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BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered Member

About me

Thank you for taking your first brave step towards seeking counselling support.  At such an unsettling time, with much uncertainty around, it is not surprising that anxiety and stress levels are high.  It is vital to know you can be listened to and can share your concerns and fears without being judged or misunderstood.

I am pleased to offer both face to face and online therapy and provide a supportive approach, emphasising warmth and empathy as we work together to explore the concerns you have.

Often working with clients struggling to cope with anxiety, panic attacks, stress and depression, it can be helpful to take a two-fold approach where firstly we discover practical tools which can help you to cope better, and secondly take time to look at the some of the underlying 'root' issues.

I have a background in social care, having spent many years supporting people with emotional, mental, physical and spiritual issues, which has given me a non-judgemental understanding and care for people facing life's uncertainties.

Trained as an Integrative Counsellor, I can draw from a variety of approaches depending upon your unique requirements.  This stems from a Person-Centred approach, which means I listen, encourage, support and challenge when it seems appropriate so that together we aim to find the best way forward for you.

From personal experience, I have suffered family tragedy and am therefore sensitive to other people's painful and difficult issues, however impossible or awful they may seem to you.

I am able to provide you with a safe and confidential space where you can express your concerns honestly and openly without fear of being misunderstood or allowed to feel the way you do.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) in Counselling

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

PODS Trauma Training (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

ASIST Training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Safeguarding Children Awareness

I am a Registered Member of both the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC)

I have helped clients with:

  • anxiety, stress, panic attacks, fears and phobias
  • relationship issues
  • bereavement and loss (including pregnancy-related loss)
  • traumatic experiences
  • depression, suicidal tendencies, low self-esteem
  • anger and rejection

While this has been my experience, I am not limited to the above and welcome any issue you may be facing.

Member organisations


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.


Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Our session would be for 50 minutes for individuals, and I offer long and short-term counselling at a charge of £50.00 per session, with a few concessions for low income families.

Initially we would have a 15 minute free consultation on the phone, in order to discover whether we feel therapy together is the best option for you.

As a registered member of the BACP and ACC, I follow their Ethical Guidelines by keeping your best interests in mind.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day times and evenings

Further information

I very much look forward to hearing from you in the hope we can work together and share the concerns and burdens you may be feeling at this time.

Please view the pictures of my offices below or visit my website at dgcounselling.uk for further information.

Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Unfortunately at present I do not have suitable access for wheelchairs, although I do offer online/Zoom counselling

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