About me

How would it feel to be listened to, to know that you are not alone?

Do you feel that your childhood was challenging or even abusive?

Do you feel overwhelmed by life and find it difficult to set boundaries or say “no” to people?

Would you like to have a new sense of confidence and hopeful about the future?

For many of us, our past informs our present. Counselling can help if your past is holding you back.

My own personal life experience, as well as working with others, has shown me how healing counselling can be. We all need someone to really listen, who won’t be shocked or hurt by our pain. When we are truly heard we can make sense of what has happened to us.

Challenging childhoods can continue to affect us long after we leave home. They can leave you struggling to trust others, which can make relationships difficult. A difficult childhood can result in many different things: sometimes we numb with drink or drugs or find ourselves in abusive relationships; sometimes we just find life really hard.

Counselling gives you a chance to explore what you are feeling and gives you a better understanding of what makes you tick. Being heard rather than “fixed” can be incredibly powerful. Counselling supports you to truly value yourself, which in turn can make life feel more manageable.

I practice evidence-based, Trauma Informed Therapy. This type of therapy is based on understanding the connection between a traumatic event, or series of events and how that can impact you now. Trauma can affect our mental, emotional, behavioural and spiritual wellbeing.

Let’s make a start. Give me a call or email to arrange a free half hour chat so we can explore the possibility of working together.

I am currently based at Haslewey Community Centre in Haslemere and use the therapy room there for face to face sessions. This is a quiet and confidential space to explore whatever has brought you to therapy. I offer both face to face and remote counselling via Zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the University of Chichester and have a first class honours degree in Humanistic Counselling.

I am currently undertaking further training in Trauma Informed Therapy.

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Free initial consultation.

£50 per session

Availability

Daytime and evening Zoom sessions available. In person appointments by arrangement.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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