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BA (Hons), Registered MBACP, Integrative Relational Counsellor

About me

I am a professionally qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am experienced in supporting adult clients with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, bereavement, separation and divorce, low self-esteem, anger, stress, loneliness, childhood issues, family and relationship issues.

The decision to consider seeing a counsellor can often feel daunting, whether it is your first experience of counselling or not. You may be experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings that you find hard to share with others. Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk openly about your struggles without being judged. Expressing feelings for the first time can often bring clarity to a situation and be the first step towards understanding why you feel the way you do.

My aim is to create an open and trusting partnership, in which you feel comfortable and supported. By helping you to explore your thoughts and emotions, our work together can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself. This in turn can lead to positive change and more fulfilment from your life.

My approach is integrative, which means I am abIe to draw on a number of different theoretical models in order to tailor my work with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (1st class Hons) in integrative-relational counselling
  • NCFE level 3 - Counselling skills and theory
  • AQA level 2 - Counselling skills
  • Mindfulness based stress reduction
  • PTSD and Trauma: the basics and beyond
  • Working with relational trauma: dealing with disorganised attachment
  • Attachment in the Early Years
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Transactional Analysis: theory into practice
  • Qualified Mental Health First Aider - Mental Health First Aid England


As well as running my private therapy practice, I work as a therapist in the voluntary sector, counselling clients at two local charities. I also have experience of working as a counsellor in a GP surgery within the NHS.

Member organisations

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £60 per session. A reduced rate of £40 is charged for the initial meeting.

When I work

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Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 6.00pm. 

Further information

Code of Ethics

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I abide by their ethical framework for good practice. To find out more information visit their website at bacp.co.uk.

Surbiton, Surrey, KT6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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