Everyone feels overwhelmed or troubled at some point in their lives. It may feel like this is a strange or a new experience, or it may be an all too familiar destructive pattern.
I am an experienced therapist offering brief or long-term face-to-face counselling.
You may prefer short-term therapy (normally up to six sessions) that focuses on a specific aspect of your life or provides support during a crisis or major life event. Longer term therapy helps you address recurrent patterns of distress.
You may know what you want to address or you may have only a vague sense of what feels wrong. You may be feeling lost or desperate or just wish to continue your journey of self-awareness.
Psychotherapy can be a source of support and comfort while you make sense of these issues. With a willingness to understand your current situation and what brings you to therapy, we can try to trace the source of your distress and we can attempt to heal that hurt together. Psychotherapy can help people change and enables you to find your own solutions.
My aim is always to support you to make sense of your life in a way that leads to a renewed sense of hope.
My approach is based on an integrative perspective which means I draw on many different theoretical approaches. My work is tailored to each individual. You dictate the speed and methods of working. As well as talking therapy, I may include other helpful methods such as Cognitive Behavioural therapy techniques, image and artwork or exploration of dreams. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and welcoming environment in which to explore the issues that are troubling you.
Self-esteem issues, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, bullying and relationship issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Transpersonal Psychotherapy - University of Northampton
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy – Regents College
- BSc (Hons) Psychology - Birbeck College University of London
- Over ten years direct clinical experience working in the NHS, charity sector and private practice.
I have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, work-related stress, loss of confidence, career/work life balance, bereavement and loss, low self-esteem and feelings of loneliness and isolation.
I engage in on-going personal and professional development to ensure a high standard of therapeutic support.
I abide by the UKCP and BACP professional codes and am bound by the ethics of these organisations for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
£70 per session.
Payment to be made on the day either by cash or prior to the session by bank transfer.
In our initial meeting we will talk about what brings you to therapy and gives you the opportunity to decide if the way I work appeals to you. Should we decide I am not the right person for you, I would be happy to provide details of other therapists who might suit you better.
Weekdays and evenings.
Sessions last for 50 minutes (although they can be longer on request), once (or twice if required) a week on the same day and time
My counselling practice is run within a local clinic in Broad Street, Teddington with good transport links. Access to my therapy room includes a flight of stairs.
Teddington Station (South west trains) is about a six minute walk
Buses: 33, 281, 285, 481, R68, X26
There is also a public ‘pay and display’ car park two minutes’ walk away in North Lane.
All my work is clinically supervised. Sessions are fully confidential and I comply within the BCAP and UKCP ethical framework.