BACP Registered Therapist, MSc., BA Hons
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A warm-hearted, committed and experienced BACP Registered counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex with individuals, parents/couples and students aged 15+ experiencing stress, anxiety, depression (aged 16 and above) and relationship issues at distinguished clinics in Grayshott, near Haslemere, Petersfield and Midhurst and at The Eaves in Godalming and Farnham. Daytime and evening appointments Tue-Sat from 09.00hrs-21.0hrs.
Face-to-face therapy sessions can be offered in combination with email, telephone or video assisted support (Skype or Whatsapp based) for clients that need flexible solutions which can easily fit in to their working day.
In private practice for 5 years with over 30 years executive experience as an NHS Director, Associate Director of FTSE 100 Communication Companies and as Managing Director of a consultancy providing professional communication services to Government/Public and Private Sector Providers.
I have extensive experience supporting executives and professionals and college/university pre/graduates presenting with anxiety & stress, professional development, work life balance, self esteem, trauma, health/weight management and addiction issues and clients with anxiety and depression due to relationship, family or life-stage challenges/transitions including divorce or separation, redundancy, fertility, parenting, retirement, loss or bereavement. I work with those experiencing an acute health crisis or chronic conditions (including cancer, heart disease and diabetes) as well as individuals seeking to address unhealthy lifestyles and eating disorders.
Please call or email me to book a FREE telephone consultation to discuss your needs following which you will be invited to undertake a comprehensive emotional well-being assessment so that I can tailored a treatment and recovery programme specific to your requirements and circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, experienced BACP psychotherapist/counsellor trained in humanistic counselling at Chichester University (Post Graduate Diploma Humanistic Counselling) in international business management (BA Hons, European Business Administration and equivalent French Honours Business Degree at the Ecole Supérieur de Commerce, Reims France) and in environmental management (Msc. Environmental Management at Birkbeck College, University of London).
I bring over 30 years professional mentoring and coaching executive experience from the private (FTSE 100) and public sectors, the last ten of which have been working within the NHS in London and Surrey.
I trained as a counsellor in 2012 with my principal practice at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester supporting NHS Professionals from all disciplines and staffing levels, dealing with issues from work life balance to addiction, trauma and relationship issues as well as providing counselling support to patients living with chronic and terminal illness before moving to join the management team at Croydon University Hospital, South London. I have been working from the well established The Eaves clinic in Godalming for three years.
I work with person-centred principles that recognise we are all innately resourceful even if we need a helping hand to recognise and rediscover parts of ourselves, to introduce new healthy behaviours, and to live to our full potential.
I also recognise the importance of working with individuals and companies to create a healthy work/ life balance and to consider the impact of our home/work environments on our emotional and physical well-being.
My practise is integrative based on a number of evidence based therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis, systemic family/relationship therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, resilience and assertiveness training as well as mindfulness and relaxation.
Where needed for professional and lifestyle development, I may also draw upon Motivational Interviewing and Executive Coaching, Leadership and Group Communication techniques.
I offer both brief counselling and longer term therapy in which we’ll take an in depth look at your behaviours, values and feeling about particular situations/issues. We’ll explore your narrative at different life stages, health and lifestyle profile, family and cultural background, identify relationship patterns and consider other socio-biological factors that have shaped who you have become. And we’ll discuss how these have made an impact on your past choices, emotional and physical health and could impact your future relationships and life choices.
I previously held associate and interim communication directorship positions at Capita Communications, part of Capita Group Plc., Dept for Health (in the Health Improvement Directorate, now NHS England), the Department for Education and Skills and The Legal Aid and Electoral Commissions and held an 11 year tenure as Managing Director of the Pryke Partnership Ltd. providing strategic and digital communications and health and well-being improvement consultancy to the public and private sectors.
I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development training and between 2017/18 have attended courses on Stress and Burnout, Addiction, Solutions-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
I maintain the highest standards of professional practise working according to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework and its professional standards.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Student Counselling Support - for students in Further Education
University Student Counselling Support (for Undergraduate and Post Graduate students and lecturers)
NHS Professionals Counselling Support
Each face-to-face or video assisted 50-minute individual counselling session is charged at £65 inclusive of VAT. These sessions can take place in the following clinic locations: Guildford, Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere, Petersfield, Weybridge, Basingstoke, Chichester or Portsmouth.
Each face-to-face 50-minute couples counselling session is charged at £85 inclusive of VAT.
Half hour sessions (Skype/Whats app or email) are charged at £35 per half hour session.
A walk and talk programme is available at £75 per hour and a quarter session.
Home or office visits in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex can be made upon request and are charged at the same price as face to face sessions in clinic but with an additional £25 charge for visits in a radius of 15 miles from Haslemere.
London-based and other Home Counties based visits are available upon request. Further charges may apply for longer distance home visits. Price on application.
When I work
08.00-21.00hrs Tuesday-Sat 52 weeks a year. Crisis service available on request.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes in length unless otherwise agreed.
At your initial consultation, we will discuss regularity and duration of appointments.
Consultations are usually held on a weekly basis.
The duration of your therapy will depend on the nature of your presenting issues, your aims and goals and the pace at which you progress in therapy. For some clients this can be six weeks and for others a longer duration of therapy over months is necessary.
For client convenience, where possible, I aim to book clients in to a pre-agreed timing slot at their preferred practice.
To maximise therapeutic value, clients are encouraged to attend consecutive weeks especially in the first two months of therapy.
Regular reviews are built into your consultations at pre-agreed stages that will be discussed with you. These reviews help us to assess your progress and are an opportunity to reflect on, and agree, whether further counselling sessions and/or other means of support/referral would be beneficial.
Full terms and conditions are provided prior to booking your initial counselling session.