I offer individual and couple counselling/psychotherapy for adults and young people aged 16+ , in a safe, friendly and confidential environment.
Whilst I offer a psychodynamic approach to therapy which looks at how past experiences may shape and influence our thinking in the present. I work in an integrative way that draws on several schools of thought including person centred, psychoanalytic and existential ideas. I will try to be non judgemental and work with you, towards creating a better understanding of the problems you face in your life.
I believe in the importance of the individual and our unique experience of the world, so we will determine jointly whether we see each other for a short term (6-8 weeks) or longer term, whatever seems most appropriate.
I have experience of working with people that have had a range of emotional difficulties including:
depression and anxiety,trauma, addictions, abuse,feelings of anger and low self esteem,bereavement and life limiting illness,eating disorders and difficulty with weight loss,family and relationship issues.
Also I have experience of the commercial world as a management consultant and in marketing, so I can relate to work related issues that may be stressful. I will also work with organisations that are going through significant change, such as mergers and acqisitions or redundancy situations.
I look forward to hearing from you either to set up an appointment or to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Executive coach
I hold a Masters degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
A BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry and Nutrition (Surrey University)
A Further Education Teacher's certificate
I am a Registered member of the BACP (MBACP)
I am a student Member of UPCA (registered with the UKCP)
I have been a Member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) for 14 years
I have a private practice and sessions take place in a garden office overlooking a lake. I carry professional liability insurance and abide by a strict code of ethics and the highest standards of confidentiality.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked extensively with young adults where English is not their first language. and so I am familiar with cross culture issues.
The first consultation is offered at £30 (discounted rate) and gives the opportunity for us to meet and for you to ask any questions you may have.
If we agree to meet regularly my fees are calculated on a sliding scale (depending on income) ranging from £40-£70 per individual session of 50 minutes and £75-£100 for couples
Concessions are available for those with a low income, those on state benefits and students.
Fees are payable at the end of the session or monthly by cash or cheque or you can set up a BACS transfer.
Corporate clients - special discount for x 6 weekly sessions pre-payable by BACS.
Daytime, early morning and evening ( Saturday morning only ) appointments Monday to Friday are available
My consulting room is situated in a tranquil garden office in the hamlet of Runfold conveniently located just off the A31 between Guildford (6 miles) and Farnham (2 miles). Close to Aldershot, Farnborough and Camberley.
There is ample free car parking nearby
Online via skype or Zoom and telephone counselling is also available.