If you’re struggling to feel heard, supported and cared for in your relationship, Counselling can help you. Are you trapped in a repetitive cycle of blame and counter-blame? I can work with you to create a different relationship where you rediscover a curiosity about each other and where you feel understood, supported and loved.
Are you feeling flat, lacking confidence and motivation, experiencing anxiety or feeling sad? I can work with you to change the way you see and feel about yourself.
If you’re thinking about separation from your partner or have decided to end your couple relationship, I can work with you to negotiate a respectful and collaborative process of separation. Both partners and any children can benefit hugely from this at a time of dramatic change.
Welcome! I am a professionally qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and Registered Member of BACP, working in private practice in the Cobham area. I offer a safe, relaxed, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which to talk things through and explore possibilities.
I work with couples and individuals, addressing relationship issues and difficulties such as depression, anxiety and generalised anxiety, self-esteem, stress, bereavement, affairs, family issues, separation and divorce, trust and communication. We can work together on a short-term basis for specific issues or longer term for deeper, transformative work.
I recognise that people experience problems but that people are not the problem! I will work with you to discover new ways of understanding difficulties, and of addressing them in keeping with your own unique values and preferred ways of living.
It can feel scary to talk to someone about what most deeply concerns us. You are welcome to contact me for a free exploratory conversation about counselling if you wish to discuss its potential benefits or have any questions about what the process entails.
I offer a safe, relaxed, non-judgemental and confidential space in which you can talk about your life and relationships. We can work together towards a better understanding of any difficulties you might be experiencing, to create preferred changes in your life and to help you attain the full measure of support and fulfilment from your relationships. We will work with whatever you wish to bring to the sessions and at your own pace.
My consulting room is purpose-built, guaranteeing the highest degree of privacy, with free off-road parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following academic qualifications:-
Post-Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy
Post-Graduate Certifcate in Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Well-Being
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
I have attended numerous Continuing Professional Development courses, including:
Adult Survivors of Chlid Sexual Abuse
Alcohol & Couples
Domestic Violence and Abuse Assessment and Intervention
Solution Focused Approaches to Counselling Young People
Working with Men
Working with Couples
I am am also a Qualified Relate Counsellor.
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have Accredited Voluntary Registered status on the BACP Register (which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care).
I have a wide range of experience counselling individuals, couples and families in various settings. I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance.
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
Divorce & separation
£70.00 per session
£70 per 60-minute session for Individuals and Couples
£70 per 60-minute session for Separation Counselling
Some concessions available
I offer both daytime and evening appointments, Monday - Friday.
My consulting room is purpose-built and on my property, ensuring the highest level of privacy and confidentiality. There is free, off-road parking.
Some comments from people who have worked with me
'From our first meeting, you made me feel very comfortable and I felt that you really heard and understood me. You blended validation of my feelings with gentle challenging of my assumptions and helped me to see things in ways that I hadn't been able to on my own. I am grateful for the work we did together and feel much happier and healthier for it.'
'Things really seem to have settled down nicely and we are finding better ways to communicate and feeling a lot more like a couple again. The experience of working with you has really helped, you helped us through a very rocky time and we can't thank you enough.'
- Steve and Louise
'Thank you so much for all your help. You have really helped me understand how I can approach situations in a calmer and more thoughtful way. It has made such a difference and all difficult situations are not so difficult now!'
'We have been amazed by the difference counselling has made to our relationship. You have helped us through a really difficult time and your insight and understanding have helped us to see past our problems and enjoy each other again. We feel that our relationship is better now than it has ever been!'
- Tom and Sally
'Let me say once more how much our counsellor-client relationship has meant to me. Working with you literally changed my life, wholly for the better, and I will always treasure that experience. Although that time of my life was undeniably painful and difficult, I now look at it as a time of tremendous growth and a necessary step on the way to a life I'm so much happier with. I can't thank you enough for being by my side throughout that journey.'