About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working in Ashtead and Guildford.

I understand that when life becomes challenging or overwhelming it may be difficult to know where to turn for help.  By looking for a counsellor you have taken the first step to finding professional support to explore your feelings and the issues that are troubling you.

How Counselling Can Help

Talking to a counsellor is unlike talking to friends or family as it allows you a safe, confidential space to be listened to without judgement.  It can provide you with the opportunity to find new perspectives and choices that enable the possibility of lasting change in your life.

Whatever the therapeutic approach the relationship between client and counsellor is key to the effectiveness of the work.  I truly believe in the positive effects that counselling can achieve and work collaboratively with you in order to build the trust essential for the therapeutic relationship to develop and grow.

I have particular experience in loss and bereavement. This includes working with disenfranchised grief, a loss unacknowledged by family, friends or society, which may lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.  You may have suffered the loss of an unrecognised or secret relationship, or a beloved pet, leaving you with feelings that your loss of your loved one has not been recognised or understood.

Free Introductory Consultation

I offer a free 20 minute online or telephone consultation for an initial discussion. This gives you the opportunity to see how it may be for us to work together.  To book an appointment, please telephone or email me.  

Further information about my practice can be found on my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
  • FdSc Humanistic Counselling
  • Certified Counsellor for Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

My experience includes work at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher and Epsom Counselling Service. Alongside my private practice I work as a volunteer for a Charitable Trust, based in Guildford, offering long term counselling for adults.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Complicated grief
  • Disenfranchised (unrecognised) grief
  • Loss
  • Shame

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fee is £55.00 per 50 minute session

Please contact me by email or telephone to arrange a free 20 minute initial discussion.  If I am unable to take your call please leave a message giving me your name, telephone number and the best time for me to call back.  I will return your call as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. 

Availability

I work weekdays, some evenings and Saturday mornings.  Please contact me for my current availability.

Further information

I have practice rooms in Ashtead and Guildford as well as offering online sessions via video link.

Ashtead
Surrey
KT21

Guildford
Surrey
GU2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom