You haven't come this far, to come this far.
I run quite a bespoke service, because everyone has vastly different requirements that constantly change regardless of the current climate. However there must be some sort of therapeutic framework so that change, growth and all-round wellbeing has a place to emerge from. The therapeutic relationship will be one built on trust, this often taken time to be felt. But also required a commitment to each other, just like any other normal relationship. Therefor I try to explain the importance of "showing up" to therapy, both physically and metaphorically, so that your investment in self actually works.
A therapeutic environment can be quite a peculiar place to seek out and then find yourself in, however our world and all of our experiences we touch or run away from can be just that, weird! I invite you to pause and reflect upon the route of where the weirdness come from. Perhaps just picking up the phone, pressing send, or even uttering the words "I need help" feels impossible.
In therapy, bring all of your baggage, losses, failures, good bits and the unattractive parts including four letter words. This being said, if you are feeling reserved, unable to find words that hide behind feelings or actions, then we work slowly, unpacking one bag at a time, at a speed and style that is correct for you.
I look forward to hearing from you.
"If you're going though hell, keep going" Winston Churchill.
Online or face to face counselling (Covid safe environment) upon request
- Particular areas of interest:-
Borderline personality disorders
Benign and malignant narcissism
Mental health, anxiety, depression & suicidal thoughts
Addiction & addictive behaviour
- Trauma & PTSD
- Self-esteem, self-image & personal development
- End of life, palliative care, loss & bereavement
- Gender and sexuality
- Health related issues, cancer, degenerative conditions & disabilities
- Religion, faith and spirituality
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in therapeutic counselling
- BACP registered counsellor
- Bereavement counsellor at Woking at Same Beare Hospices
- Working with families with children with Autism
- Sand play and Art therapy
- Emergency first aid
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- £60.00 per therapeutic hour. (50 mins)
- £100 Couples
Concessions offered for
What to expect
Our first consultation could take up to an 1.5hr. There would be an introduction to therapy and an exploration of what you feel is going on. There will be time to answer any questions you may have. We will work together in a confidential space even when working online, where you are invited to share, think, feel and behave without restriction or with fear of judgment. Counselling and psychotherapy doesn’t have a specific route or destination, however makes space and time for you to consider where you are in life, what you desire from it and where you might like to be both physically and emotionally.
Providing that you feel comfortable and there is a sense of a working alliance, I would welcome you to attend therapy on a weekly and open ended bases. This is to provide you with containment, consistency and continuation.