Has the COVID pandemic taken its toll on you and your relationships? Are you feeling anxious or depressed about re-entering our changed world? In the past 20 years I have helped hundreds of individuals and many couples make a positive difference to their lives. My approach is friendly, collaborative, holistic, caring, and curious. I offer a bespoke service, shaped around your needs and the difficulties you bring. I am the only counsellor in Teddington offering 'Walk and Talk ' therapy in Bushy Park. I believe strongly in the therapeutic value of nature.
Working with me brings you the benefit of a rich and varied life and career. As a psychotherapeutic counsellor I have worked in the NHS, with First Great Western Trains, with large corporations, local authorities, employee assistance programmes, voluntary organisations and in private practice. As a qualified family mediator I have worked with couples separating and divorcing, managing conflict and improving communication.
In past lives I have represented Britain's cultural interests in Indonesia and Greece with The British Council, been acting director of Mencap in Wales, worked in deprived communities in the South Wales valleys, advocated for people with learning disabilities, and been creative in community arts and therapeutic writing. I have also experienced depression and loss and know at first hand the benefits of working with a professional therapist and the positive changes it can bring.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc, and post graduate diploma in counselling (primary care). I have over 20 years experience working as a counsellor /psychotherapist in the NHS, the private, public and the voluntary sectors. I am a senior accredited and registered counsellor/ psychotherapist with BACP. I am also a qualified family mediator.
Recent CPD has focused on a range of issues including specialist training in relationships, sex addiction, group supervision and therapeutic writing.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£60 per session for individuals and 'Walk & Talk' in Bushy Park. £80 for couples. £60 for an hour's clinical supervision. Fees for counselling students negotiable. I also offer a 20 minute free introductory telephone call before our initial meeting,
Face to face clinics from September 21 to be held at Orange Tree, Broad st, Teddington. I also work remotely via telephone, Skype and What's App.