What can you expect from my practice?
Foremost to be listened to without prejudice or judgement in a secure, confidential and comfortable environment.
I give my full commitment and respect your values and experience giving you the opportunity to explore your personal problems and supporting you in making your own decisions therefore working towards your personal growth.
Each session is 50 minutes.
Usually you have 1 session per week or more if that suits your needs.
This can be short term or long term.
Fees are determined on an individual basis.
I am registered practitioner with Private medical insurances as follows: BUPA, Aviva, Cigna and Nuffield Health they may cover your counselling sessions.
The first session is a no obligation assessment appointment, it is very important that you feel able to talk to me as the relationship is fundamental to the therapeutic process.
Training, qualifications & experience
1998/99 AEB CSCT Certificate in Counselling Skills
1999/00 AEB CSCT Certificate in Counselling Theory
2000/02 NCFE Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
2001 Specialist Alcohol Service Course
2003 Addressing Substance Related Offending Group Tutor Accredited HMSO Programme
2003 Drink Impaired Drivers Group Tutor Accredited HMSO Programme
2004 completion of accreditation ASRO Accredited HMSO Programme
2005/06 Couples Counselling Certificate
2008 Children's & Young Peoples Bereavement Counsellor
2008 Accreditation BACP
2011 AQA CBT
2012 Coaching Young People For Success Coach/Trainer
2015 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervisor
2017/18 ADHD Specialist programme
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Supervisor and have had my private practice based in Chessington Surrey for over 18 years. I see individuals, Couples and I am a Child Bereavement Counsellor. I am also an Accredited Alcohol Counsellor and Drug Counsellor.
I volunteer for an agency which is for bereaved children. Within all my work I am experienced in individual, couple and group work with clients experiencing a wide range and degree of emotional and psychological difficulties. These issues include Drug, Alcohol, self-harm and a wide range of other mental health difficulties. I have a lot of experience in helping students with academic issues as well as dyslexia and I am dyslexic. I also help young vulnerable adults with special needs.
My referrals come from GPs, Psychiatrists, word of mouth, and the BACP(British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Website. I work for several EAP's. I am a member of the BACP and UKRCP registered.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Fees are determined on a individual basis and is negotiated at the assessment appointment.
I have appointments available for early mornings through to late evenings from Monday to Thursday. An assessment appointment can be arranged at short notice for your convenience.