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I have extensive experience of working therapeutically with both young people and adults - including couples work and as an approved counsellor for trainees.
Embarking on counselling can be a daunting process. I offer a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your feelings.
Your emotional well-being is important. Particularly at points of transition (such as adolescence, parenthood, break-down in relationships, career change, illness and bereavement) life can often be difficult to cope with. Having the time and space to be heard can be helpful in finding a way forward.
As a trained psychodynamic counsellor, I work with your past and present experiences. Together we will look at how this links with your conscious and unconscious thoughts and behaviour to make sense of current feelings and relationships.
I am also a certified Sandplay Therapist. This can be a powerful and creative way to explore material that may be difficult to verbalise and is often helpful for trauma based issues - for all ages
Sessions are confidential, and you will always be listened to with respect and without discrimination. The therapeutic relationship is based upon acceptance, empathy and positive regard with an emphasis on developing a good working alliance that fosters trust and encourages new ways of understanding.
Individual counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and conducted on a weekly basis. This may be fixed-term (brief) therapy or longer-term (open-ended) therapy, dependent upon your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc (hons) Psychology - Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
- PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling - Accredited Member of the British
- Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- PG Dip Person-centred Counselling
- Diploma in Life Coaching
- Certificate Solution-focused therapy
- Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Therapy
As well as my private practice, I am a Valley Trust counsellor, having worked in secondary schools and currently with younger children.
Some counselling hours are given to Macmillan Cancer Support and the South East Coast Ambulance Service.
Prior to that I was a counsellor and clinical assessor at Sutton Counselling Service for adults.
Whilst working for Youth Counselling Services (NHS), I was responsible for the management and implementation of Peer Support in schools across Surrey and actively involved in the promotion of emotional literacy and well-being. I have also set-up and delivered school counselling services.
I am an elected member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP). As such, I am bound by their Code of Conducts and Guidelines on Ethics and Code of Practice. I also hold professional indemnity insurance and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Initial assessment: 50mins - £50
Ongoing therapy: 50mins - £50 per session
Couples therapy: up to 75 mins - £70 per session
When I work
Tuesday from 3pm
Wednesday from 2pm
I work from home in a quiet location in St John's, Redhill - bordering Reigate - within easy reach of Redhill and Earlswood railway stations. Parking available.