As a Humanistic counsellor I offer a safe, empathic space to explore whatever has led you here. I will support you to manage your distress and enable your individual potential for growth and fulfilment to be realised. Being holistic in my approach we can creatively work together to make sense of your inner world and unblock disruptions to your psychological health. This process promotes empowering strength and choice in the ‘here and now', all within a non-judgemental, and confidential environment.
I have particular interest in working relationally which can include us reflecting together on our interactions to help inform, support, and improve your relationships with yourself and others. My work is underpinned by attachment theory which considers our earliest relationships and on-going key relational experiences as informative in how we come to interact in the world. By increasing self-awareness in these ways pathways to making different choices become more visible and easier to navigate. I will be there to support and validate this journey.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) whose code of ethics I abide by. Since qualifying as a Humanistic Counsellor in 2015 I have worked in a range of settings including private practice, voluntary sector, charitable organisations and with NHS referrals. I have experience of both time-limited and open ended counselling.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anger, anxiety, bereavement, childhood issues, depression, health, identity, isolation, loneliness, family, personal development, relationships, sadness, self-esteem, social anxiety, stress, trauma, and work-related issues.
Prior to training as a Counsellor, I have worked in many caring roles supporting families, young people and individuals experiencing long-term mental health difficulties within the community and within residential settings.
You are welcome to contact me by phone or email to discuss your situation, or set up an initial appointment. All sessions last 50 minutes and in the initial session we will be able to meet and explore what has led you to this point and if this type of counselling is a good fit for you. Following this I offer short, long term and open ended counselling.
I offer sessions both online and face to face at either my practice located in Epsom, 20 minute walk from the town centre, near to bus stops, free parking. Or from a consulting room in Brixton, 2 minute walk from the tube station.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Humanistic Counselling; BSc (Hons) Reflective Practice; MSc Research Methods of psychology; BSc Psychology.
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
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Initial appointments are free and all 50 minute sessions thereafter are £50 in KT18 and £60 in SW9.
Concessions may be available for counselling students.
I currently have some availability on Tuesday and Wednesday daytimes. Please enquire if you are looking for an appointment at other times as I may have further availability.
I am a BACP Registered Member and I subscribe to their Ethical Framework.
I am in regular supervision with an accredited supervisor who oversees my clinical work.
I hold full professional liability insurance.