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(MBACP Dip Integrative Therapeutic Counselling)

About me

Our needs evolve through various stages and events in our lives. It can be surprising, or not at all, just how these events can leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed and even stop us in our tracks. If ignored, or left untreated, these can manifest into anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

That’s when the time to seek counselling can be of real value. Entering into a supporting, non-judgemental, professional relationship to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviours can be extremely beneficial to gain a clearer understanding of your experience.

Due to my history of working with a charity supporting people with addiction, domestic & sexual abuse, co-dependency, depression & anxiety, bereavement and loss, I am able to offer counselling support to  clients facing any of these issues. Furthermore, my three years working as a counsellor with Age UK means I have the experience to support clients affected by major life changing issues.

As well as counselling for addiction, co-dependency and other compulsive obsessive behaviours I offer support to friends and family. Additionally, I am a sessional therapist  at Life Works Priory a high profile clinic for mental health, addiction, eating disorders and co-dependency.

The range of my counselling and therapeutic techniques, along with my integrative training, enables me to construct a treatment plan tailored to your unique and specific needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Surrey Counselling Training Centre
  • Certificate in CBT - The Royal Psychological Society
  • Certificate in Online Therapeutic Counselling


  • Psychodynamic
  • Person Centred
  • Existential
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy

Post graduate training:

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Certificate in Online Therapeutic Counselling
  • Responding to Clients with Complex Needs
  • Delivery of Group Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - meeting the needs of clients with thoughts of self harm and suicide - Christine Padesky
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Depression and Anxiety -Christine Padesky
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy - Marsha Linehan
  • Working towards qualification in EMDR therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

I also offer Counselling support for:

  • Alcohol & Drug Dependency
  • Co-dependency

Counselling can also be hugely beneficial to family members and friends of those with the above addictions/dependencies.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £60 per session
  • Reduced rates for student counsellors

When I work

Appointments are flexible to suit needs within the following times.

Mon 9am - 7pm

Thur 9am - 7pm

Fri 9am - 7pm

Sat 9am - 7pm

Further information

I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Brighter Spaces, 54 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UA

Liss, Hampshire, GU33

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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