Are you suffering with some difficult life experiences? Stress, anxiety and relationship issues can all lead to feelings of sadness and depression making life difficult in the busy world we live in today. These feelings can be overwhelming at times leaving us confused as to the best way of coping with daily situations. You may feel you need some help to get through this difficult time and this is where therapy might help. I work in the here-and-now focusing on what is happening for you currently in your life and what you might want to change.
I am a humanistic counsellor offering both talking therapy and EMDR trauma therapy in a safe, confidential place for self-exploration of personal problems, emotional or relationship difficulties. These approaches believe that people potentially have all the necessary abilities to solve their problems or face their difficulties. However, sometimes people get stuck and need some assistance and that is where I may be able to help you. as part of my work I integrate EMDR therapy where it may be useful.
You may initially have one particular issue you want to work on. However, this may change as you progress and you may find other issues you would like to explore. I will follow your lead and work at a pace and level to suit you, taking time to allow you to explore your thoughts and feelings, your hopes and fears to help you to develop greater personal awareness.
Working in the here-and-now we will focus on what is happening for you currently in your life and looking at things you might want to change about your situation. It is not always necessary to look into your past but it may be useful to link current feelings to past experiences and original relationships in your life.
Without explaining or offering solutions I will offer my comments and be open to exploring your issues with you with the aim of helping you to become aware of your own experience.
I offer weekly 50-minute sessions which are face-to-face in my counselling room. This work can be long-term, short-term or time-limited for young people 18 years and over and adults of all ages. I am also available to work with counselling students who are required to be in counselling as part of their studies.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
EMDR Therapy (Europe accredited Training)
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists: MBACP (Accred)
I am a member of the Royal Society for Public Health
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience of working with young adults and worked for six years in the counselling department of a London University.
I am an EMDR trained therapist in trauma-focused work. These sessions are very different from talking therapy, where eye movements are used to enhance the processing of disfunctional memories. Sessions are often longer than 50 minutes and can be up to one and a half hours long and, therefore, cost more. However, less sessions may be needed depending on the amount of trauma and, therefore, the length of time to complete the work.
Thursday mornings in Godalming, GU7, other times by arrangement at GU4.
My therapy rooms are situated in Catteshall Road, Godalming and in the same area as the Medical Centre within easy reach of Farncombe, Guildford, Shalford, Milford and Bramley, and also in GU4 in Guildford inbetween central Guildford and Shalford.