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Dip.Coun, MBACP (Accred)

About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope maybe it’s a sense of loneliness or you are frustrated with those around you?  You may be overcome with feelings of anxiety, sadness or anger or feel lost or desperate and you need someone to listen to you. People seek support from a counsellor for many different reasons these are some of the issues you might want to explore in therapy.

Exploring your situation through therapy can be challenging and painful but also powerful and life-enhancing. Sharing in a safe place can aid self-healing and can also lead to the changes you desire to make in your life – it often brings a fresh perspective and a sense of truly being heard. Therapy allows a unique space for you to talk about your feelings, doubts and fears in a confidential environment. When feeling secure and listened to we are often able to further develop as individuals therefore moving towards a truer self.

I am a qualified counsellor, I am committed to my clients and as a person centred counsellor following a “humanistic and existential approach”, I approach each client as an individual with their own unique story. My aim is to accompany you in exploring your world and how you experience it – in fact I consider myself a fellow traveller and your supportive companion.

It can be overwhelming making the decision to start therapy and is often a challenging first step. An initial telephone consultation would give you a sense of how we might work together.

I have experience in many different areas of mental health both working in community and charity schemes. Working with clients who are affected by substance and alcohol misuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship breakdowns and physical, sexual and psychological abuse.

Alongside my private practice I work for Combat Stress supporting veterans with PTSD. In a residential setting I work with a multi-disciplinary team on a 1-2-1 basis and facilitate psychoeducational, wellbeing and relaxation groups. Maintaining a recovery focus in relation to their mental and physical wellbeing.

I look forward to speaking with you, meeting you, travelling with you on your journey and ultimately watching you reach your full potential in whatever form that takes.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Introduction to Counselling - level 1
  • Counselling Skills - level 2
  • Counselling Theory - Level 3
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Mental Health First Aid certificate
  • Mindfulness
  • Creative Therapy
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • People in Crisis

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£50 per session lasting 50 minutes : 
Please call if you have any needs for out of hours sessions

Some concession prices available - Please contact me to discuss

When I work

Days, Evenings and Weekends available - Please contact me and we can agree a suitable time for you

Further information

All my sessions are held at New Malden Natural Health which can be found on West Barnes Lane in Motspur Park (KT3). I share this space with a colleague who specialises in Holistic Therapies. The area is well served by public transport - we are right next to Motspur Park train station and served by many local bus services; Parking is free outside for an hour and there is plenty of further side street parking available within a very short distance.

Please feel free to contact me with any queries.

New Malden Natural Health, 361 West Barnes Lane, New Malden, KT3 6JF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme