Coming to counselling for the first time can be daunting and may take some courage. I would like to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, neutral space to work through difficult feelings, gain insights and help you move forward.
Psychodynamic counselling is a process that works through a therapeutic partnership between the client and the counsellor, to explore and challenge the patterns that you may identify in your life that hold you back, or to deal with issues in relationships or experiences.
It may be separation or loss that has brought you to this point. Perhaps you are suffering from depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. It may be past traumas that are affecting you. It could be a vague sense of dissatisfaction and a search for a greater sense of meaning that is the source of your discomfort. Whatever the issue, counselling with a skilled counsellor can guide you through periods of difficulty and change towards a deeper understanding of yourself.
I appreciate that finding the right counsellor is important. We can discuss in our initial meeting what you would like to achieve from counselling and if you feel able and comfortable for us to work together.
I work with adults on a short or long-term basis. We can decide together what might be most appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Social Work
Diploma Social Work
BA (hons) Counselling
Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Working with borderline personality disorder.
Working with a focus within time limited contracts.
Advances in relational psychotherapy
I am an experienced counsellor currently working in private practices in Brockham and Reigate.
I have worked as a counsellor at Epsom & Ewell Counselling Service and also Sutton Counselling Service.
I have worked as a medical Social Worker and a community Social Worker with adults and older people.
I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend training events and courses.
Professional association & ethics
I am a registered member of the BACP and I adhere to their professional code and ethical framework for good practise.
I have an advanced DBS Certificate.
I take regular supervision, which adheres to the standards of the BACP.
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
£60.00 per session
I appreciate that finding the right counsellor is important; I offer an initial assessment that will last about 80 mins. Here we can discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling and if you feel able and comfortable for us to work together.The fee for the initial assessment is £60
The fee for weekly counselling is £60 per session. Sessions last 50 mins.
Some concessions may be available.
I offer day time and evening appointments.
I practice in a lovely private Health and Wellbeing Clinic in a peaceful setting in Brockham which is a village about 5 mins drive from Dorking and a 10 min drive from Reigate. There is a large private parking area in front of the clinic and the clinic is on the ground floor.
I also see clients in Reigate at a private practice. This too is on the ground floor and parking is available.