Making the decision to reach out and ask for help is the first step to discovery and understanding more about yourself. Counselling is a talking process to enable you to speak about the difficulties in your life and find ways to manage and reduce them.
Counselling can be very daunting especially if this is your first time. We will have an initial assessment to talk about the problems and issues affecting you and see if this works for you. it is an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have about counselling. There is no pressure to commit to counselling at this stage.
I make use of various theories and models to work in a way that fits you. This method of working is referred to as Integrative.
For those of you still distancing and quarantined I offer on line Skype video sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative - Relational Counseling.
Level 2 and 3 in Counselling Skills.
I have a private practice in Surbiton which offers affordable counselling for individuals age 16 years and above.
I worked at the Release/YMCA agency in Surbiton for three and a half years. I worked with such issues as addiction, bereavement, sexual trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger management, abuse: emotional, physical and verbal, domestic violence and Pure "O".
I also offered Brief Therapy of six to twelve weeks at Canbury Medical Centre in Kingston with such issues as depression, anxiety and addiction for two years.
I am a Registered Member of BACP, adhering to their code of ethics and my work is regularly supervised by an Accredited supervisor.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Addiction: The Kindness Method.
Narrative and Systemic Approaches to working with people.
From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
I work on a sliding scale of income to be able to offer lower session costs. However, there are only a few slots available at this time.
I also offer free initial assesments. There is no committment at this stage to commit to counselling.
Monday - Friday 8 am - 9 pm
Saturday - 12 - 8 pm
My private practice at New Life Baptist Church in Surbiton has disabled access, toilet and a stair lift.
I am now offering face to face counselling.