I offer an empathic space to explore a range of concerns including anger, anxiety, bereavement, childhood issues, depression, health, identity, isolation, loneliness, family, personal development, relationships, self-esteem, stress, trauma, work-related issues.
I am a qualified counsellor with experience working with adults and young people. I have gained this experience from a range of settings including private practice, voluntary sector, charitable organisations, NHS referrals and within secondary schools. I am able to offer short, long term and open ended counselling.
My core approach to counselling is Humanistic. This approach of counselling emphasises each individual’s potential for growth and fulfilment. It is holistic and creative in unblocking disruptions to psychological health, enabling strength and choice in the ‘here and now'. All within a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment.
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 and long term counselling.
My practice is located at my home in Epsom, 20 minute walk from the town centre, near to bus stops, free parking is available.
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
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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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.