Hi, I work with adult individuals and young people. Do you need a space to think about what's going on for you? Would it be helpful to have a non judgemental other to explore your thoughts and feelings with? Coronavirus has affected our lives in many ways, raising awareness of what needs attending to. Do you need support to cope at this time of your life and how much challenge are you open to? Thinking about what you need can help get the most out of entering a therapeutic space.
I see clients face to face when guidelines allow and working with Zoom works for many people.
Talking therapeutically with a caring, empathic, committed professional can help you to understand things more clearly or to see issues from a different perspective. I offer you a caring and safe environment, to listen with respect to what you want to bring. A place dedicated to you, to share your thoughts and feelings in confidence, where we can work together to explore possibilities.
My training enables me to draw from a range of theoretical knowledge, including Humanistic, Psychodynamic approaches and Cognitive Behavioural techniques. This helps me adapt to your individual needs and I aim to support you in working towards your well being. The relationship that we have together, is instrumental in supporting and enabling you to make the changes that you want.
I have a special interest in working with young people and building a genuine, trusting and caring relationship is at the core of my work. I am passionate about enhancing the wellbeing of young people and teenagers.
My practice is in Central Guildford and near Dorking.
Please feel free to make contact without obligation by phone or email. I may not be able to answer the phone, but please leave a message or send me a text. I aim to respond within 24 hours. Your enquiry will be dealt in confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (hons) Integrative -Relational Counselling. Middlesex University.
- PG Diploma on Working with Young People
- NCFE Level 2 & 3 Counselling skills and theory.
Continued Professional Development.
To date –Mental Health awareness
Loss and Bereavement
Working with personality disorders
Working with children who have been affected by crime Working with gender Shame
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
I hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
Regular supervision to ensure professional and ethical practice.
I work for Relate as a Schools counsellor.
Work in a GP surgery and a sixth form in a secondary school.
Samaritans - suicide and emotional despair.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are £50.00 and last for 50 minutes, they are usually held on a weekly basis.
Initial exploratory meetings are £35.00
My practice is in two locations:-
The Guildford Institute in Central Guildford, within easy access of the train station and buses.
Holmwood, with free parking.