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Psychotherapist MBACP

About me

For me, counselling is all about building a trustworthy relationship with my clients. This allows the client to open up through talking and get the most out of their session. I strive to create sessions that are held in a safe, professional and non-judgemental environment.

My role is to listen and deepen my client's experience in the room by allowing them to come to realisations about their lives and relationships; not just in the counselling room, but outside the room too.

So often, what happens in the counselling room reflects what is happening to a client in their everyday relationships. I see my job as enabling clients to see the correlation between our discussions and their everyday lives.

Everyone’s life experience is unique and I ensure that every session reflects on that.

"Awareness - Responsibility - Choice"

People’s capacity to make life-affirming choices is directly affected by their awareness. Once you are aware then you are responsible, giving you the choice to make changes or stay the same.

Please feel free to make contact without obligation by phone or email. I may not be able to answer the phone, but please leave a message or send me a text. I am to respond within 24 hours. Your enquiry will be dealt with in confidence.

Locations: Ashtead, Weybridge.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hons) Integrative -Relational Counselling. Middlesex University.
NCFE Level 2 & 3 Counselling skills and theory.
Continued Professional Development.

To date:

  • Couples counselling
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Low moods
  • Relationship problems
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress / PTSD

I have full professional indemnity insurance

I hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).

As a Registered and accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

Regular supervision to ensure professional and ethical practice.

Experience.

Work in a GP surgery and Private practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

From £75.00 to £100.00

Additional information

£75 Individual

£100 Couple

When I work

Monday - Friday

36 Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BE

The Practice, 123 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9LB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I can offer everybody counselling on Zoom or which are online platforms.

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