About me

Welcome. You don’t need to keep struggling alone. I provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and together we can make sense of them and find a way forward. As I commit to being present for you each week, you will have the opportunity to commit to yourself and your own wellbeing. Ultimately, counselling is about empowering you - increasing your capacity to cope with the unexpected challenges life brings, as well as to enjoy what life has to offer. 

I began working with counselling clients in 2013 and my work in the charitable sector spans twenty years. I have experience in working with a range of presenting issues, including, depression, postnatal depression, anxiety, loss (including bereavement) and relationship issues. I have worked in a range of counselling settings including GP practices in South London, the University of Surrey’s wellbeing service and the Minster Centre Low-Cost therapy service. I volunteered as a Refugee Mentor at the HIV charity, Terrence Higgins Trust.

​As an Integrative Counsellor I am able to draw on a range of theoretical models to support our work and make sense of what is affecting you. I work relationally – meaning that our relationship is at the heart of the work. This is an important foundation for building trust and working through the issues that may be holding you back. I am passionate and conscientious and being reliable and present for you is essential to the way I work.

I am currently working online, using video calling or phone. The first appointment is an opportunity for us to ‘meet’, understand more about you and your needs and whether my support could you help you. If we decide to work together, we will meet weekly, usually at the same time each week. Depending on what you want from counselling, you can decide to meet me for a fixed number of sessions to work on a particular issue, or we can work in an open-ended way if you would like longer-term support.  We will discuss this together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP code of ethics and professional standards. I trained at the Minster Centre in London and I am an Integrative and relational therapist. I regularly undertake additional training and professional development. This recently included a four day course on ‘Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice’ to support my work in understanding client’s relationships with their early care givers on their adult relationships. I am also embarking on a six-month skills and supervision course in Polyvagal Theory to support my work in enabling clients to tap into their nervous systems to find their way out of distress, and to restore calm and connectivity.  

I have worked in the NHS in GP settings in South London, the University of Surrey’s wellbeing service and the Minster Centre Low Cost therapy service. I previously volunteered as a Refugee Mentor at Terrence Higgins Trust.

Member organisations

BACP

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

I work with a broad range of clients but have an interest in working with parents and the challenges of parenthood, including becoming a mother or father for the first time. I am also interested in exploring the ongoing demands of being a parent.

I also have a special interest in loss and bereavement.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My counselling fee is £50 for a 50 minute session.

What to expect

The first appointment is an opportunity for us to meet, to understand more about you and your needs and whether my support could help.

If we decide to work together we will meet weekly, usually at the same time each week.

Depending on what you want from counselling, you can decide to meet me for a fixed number of sessions to work on a particular issue, or we can work in an open-ended way if you would like longer term support. We will discuss this together.

If you would like an informal chat to discuss how we might be able to work together, please feel free to contact me to arrange this.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have some daytime availability Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  I currently have evening availability on Wednesday's. Please contact me for further details on times available.

Bracknell
Berkshire
RG42

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom