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MBACP, B.Sc, Pg Dip Counselling

About me

We all deserve to be  here as ourselves, to feel that our lives belong to us.  When this is not so, feelings of depression, sadness, loneliness, or anxiety can develop.    Sometimes the right conversation can help to untie the knots and  internal restrictions and help us to rediscover our sense of meaning and agency. 

I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, adjusting to life changes or decisions, or loss and bereavement.

I hold a 2.1 Honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. I am fully insured and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I work with adults, couples and children aged 11+. I have extensive experience working within the NHS as a Counsellor and working in Schools in Surrey

Please contact me for further information via my website, email or telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Social Science
  • Certificate in Combined Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Registered member of the British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists and as a result of this affiliation I adhere to their Ethical Framework
  • Certificate in Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Certificate in Children Counselling Vocation Training Place2Be
  • Certificate in Working with Secondary Aged Young People
  • Certificate in Trans Awareness

As well as my private practice I also have experience working in:

  • Surrey Secondary Schools
  • NHS (Doctors Surgery)
  • Place 2 Be
  • YMCA

I have extensive experience working specifically with young people presenting with issues such as low self-esteem, bullying, difficulties arising from parental separation or divorce, identity issues, eating disorders, lack of self-confidence, friendship issues, exam stress.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Please contact me directly to discuss fees.

Free initial 10 minute telephone consultation.

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and as a result of this affiliation I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I attend regular supervision to ensure that I am working in your best interests.

I carry full Professional Liability Insurance.

Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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