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(MBACP) Couples and Individuals counsellor

About me

I am a qualified, experienced and BACP registered counsellor working in Reigate, Surrey. I have many years of experience working online too- a necessity for now, sadly.

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re feeling something that is getting in the way of how you would like to be. Maybe you’re angry, anxious, sad or struggling to like yourself. Maybe you’re feeling ok, but you would like to feel better about yourself or improve your relationship with others in your life- such as a partner, family members, friends or colleagues.

Coming to counselling can feel daunting and I have a deep respect for anyone who makes that step. Yet, counselling can really make a difference when things get though. Feeling heard, understood and genuinely accepted, helps.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and qualifications cover human relationships and development.
A summary of my relevant qualifications is below.

  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute, London
  • Certificate in “Couples and Other Relationships”, The Grove, London-Dec 2020

Member organisations

BACP

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have particular experience working with depression, anxiety, infertility and pregnancy loss.

I have a particular interest in working with couples where an affair has been exposed (guilt, remorse, sense of self-worth issues.) and what that means for the marriage/relationship.

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£55/60min long sessions

£70/80min long sessions

I ask for a 24 hr cancellation period or my full fee is payable. No fee is payable where I cancel for any reason.

I have a small number of concessionary places, so please do ask if the full fee would mean you can’t work with me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday at various times, latest slot starting at 9pm.  Saturday mornings only. 

Further information

I do recognise that taking those first steps to finding help can feel daunting. I offer a 20 min free telephone consultation to talk with you about counselling and answer any questions you may have.

Reigate, Surrey, RH2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

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