I am a BACP Accredited counsellor working within their ethical framework. I have been in practice for over 7 years and during that time I have worked with a wide range of issues. I am offering face-to-face counselling in a safe setting in Addlestone and a safe setting in Chobham.
My approach as a counsellor is predominantly person-centred and at the heart of this approach is the belief that each and every one of us knows within ourselves our own answers. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and that given the right support you have the ability within yourself to find your own healthy way forward. With this belief central to my way of working, I work in a non-directive way. Together we will be exploring whatever it is that troubles you, with you leading the way.
Exploration of this kind provides you with more clarity and understanding of yourself, your situation and your relationships. It can help you learn to manage anxiety, depression, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The process of counselling is not always easy, it can be really challenging, but as you gain a deeper understanding of yourself you also gain the opportunity of creating a more resourceful and fulfilling life.
I realise that stepping into counselling can be quite daunting - it takes courage. This is an investment in you and your future and finding the 'right' counsellor for you is really important. In the first instance I offer a free telephone consultation in order for us to establish what it is that troubles you, what you would like to gain from counselling and whether or not we feel that we could work together.
Please do email or call.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as an integrative counsellor which means I am familiar with the different approaches used in counselling. This training allows me to integrate those different approaches depending on the individual client's needs. However, the Humanistic/Person-Centred approach provides a constant backdrop to my work.
- BACP Accreditation
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling Theory
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am committed to continual professional development and have attended more specialist training in the following areas:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-esteem/Low self-confidence
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
Monday to Friday 8 am until 5 pm