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BA / MBACP Integrative & Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

About me

I'm a qualified and experienced Integrative & Short-term dynamic psychotherapist and supervisor based in Frimley Green & online. I work with a range of conditions, my specialist areas are anxiety, depression, attachment, trauma, addictions, anger, bereavement, personality disorders, chronic pain & CFS/ME. 

I also provide support for clients planning to come off of anti-depressant medication. This is in conjunction with GP and /or psychiatrist support and inline with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines.

I'm offering to face to face appointments in Frimley Green. I am also continuing to provide online appointments.

I'm currently undergoing advanced training in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), an accelerated form of dynamic psychotherapy. This active approach focuses on processing emotional blockages and changing maladaptive response patterns which are responsible for symptoms such as anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.
As an emotion-focused, experiential therapy ISTDP aims to get to the root of your difficulties in as short a time-frame as possible to enable you to overcome symptoms and reach your full potential. If you would like to find out more about this type of therapy please contact me or visit my website.

My Approach

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. Fully insured and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I trained as an integrative counsellor incorporating different counselling theories into a therapeutic relational framework. I believe we are all individuals needing individual approaches. The counselling theories incorporated in my training are transpersonal, psychodynamic, humanistic and existential. Integrative counselling provides a flexible, effective and helpful way of counselling with the healing coming from our therapeutic relationship.

I have 10 years’ experience supporting people experiencing various difficulties including drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, mental health problems, domestic abuse, long-term illness, disabilities and workplace issues.

What to expect in your first session

Our first session together will provide you with the opportunity to explore the difficulties that you are having, your treatment goals and how I can help you.

Length of treatment

The length of the treatment is up to you and this will depend on your treatment goals. I suggest that new patients have an initial 4 sessions to get a feel for the therapy and we work together on a treatment plan.

If you feel I may be able to help you, please feel free to contact me and arrange an initial appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Greenwich

BA (hons) in Counselling

Foundation Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy (Clarkson)

Guildford College

Access to HE Diploma: Counselling Level 3

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Anger
  • Addictions
  • CFS/ME
  • Cronic pain
  • Medically unexplained symptoms
  • Withdrawing from medication

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Frimley Green

Individual = £60.00 per session

Couples = £75.00 per session

Concessions

Concessions may be available. Please feel free to discuss this at your initial appointment or at any time during therapy if your circumstances require you to do so.

Trainee counsellors (any level)

£40 per 60 minute session

Supervision

Qualified = £60 per hour

Student = £40 per hour

Cancellations, missed sessions and breaks
A minimum of 48 hrs notice is required to cancel a booked session, the full fee
is payable if you cancel within this time. If you miss a session and have not
cancelled, the full fee is due. Where possible 1-month notice is required for
holidays and breaks in therapy. If I must cancel a session, no fee is payable.
Where possible I will endeavour to give 1-month notice of any unavailability

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday online only

Tuesday to Friday at Frimley Green 8am to 10pm

Saturday 9am to 1pm

Further information

I am also offering sessions at reduced fees based on your circumstances. Please get in touch for further details.

Surrey Heath Psychotherapy, Frimley Green Road, Frimley Green, Surrey, GU16 6LD

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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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.

Odiham is wheelchair accessible, Ash Vale is not

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I'm a qualified and experienced supervisor, as an integrative psychotherapist I'm able to provide supervision for a range of modalities.

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