As a Counsellor I would like to offer you a safe and confidential place where you are able to talk openly and freely without fear of being judged, to explore whatever challenges you are facing. Life can be difficult and overwhelming at times. I can provide a space where you are listened to and supported while working through any difficulties. Together we can look at your thought processes and feelings, bringing new awareness to help you to see things more clearly which can assist you to move forward in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Whilst being trained as an Integrative Counsellor I like to work with a Person-Centred approach by understanding what's going on for you in the present moment while drawing on other theoretical models if I feel it would benefit the therapeutic process.
I work with young people through to older adults, having worked in a voluntary role with a local youth agency and also with AGE UK Surrey, delivering face to face sessions offering short or long term therapy.
Some of the issues I work with are Depression, Stress, Self-harm, Anxiety and Identity, amongest others.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP) I work within their Ethical Framework and adhere to their Principles and Values.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling ( 2018 CPCAB)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2016 CPCAB)
- Level 2 in Counselling Skills (2015 CPCAB)
- Introduction to Counselling Skills (2014 CPCAB)
Other CPD Training:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Intimate Partner Abuse
- Catalyst Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Awareness
- HBV, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation
- Engaging with young People who are Victims or Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Abuse
- Impact of Anxious Attachment
- Attachment Patterns in a Couple Relationship
- Man up: Experiences and learning from working with men in therapy
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
When you are sharing your inner most thoughts and feelings its important that you find the right counsellor to suit you so you can build a trusting relationship which is so important in the counselling relationship. I know it can be scary taking that first step but you've made the first move. Why not email or ring me and we can have a chat. If you feel that counselling might be right for you we can arrange an initial assessment to see if you would like us to work together.
Initial Assessment: 50 mins - £30
Sessions: 50 mins - £50
Payment by BACS, cheque or cash