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(MBACP) - Counselling Adults & Young People Aged 11 - 25

About me

I will help you to improve communication, resolve a crisis and deal with negative behavioural patterns by listening and talking in confidence as we work through the problem together. How will |I do this? I will provide a safe space where you will be able to talk, without fear of being judged. I will give you my undivided attention and truly listen and offer empathy and honesty, for as long as is necessary.

I believe my clients have the resources within to achieve the change they seek. I am not the expert, you are the expert in your world and by putting you at the centre of the relationship I am not looking through the lens of my own understanding but walking side by side with you and viewing things from your perspective. My aim is to show empathetic understanding such that you know you have been heard and truly understood.

I work with both adults and young people aged 11 to 25 on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling my clients to increase self-awareness and make changes to their life and to live it more authentically.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a diploma in therapeutic counselling. My practice integrates person centred theory and existential philosophy. My client work is also informed by solution focused brief therapy.

My experience has been developed from working with bereaved and pre-bereaved clients and their families at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham. I work part of my week at the hospice, supporting carers and families who have either lost a loved one or are living with a family member with a terminal illness. My role includes offering one to one support at the hospice, over the telephone or using multimedia, such as Zoom or WhatsApp. It also includes the planning and facilitation of support groups for bereaved children and young people. Within my role I have worked with anger, anticipatory grief, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, exam stress, family issues, illness, death and dying, loneliness, relationship difficulties and self-harm

I have also gained valuable experience of working with adults from my time at Connect Counselling Services in Camberley. Issues I have worked with included anxiety, co-dependency, depression, eating disorder, grief, low self-esteem, parent support, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and work issues.

Further Training

I have attended a wide range of additional training that includes Safeguarding Adults, Child Protection, Young People: Identity, Bullying and Failure, Working with Suicide Ideation, Existential Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parenting Support, Exam Stress, Family issues, and Teenagers & Young Adults


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

The session rate for individual clients is £55 (50 minutes).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My practice hours are 3pm to 6pm on a Mon, Tue & Wed

Further information

Your sessions will typically last 50 minutes and will usually be at regular weekly or fortnightly intervals. However, we can be flexible to meet your own needs and discuss how you might want to take your therapy sessions forward. Sessions will start and finish at the agreed time and cannot be changed if you are late, as I may be seeing someone else following your agreed appointment time.

Farnham, Surrey, GU9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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