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 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 have experience of working with individuals (18+) and groups, and alongside my private practice I currently also work as a facilitator for a Personal and Professional Development Group for trainee counsellors at a Chichester-based counselling and training agency.
I also work as a Cruse Bereavement Volunteer and have experience of working on counselling helplines.
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: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Caring for carers
Initial Consultation/Assessment (50 minutes): £30.00
Regular Counselling Sessions (50 minutes): £50.00
I do have some appointments that are available at reduced rates. Please ask me for more details.
Concessions offered for
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. There is wheelchair access in Guildford.
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.