervision, to maintain good standards of practice.

I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework that includes total commitment to confidentiality and respect of my clients' diverse and individual needs. 

My Therapeutic approach

As an integrative, relational therapist I draw from a variety of models which provide an opportunity to work in ways best suited to your individual needs.

I have a warm, down to earth approach and draw from, both, my theoretical training and my own personal and professional, wide-ranging experiences.

We begin by focussing on your immediate situation.  However, it's sometimes helpful to explore how your history, and past patterns, affect how you might be experiencing the present, on emotional and physical levels.

I aim to work holistically in emphasising the relationship between mind and body. I  draw from a wide range of models including existential, Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal, SDM and Internal Family Systems.  These models are, in themselves, integrative and effectively combine CBT, psychodynamic theory, sensorimotor psychotherapy, neuroscience and Mindfulness-based therapies.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Roehampton University
  • BSc Sociology Roehampton University
  • Diploma in Acting Central School of Speech & Drama
  • Certificate in Massage and Physical Therapy West London Buddhist Centre

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions last for 60 minutes and my hourly rate is £60 but this is negotiable depending on circumstances. Please contact me to discuss. Reduced rates are also offered to students, those on low income or benefits.

When I work

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I have flexible availability

Esher, Surrey, KT10

East Molesey, Surrey, KT8

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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