About me

If you need to talk to somebody, I am here for you.  I genuinely feel that the relationships we have are the root to how well we manage and cope in life.  It all leads back to that, whether the struggle is depression, anxiety, loneliness or loss.  We are all born with the resources to carry us through the trials and tribulations of society, our experiences from earliest days and childhood can see those resources become entangled, confused and depleted which can lead to less helpful patterns of behaviour, serving us poorly in our relationships in our adult lives. 

The threads of this entanglement can weave their way through all aspects of your life and work, your relationships with family, friends and loved ones. I believe that the unique bond that will be created between us can provide a reflective space for you to find and trust yourself.  Through our work together you will come to realise what enriches you allowing the start of your journey to reach a place where you are in charge of your life and your decisions.  If you are feeling overwhelmed, sad or anxious, allow me to walk alongside you, no matter the terrain, to reach a destination where you are better able to cope with life, feel happier and calmer.  If you are struggling with loss and grief I will provide the time and space for you to process all those emotions that can weigh so heavy, regardless of the nature of the loss or how long ago it may have been.  We can explore in an atmosphere of acceptance and without judgement, issues that may bring feelings of guilt and shame, thereby reducing the toxicity of both those often difficult and sometimes unhelpful emotions.

I offer a warm, welcoming room that provides a confidential space.  I believe in the benefits of a long term therapeutic relationship, our first assessment session will provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other, decide how we are going to work and for you to ask me any questions you may have about the therapy I offer.   Therapy provides the opportunity to explore your life and this may take time, time that we can determine together. 

I can also provide shorter term therapy, over eight or twelve weeks depending on your requirements and where the need is more pressing.

If the new challenges we are all facing are wearing you down please call or email me and we can start a conversation. I do not charge for an initial, brief assessment over the phone.

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." Carl Jung

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework and code of practice.

CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling:  My training gave me the tools to use different approaches when working with clients, from psychodymanic and humanistic to transactional analysis and personal construct theory.  Counselling is not "one-size fits all" and the integrative nature of my work allows the tailoring of therapy to the individual needs of the client.

I have also received training from Place2Be, a charity working in schools, to work with children and young adults, taking into account safeguarding issues.  I have Disclosure & Barring Service certification.

Additionally, I have completed an advanced training course in couples counselling with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. Including issues around infidelity, anger and rage, and attachment.

I undertake regular continuing professional development, to enhance my knowledge and skills and to meet client needs.  Most recently completing training looking specifically and anger and rage in relationships.

I have experience working with young children and adolescents, focusing on issues around early trauma and ADHD and attachment trauma that can cause distress and difficulties in future adult relationships

I am currently working face-to-face, I am also qualified in, and offer, online therapy over Zoom or Skype.

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.

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £70 for a 50 minute session with individuals and £90 for a couples session of 60 minutes.  I am able to operate a sliding scale for those on a low income and students, by negotiation, where needed.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have limited availability but please do not hesitate to make contact as the situation can change at short notice.

Further information

I offer an initial phone call or zoom session, usually about 10-15 minutes, without charge, where we can discuss your needs and how I might help, we can then arrange a time for the first session.  Free on-road parking is available at my premises and there is usally plenty of space in the surrounding roads. I am a five minute walk from a mainline station with links to London, Richmond and the surrounding area. and a 5-10 minute walk from three bus routes; R70,  111 and the 216.  The R68 and 285 are also accessible.

Hampton
TW12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples

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

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom