Have you ever felt that it is difficult being you and those around seem unable to understand how you feel? Whether you have a partner, family or friends, that is often not enough to give you the support that you need. Counselling can help you to explore being you, with someone who is impartial, non-judgemental and willing to accept you for who you are.
I believe that by considering counselling as a means of help and support at this time, you will be taking positive steps to live a more fulfilled life. On occasions we need someone to listen and support us when managing difficult issues affecting our lives. I can provide that support in a safe environment, should you wish to find out more about my counselling service.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative Relational Psychotherapeutic/Counsellor based in Bookham Surrey. I also have a practice in New Malden Surrey.
I have worked with a number of clients with a range of issues including relationship difficulties, work related problems, abuse, self-harm, depression, poor self-esteem, eating disorders and addictions.
This list is not exhaustive; please contact me if you wish to discuss your particular issue and to see if we could work together.
I have experience of working with children and young people in a number of school settings.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
- Individual Clients my fee is £50 per Session.
- The sessions last 50 minutes and are weekly, in order to be effective
- Time limited or long-term counselling is available.
- There will be a cancellation fee should you cancel within 48 hours.
- Concessions are available upon request.
I also offer evening and weekend sessions.
How I work
I use a number of different methods taken from various theoretical backgrounds; this enables me to provide a unique style of therapy for the individual client. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key in helping clients achieve change and live a more fulfilling life.
I also work creatively, using methods that help clients communicate when they are finding words too difficult. I have found this helpful when working with family issues both with adults and younger clients.
Where I work
My private counselling/psychotherapy practice is based in Bookham, Surrey KT23 and is conveniently situated for clients travelling from the surrounding areas of Cobham KT11, Effingham, East Horsley Fetcham KT24, and Guilford.
I also provide counselling/psychotherapy in New Malden KT3; the practice is convenient for clients travelling from Kingston, Surbiton, Raynes Park SW20 and the surrounding areas. The New Malden Practice is situated in a central position on a number of bus routes and is a 5-minute walk from New Malden BR Station.