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I am an integrative counsellor, I provide therapy and support for a wide range of problems such as anger, anxiety, trauma, stress, depression, bereavement, loss or grief, eating disorders, as well as parenting or life issues such as relationship problems due to poor attachment style, poor connectivity and the loss of engagement.
I have worked in many different areas of therapy which has given me a wide range of skills to work with life issues - such as loss, grief, shame, addiction, eating disorders, overeating, self harm, depression and trauma. I am also able to provide support and coaching for difficulties arising from transitions - at work or in your personal life, such as leaving home, marriage difficulties, divorce or when you experience difficulties or ruptres within your relationships. Adjusting to a new job or a redundancy, is also strssful as are pressures experienced at university or being a new mum or a lone parent .
Depression, anxiety or low mood that makes you feel sad -can be triggered by many problems - such as a recent trauma, a lifestyle change, a disappointment, a childhood trauma, a grief or a loss . Therapy can help to identify core problems, by talking through the issue and exploring your thoughts and feelings. My role is to provide support and guidance in managing your current feelings and help you find better ways or skills to manage problems in the future.
I work using a diverse range of therapies that suit the client to address and manage problems. For example I can help clients with assertiveness training and boundary setting which helps to manage anger. Clients who find they need to manage anxiety or high levels of stress can be helped to find ways to calm themselves - using methods such as EFT, mindfullness or breathing skills which helps to calm and relax and reframe situations . I include psychoeducation in my sessions that can help you understand probelms and why you may be feeling anxious or low.
Coping with stressful situations is connected with burn out, ill health and a reliance on unhealthy survial skills such as alcohol and drugs or restricting or bingeing on food, or it may even be overworking. My aim is to help you regain mental and physical well being.
I often provide clients with information about their condition as understanding problems can often help with the healing process as well as teaching skills to help you manage problematic situations in the future.
I have worked in many different areas which has given me a wide range of skills to work with life issues - such as loss, grief, shame, addiction, eating disorders, overeating, self harm, depression and trauma.
I work with individuals with eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating. Eating disorders are often quite complex and I am a NCFED Master practitioner, I am trained to use a varied approach to treating ED such as therapy, coaching, food diaries, lifelines and nutrition. This may at times include family work.
I am a sober coach with post treatment clients (alcohol, drugs, prescribed medication or behavioural addictions, codependency, gambling etc.). Individuals who have addiction issues have often experienced an initial trauma sometimes in childhood or as an adult. I help support individuals to come to terms with the trauma from the past to help the healing process. An important part of recovery is relapse prevention and I am experienced practitioner who can help you to identify triggers or past behaviours which may lead you back into addiction.
I work with adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.
I am trained to use DDP skills to help parents improve relationships with their children.
I have a private practice in Weybridge and in London to work with individuals and couples. I currently offer phone, Skype/FaceTime or Zoom sessions.
I also work with individuals in Europe and the US. An initial breakthrough week can take place in your own home, or a place of your choice - to establish a therapeutic relationship and identify issues and source coping techniques, (this can be extended to 10 days or longer if required). I can then travel to your home town on a weekly basis to continue the therapy with weekly/monthly follow up sessions and additional Skype/Facetime calls. Rates vary - please contact me to discuss costs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained at the University of Surrey and gained a Diploma in Person Centered Counselling in 2002. I then returned to full time study in 2004 gaining an Honours Degree in Psychology in 2007. I am a member of the BACP, BPS and FDAP and I am currently completing a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity qualification and have a certificate in Nutritional Interventions.
I have also undertaken many hours of professional development in many different areas:
Priory Hospital, Roehampton - CBT and Reality Therapy, 12 Step Addiction Treatment Programme
Treatment of Eating Disorders, Half Life of Anorexia Nervosa, Connections between the use of Cannabis and Schizophrenia, Alcohol and Drug Addiction, The Missing Link in Addictions Treatment, Trauma Resolution, The Ghoul of Psychosexual Medicine, Anger management,
Tran cranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression – Hype or Hope? (Dr.Ian Muir Anderson),
Addicted to Love- Management of Compulsive Relationships .
• Sam Beare Palliative Care (2002 – 2004) Working with - Suicidal Clients, Clients Suffering from Terminal Illness, Existential Perspectives on Mortality, Grief and Grief Rituals Across Different Cultures.
