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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I am an experienced counsellor working from private practice rooms in Guildford and Godalming. My clients come for support with a variety of issues including bereavement, loss and grief; anxiety; depression; women's issues; life transitions (especially around midlife); challenging events, and relationship difficulties. I offer a confidential space, with non-judgemental support and encouragement, where you will be able to get in touch with and express your feelings, make sense of your experiences and gain vital self-awareness. Together we can explore how you can feel happier, stronger and better able to cope.

My approach:

My work is underpinned by my psychodynamic training. This approach takes into account a client’s past experiences and how these may impact on the present. I approach all client work individually and may draw on mindfulness and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as appropriate. A focus on self-care and self-compassion is key to my work.

Making a start:

If you would like my support to help get your life back on track, do get in touch for more information or to book a consultation. In this initial session we would identify the issues you wish to work on, the outcome you are hoping for, and the time frame that suits you (ie short-term or a more open-ended, exploratory approach).

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic (Psychodynamic) Counselling
(Three-year training, accredited by the BACP/British Association of Counselling Professionals)

Other qualifications and further training include:

  • Assessment of Clients for Counselling (Certificate)
  • Time-Focused Therapy (Certificate)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation Course (Certificate)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Face-to-Face Elective (Certificate)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Groupwork Elective (Certificate)
  • Mindfulness Skills and Practice Course

Professional Membership and Accreditation

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling Professionals).


I currently work with individuals (18+) in private practice and as a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care. I have experience of counselling within charitable organisations and working on telephone helplines, including ChildLine. I have also worked as a student skills mentor and Professional and Personal Development Group facilitator for a Sussex-based counselling and training agency. 

Before training as a counsellor, I worked for over 20 years as a commissioning editor for both UK and US book publishers, specialising in popular psychology, health, self-help, MBS (mind, body and spirit), and parenting titles. I was lucky enough to work with many leading experts in their fields, and much of this experience has helped influence my work as a counsellor.


I hold professional liability and indemnity insurance, and attend regular clinical supervision to make sure I am providing the best service possible to my clients.

I have an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate (DBS Check).

I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework which can be viewed here:

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

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

Midlife issues



Empty Nest

Caring for carers

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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


Initial Consultation/Assessment (50 minutes):  £30.00

Regular Counselling Sessions (50 minutes):  £55.00

I do have some appointments that are available at reduced rates. Please ask me for more details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime, weekdays (evening sessions available via secure video link or by telephone only)

Further information


I can offer appointments in private, comfortable surroundings at The Eaves Counselling and Psychology Services in Guildford and Godalming, Surrey. There is free parking at both locations and both are accessible by public transport. 

I can offer home visits for clients with restricted mobility.

I currently also offer sessions via secure video link or by telephone. Evening sessions are available via these platforms only.

The Eaves, 3 Paris, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9JX

The Eaves, Catteshall Mill, Catteshall Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1NJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults

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