For the time being, I am offering online counselling. I find that meeting online offers most of the benefits of face-to-face and that those people who are at first wary of meeting online soon find they forget we are not in the same room, with some preferring the online experience.
What to expect
My training as an integrative counsellor means that I aim to fit my approach to your individual needs. This may involve exploring how patterns of behaviour from your past affect your present life. Understanding how this happens can be an empowering experience. Or you may wish to focus on a specific issue in your life without going into your past.
I aim to create a safe place in which you feel really listened to and all aspects of your life experience are honoured. Counselling provides the opportunity for you to spend dedicated time on yourself, exploring your feelings and perceptions with my support. Visit my website if you would like to see a short video of me explaining my approach to counselling.
I decided to train as a counsellor after I had benefitted from having counselling myself. Since then, I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS and for Kingston Council, before setting up my own private practice based in Coulsdon, Surrey.
I am a fully trained Rewind therapist for the treatment of PTSD and am trained in the use of mindfulness. In addition, I have experience helping people with OCD and addiction issues (alcohol, eating, sex, the internet). There is a link on my website to reviews I have written on some good books and films on these subjects, including on adoption, which I have a particular interest in as an adopted person myself.
I work long and short term. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a first meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
First-class honours degree in integrative-relational counselling (Middlesex University).
Rewind Therapy training for PTSD (International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy)
Issues arising from boarding school (Boarding School Survivors and Dorset Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Addiction (The Meadows, Arizona and KeyStone Centre, Pennsylvania)
Mindfulness (Dialogue Consultancy).
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Issues arising from boarding-school education.
- Addiction, including to substances, shopping, eating, the internet and sex.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 per session, including for the initial session. Each session lasts 50 minutes and I normally work with clients once a week.