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CTA UKCP Psychotherapist, MBACP, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

About me

We all experience challenging times in our lives. It takes bravery and honesty to accept that you need a guiding-hand to help you through this.

Central to my approach is to provide my clients with the openness, care and responsiveness of a different relational experience. Together we can explore - gently and at your own pace - the issues that are troubling you. The aim is to enable you to acknowledge and fully understand difficulties in your past, so that you can fulfill your current needs and desires and face the future with confidence and a sense of security.

I will help you identify the solutions to your problems - but they will be your solutions.

As a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist from the Metanoia Institute in London, I see individuals and couples for short or longer term therapy as required. In Couples Counselling I work with impartiality to help you understand where your difficulties lie, whilst also discovering more about yourselves as individuals and in your relationships with others.

I work with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues including those arising from bereavement, grief and loss, various forms of addiction, anxiety and depression, panic attacks and relationship problems. I have particular interest in working with issues arising from childhood difficulties, trauma and abuse, attachment and identity issues, neglect or abandonment. Additionally, I have worked long-term with clients with more complex emotional issues exhibiting traits of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Schizoid Disorder.

For 10 years I was a Samaritan, holding a senior position in my local branch. As such I am experienced in addressing suicidal thoughts and self-harm. I find that a lack of self-esteem can lie at the heart of many problems.

I would be very happy to meet you for an initial session so that we can discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and how we might work together, and to enable you to judge if I am the right counsellor for you. I am located in Guildford and offer sessions during weekdays, evening or at the weekend to suit your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
  • International Certification as a Transactional Analyst (CTA)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • BSc Hons (Surrey University).
  • As a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
  • I am also a Member of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and Member of the European association of Transactional Analysis (EATA).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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).

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

My fee is £60 for an individual session of 50 minutes.

Couples sessions are 90 minutes at £85.

Bramley, Guildford, Surrey, GU5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Additional languages

None

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