I offer counselling sessions outdoors -walking or sitting in the various parks in the Kingston/Richmond area, or along the riverside. I believe in the transformative healing power of nature, and also the importance of embedding ourselves within the wider context. This leads to holistic, body and mind, development.
Having previously worked as a massage therapist, I am interested in how the body holds stress and the embodiment of psychological change. I use mindfulness techniques, promoting body awareness and acceptance.
In our sessions, I offer a relational approach, in which you can explore your issues with autonomy and respect. I will listen to you, allowing space for reflection and insight. I will support your experience, and together we will find a pathway to change.
I offer a free initial telephone session, in which we will discuss what you would like to gain from counselling and what I can offer. We will also agree on a suitable location to meet. Our subsequent sessions will be outdoors, experiencing nature in all seasons. I offer long-term and short-term therapy, and one off sessions, if that is what you need for now.
I am committed to the BACP ethical framework, and work openly encompassing cultural and gender diversity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have BSc degrees in both Psychology and Humanistic Counselling. My most recent counselling training incorporated the Person-centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis approaches.
I have over 25 years experience of meditation and body-awareness work, including massage, tai chi, aikido and mindfulness techniques. I co-facilitate Buddhist retreats outdoors.
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Sessions cost £60 per hour. Concessionary rates are available.
24 hour cancellation policy.
Being outdoors, working hours correspond to daylight hours.
Before meeting outdoors, I offer a free telephone consultation to establish your therapeutic needs and a suitable location to meet. Please email me your phone number and I will look forward to contacting you.