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MBACP (Accred.), BA (Hons), FDA (Hons)

About me

Video or telephone counselling available

I have been a counsellor for adults and young people for over ten years.  I am BACP accredited and offer a caring, professional relationship with a commitment to support you with your personal problems, so that you can

  • find ways to understand, manage and relieve difficult feelings
  • achieve increased self-awareness and self-acceptance and the peace of mind that goes with that;
  • gain new insights into your life and relationships which help you to feel positive and in control;
  • increase your self-esteem, motivation, confidence and resilience to face the future with renewed optimism and energy.

Life can be difficult, and it makes sense to seek out support in a counsellor and invest in your wellbeing. You may feel immediate relief from being able to 'offload' and reflect on some of your personal concerns. Over time, counselling can help you more significantly with your personal problems by facilitating positive change and personal growth. By exploring thoughts and feelings from your past and present - and experiencing a non-judgemental relationship and a dedicated space for reflection - you can gain a deeper self-awareness and a way to move forward.  I am often moved by my clients’ relief and restored strength of spirit after our time together.

Although I understand it can be hard to make contact with a counsellor for the first time, please be reassured that you will receive a respectful response from me. I want you to feel safe and accepted, and for our work to be effective.

More information can be found on my website -

As I work from home in Busbridge, Godalming, I can offer clients access to more flexibility in scheduling appointments and free parking just outside.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am BACP accredited, with a BACP-accredited Foundation Degree (Integrative Counselling), a BA (Hons) degree and full and accredited membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy including its accredited voluntary register.

I use an integration of models which I adapt to the unique situation and wishes of each client.  These encompass a humanistic, person-centred approach (respecting your unique experiences and ability to find your way to your own solutions) alongside psychodynamic and attachment theories of development (which explore how your past relationships influence your present ways of relating). 

I am also qualified to work with CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and find it can be useful to use CBT tools within my integrative practice. I undertook TA 101 (Transactional Analysis) training, and have a special interest in neuroscience and mindfulness, and their application to therapy.

I am committed to ongoing professional development, read widely and attend regular training, keeping up-to-date with current research and findings. I abide by the ethical requirements for BACP membership.

In addition to my private practice, I counselled for several years at Guildford Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC). I have been a counsellor at Christs College School in Guildford, King's College School in Guildford, for Guildford YMCA’s Open House youth counselling and Woking Hospice, and have worked for the National Autistic Society and Samaritans.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling sessions are usually 50 minutes.

For couples, I charge £75 for each session. I ask for cash payment at each session or bank transfer in advance.

Your contact with me will be treated confidentially.

When I work

week days and evenings

Godalming, Surrey, GU7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

My room is up two shallow steps with a double door entrance. Please contact me for any further information about accessibility of any kind, and let me know if I can be of assistance.