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About me

Why come to therapy?

It might seem like there is not that much wrong but something just doesn’t feel right, like a feeling of anxiety or depression. It might be that there is a specific issue that is causing you a problem. It might be that everything feels awful and hopeless. Often it can be that we experience relationship issues and feel that we are the problem or are worrying that we have an addiction that is out of control. Low self-esteem may seem to be limiting us in our life.

If something in our body doesn’t feel right we go to the doctor, or a chiropractor or a dentist. When something doesn’t feel right in our heart, mind or soul then where do we go? A therapist. We are just two people, sitting down having a conversation and hopefully I’ll be able to guide you on your journey to meet yourself and make choices in your life.

What happens?

It’s different for each of us because we’re unique.  It will possibly be painful and scary at times. It will possibly bring relief, connection and peace. It will be worth the effort. On a practical level, we’ll meet for 50 minutes, usually weekly, at an agreed time and see how it goes. The first step is to get in touch for a chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and am in monthly supervision.

I assist trainers at the Psychosynthesis Trust with various courses.

I have a thorough understanding of the 12 steps as applied to all areas of life.

Member organisations


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The model of therapy I work with allows me to work with a client and whatever they are experiencing. There are a range of tools and techniques which I will draw upon to support you on your journey including chair work, art, imagery and family systems.


From £60.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My hourly rate is £60 per hour for individuals and £80 for couples.

I am able to offer some low-cost counselling to individuals and couples. If you are unable to afford the full amount, do get in touch and we can discuss.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am currently taking on clients and have flexibility with appointment times Monday - Friday. 

Further information

All sessions are confidential.

Caterham, Surrey, CR3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme