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BACP (Accred)

About me

I am a qualified and BACP Accredited  counsellor and psychotherapist. I am dedicated to  offer you a safe and supportive space to work through your particular emotional challenges . My therapy room is in a tranquil sorrounding in a beautiful garden. My aim was  to create a space for you that  gives you a chance to fully focus on your mind and soul with an expert guidance and non-judgmental support.

I offer long and short term counselling to individuals and couples depending on your needs and difficulties.

I work from an integrative perspective based on Person Centred therapy. CBT is part of my tool box and practice a variety of approaches within that.

Therapy is not an easy choice - it is a brave step to take and some people need more time .For a longer term support that gives you an opportunity to take your time to look deeper into behavioural patterns we would be integrating Psychodynamic elements.

I have  experience  working  with relationship problems, parenting issues, work related stress, feeling stuck, anxious,having problems with their self-esteem or need help moving on from a  past trauma.

Getting Started:

  • You can e-mail me and I will aim to call you back within 1-3 days.
  • We can talk over the phone and I can answer any question you might have.
  • If you decide that you feel comfortable and want to move forward with me then we can arrange and assessment session.

The assessment session would last up to 60 minutes or more  (usual sessions are 50 minutes) This is a longer session so that we have time to talk about what you would like to get out of therapy and gives me an indication on what kind of therapy I would offer to you.

If you are happy to continue we’ll set up a second session and arrange to meet weekly in person or on-line. Sometimes myself or a client may feel that another type of therapy may be more suitable to their particular problem in which case I would aim to refer you on to a suitable therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist registered as an individual member with BACP.

I completed my Level 5 Diploma at Reflect-On Academy.

In my private practice I work from an integrative perspective drawing on a range of therapeutic understanding and interventions.

I have worked in the NHS and in a Community setting (provided long term/low cost counselling)as well as providing mental health support to young people in a Secondary School setting

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Face to face weekly sessions fee  £50 per session (50 minutes)
  • (SST) includes 60 minutes session and a written summary  £70 
  • Additional services : audio recording of the SST and transcript of the recording : £50
  • 25 minutes of telephone call in 3 month time ( highly recommended after SST) £25 

Zoom sessions are available only after an initial face to face meeting 

I also offer concessions for people on low income (such as: students, unwaged, single parents, pensioners). Fee ranges between £35 and £45 per weekly session and are negotiated in the first appointment (subject to availability).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Thursdays and Fridays

Further information

My therapy room is a purpose build garden office in the middle of my beautyful garden. Please take a look at my website where you can see photos of it. This space is free from electronic devices , the lights are natural and gentle to make you feel relaxed but focused. Therapy is not what I give you - it is what you personally do with it. You can use it to heal from hurtful events or you can use it to learn new skills how to take care of your mental well being. You can cry , laugh or just sit in silence to let your  thoughts surface from a deep ,hidden place.  You can paint, draw or write. Therapy is your opportunity to understand what you need and what can you do about it. 

Warlingham, Surrey, CR6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

My consulting room is in my garden and accessible by wheelchair too.

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