Hello and welcome to my page,
I work in a confidential, relaxed and non-judgemental environment where we can process your thoughts, feelings and emotions together. My work is carried out in a comfortable and well ventilated room situated on Hampton Wick High Street.
What to expect when working with me.
I am very aware that coming into therapy may feel daunting or anxiety provoking. I have provided some certainty of what to expect below:
The most important part of the first session is how you feel about working with me. I would trust your gut instinct, as how you feel about your therapist is a very important part of the process. In our first session, I am here to listen and gain a deeper understanding of what brought you to therapy. I will ask questions to help with this process. There will also be time for you to ask me any questions about my work or the counselling process in general.
We may create a therapeutic goal together to work towards. This could be a specific goal you had in mind, such as managing low mood and anxiety or learning some coping strategies. Or you may not know what your goal is yet, and that is OK. Sometimes providing you with a space to be with and process your emotions is a goal in itself. This alone can be both powerful and life-affirming.
I believe that the most important part of therapy is the relationship that we create, it is through this relationship where change, insight and growth can be facilitated.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained and qualified as an Integrative Relational Counsellor. This means I practice a combined approach of counselling and psychotherapy and can draw upon various methods to inform my practice.
I am a full member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics.
I have worked as a therapist in front line NHS services and have been working with mental health for seven years. This has given me experience of working with people who have a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties.
I also have many years experience of working therapeutically with young people who have mental health difficulties, and currently do some work for CAMHS as a counsellor.
I believe that having personal experience of family members who have mental illness gives me unique insight and knowledge. I am passionate about this work!
- BA (Hons) - Integrative-Relational Counselling - Middlesex University
- Level 3 - Integrative-Relational Counselling - Kingston College
- Introduction to Counselling Skills - Kingston College
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £60.00
Concessions offered for
I charge £60 per session, with a reduced rate for students and people on low incomes. Counselling is usually done over 6 or 12 sessions, but I can also offer longer term work if needed.
My work is carried out in a comfortable and well ventilated room situated on Hampton Wick High Street. There are some parking spaces available on Hampton Wick High Street and more spaces on Upper Teddington Road.
The location is easily accessible by train or public transport.
Give me a call for an informal chat or send an email. I am very happy to answer any questions you may have about my work or counselling in general. I endeavour to back to you within 24 hours.
I am currently able to offer a discounted rate of £40 for your first 50-minute session.
I may be able to offer slots outside of these times also.