• Skills Development Workshops (2003) Managing Self Harm & Suicide, CBT and other interventions
• St.Christophers’ Hospital Tooting (2003 ) Anger & Aggression (Colin Murray Parkes)
Working with Traumatic Death and Bereavement (Colin Murray Parkes)
• Mindfields College, (2004) REBT and CBT therapy - Effective Anger Management (Joe Griffin)
• European Symposium on Addictive Disorders (2005) Is it Love or is it Addiction (Brenda Schaefer) Couples in Recovery 7 Golden rules for Happiness (John Friel)
• University of Surrey(2008) - Evolution (Sir Robert Winston)
• NLP (2008) Guildford Adult Education
• Elmbridge Borough Council (2009) Let’s Talk Inclusion – One day workshop on Equality and Diversity. Workshops including Forced marriages and honour violence and Travellers and ethnic communities .
• NHS First Aid Training. (2009)
• HMP Send ACCT training –managing self harm and suicide ideation (2010)
• RAPt Diversity Training (2011)
• RAPt 12 Step Programme Training (2011)
• RAPt Motivational Enhancement Training(2011)
• PTSD, COMBAT & CHILDHOOD Part 1, 2 & 3. (UKESAD 2011) Larry Ashley
• HMPrison Security Training (Feb 2012)
• Attachments and the Development of Self (March 2012) Lynne Hipkin
• IMAGO Relationship Training (May 2012) Sophie Slade
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (October 2012) PrifGlenn Waller
Ethical Marketing - (October 2012) Martin Hogg
Certificate in Social media (March 2013) Julian Holden
Attachment Theory - Creating a Secure Base (June 2014) Dr.Gwen Adshead
Certificate Nutritional skills for Eating Disorders (Novemeber 2014) Jane Nodder
Practitioner Skills in Obesity Management - (June 2015) Deanne Jade
Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorder - (October 2015) Deanne Jade
BPS Approver Advanced Diploma For Eating Disorders and Nutritional Skills - (April 2015) - Deanne Jade
Tight Ropes and Safety Nets - Counselling Suicidal Clients- (February 2016) - Dr.Andrew Reeves -
New Approaches to Working with Bodies Today - (February 2016) - Susie Orbach
Dyadic Developmental Practice Psychotherapy & Parenting Level 1 September 2017
Mindfullness and meditation September 2017
• Couples Therapy: Dynamic Approaches for Working with Aggression (March 2018)
• Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice - The Bowlby Centre ( February/March 2018)
• Neurosomatic Therapy - Chronic Fatigue and Fybromialgia. (April 2018)
• Making Better Relationship choices Wimbledon Guild (June 2018)
• Sex on the Rocks - Anne Power (June 2018)
• EFT - Energy Therapy Centre (September 2018)
• The Phsychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma ( October 2018)
• Schema Focussed Therapy for Eating Disorders - BPS (November 2018)
Battlefield Birth Working Therapeutically with Birth Trauma, Tokophobia and Perinatal PTSD - WPF (January 2019)
• Developing Minds mental Health Children & Young People - Dan Siegel Place2Be (February 2019)
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).
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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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Disordered Eating including weight management for individuals who struggle with dieting. Long term dieting or yo-yo dieting often affects your metabolism which makes it very difficult to lose weight. I coach individuals in changing their lifestlyles, their behaviours and attitudes towards food and eating - which can help people to understand why they have gained weight and how they can change and adapt their lifestyle to lose weight and gain self esteem. This is a programme for well being and not a dieting plan. Please contact me if you wish to discuss an eating disorder and require further information.
£75.00 - £95.00
Concessions offered for
Initial individual assessment £120
Therapeutic sessions are 50 minutes long and cost between £75 - £95 in the Weybridge area, to be agreed after initial assessment .
Couple sessions Asssessements £120 each . Weekly session £160.
Some Saturday sessions are available Single - £120 - Couple £170.
London sessions cost between £160 - £250. Please discuss when you first make contact.
Concessions are available for Individuals who have genuine financial circumstances, for example the unemployed or pensioners. Please ask about this prior to your frst appointment so we can agree a fee.
Weekly Rates - please call to discuss.
When I work
Please call 07910284089 for an appointment or email me on email@example.com. Day and evening appointments available in Weybridge and London, EC1
Counselling psychotherapy MBACP, FDAP, BPS . BSc Hons Psych, Dip Counselling.
Walking distance from Weybridge or Walton Train Station.
Previous places of employment - The Priory Hospital - Roehampton. The Kusnacht Practice - Zurich. HMP Prison - Send, Sam Beare Unit - Weybridge. Lone Parents - Basingstoke. WI-CS - London. Hope Therapy - Private Practice - Weybridge, London & Geneva.