My aim as a counsellor is to create a warm, empathic space within which issues and difficulties can be explored in confidence. I believe one of the key values of counselling lies in giving time and understanding to those aspects of our lives when we may feel pushed beyond our limits. Forming a relationship that reflects the individual nature of a client’s personality and allowing them to work at their own pace to help them find meaning, is the main priority in my work.
Although my training includes a range of psychodynamic and humanistic approaches, I work according to the needs, lifestyle and culture of the individual, rather than imposing a specific technique. What guides my work more than anything is my belief in the importance of the relationship between client and counsellor, which needs to be based on trust, mutual respect and the desire to work in partnership. I have experience of working with clients from a range of different cultures and welcome cultural difference.
My private practice is located in the centre of Epsom, where I work with adults and young people. I also work with children and teenagers, offering counselling in primary schools and secondary higher education facilities. I also dedicate my time working for a large charitable counselling organisation in London.
People seek counselling for many different reasons. You may have experienced a traumatic event in your life, such as a bereavement that has left you feeling lonely and anxious. You may feel depressed and not know why, or maybe you are just having difficulty coping with a past event and you just need someone to talk to.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and I also hold a BA Honours Degree in Integrative Counselling, incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred, Humanistic and Psychodynamic counselling.
I run a private practice in Epsom where I work with adults, young adults, teenagers and children.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Fees for counselling services
Assessment session: £30
Individual session: £45
Couple Counselling: £55
Concession: I offer an upfront payment of £480 which will give you 12 sessions for the cost of £40 per session.
I have also put aside a number of sessions for people with limited means; please contact me to discuss your situation as I may still be able to help you.
How to find me:
My private rooms are conveniently located in the middle of Epsom town centre. I am based in Global House which is located behind the Ashley Centre. My rooms offer full disabled access.
I am ideally situated for clients from, Epsom, Banstead, Chipstead, Coulsdon, Kingswood, Worcester Park, Stoneleigh, Ewell, Ashstead, Leatherhead, Cobham, Sutton, and Cheam.
By car: There is convenient 24hr parking in the Ashley Centre.
By bus: There are buses from Kingston, Leatherhead, Banstead, Ashtead, Leatherhead and Sutton that stop directly outside the Ashley Centre.
By train: The train station is located 300m (5 minutes walk) from my private rooms.