About me

Are social situations leaving you drained or unfulfilled? Do you need time for yourself? A space to air confusing or painful thoughts, feelings and experiences that build up over the weeks. Sometimes we need to reflect and vent about our relationships with a neutral professional in a confidential setting. By talking things through we can find ways to help you feel grounded, confident and more like yourself.

What are you like & how do you work?

I am warm, skilled and easy to talk to. I draw on various psychological theories to suit each individual, we are all so different after all, and believe that the relationship between us is central to your healing and our work together. Sessions are either in-person, in my rooms near Surbiton station, or online. I offer both short term (12 sessions) and long term therapy (anywhere beyond 12 sessions, as agreed between us). I also offer Drawing and Talking Therapy for those who more creative and struggle to verbalise their feelings. See my website for further information on these services.

Having had counselling myself, I realise it's a daunting, anxiety provoking process in the beginning. You may feel vulnerable contacting a therapist. That's okay, I have this in mind. Please get in touch if you want us to work together or if you have any questions. You could also visit my website or Instagram for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside my private practice I have the insightful and personal experience of having a family member with a mental illness. I am a Therapist at Express CIC in Tolworth, where I offer therapy to parents with neurodivergent children and counsel neurodivergent teenagers. I previously counselled at the YMCA in Surbiton. Since 2013, I have supported and delivered interventions to young people with mental health difficulties and special educational needs in schools.

  • BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling - Middlesex University
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - CPCAB
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Schools - CACHE
  • Foundation in Drawing & Talking Therapy - Drawing and Talking
  • Online & Telephone Counselling Certified Counsellor - Counselling Tutor

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Social skills

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

Email me to arrange a discounted 50 minute initial session. This is to see if you would like to work with me, and for me to see if I'm the right therapist for you. The fee for this is £45.

Concessionary rates are sometimes available, please ask me about this.


See my website for regular updates on my availability.

Further information

Embracing Emotions is inclusive; one of my counselling rooms, close to Surbiton station, is wheelchair accessible and has a gender neutral restroom. I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical framework.  Along with being insured and having a cleared, enhanced DBS check, I am registered with the ICO, have up to date safeguarding training and attend regular supervision with an experienced BACP Accredited supervisor.

Therapy Spaces
16 St. James Road

Isabel House
Victoria Rd

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

One room is wheelchair accessible. I have experience supporting wheelchair users. There’s a 100mm threshold at the entrance with a slight step (a removable ramp can be arranged) and doorways are all 800mm wide, but the toilet isn't wheelchair accessible.

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