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BA (hons) psych, Dip.psych.couns, MBACP

About me

Having a difficult time? Getting better starts with a single conversation. I offer a non-judgemental space in which my clients can work through painful or difficult experiences with warmth and kindness. I aim to provide a secure base in which it is possible to slowly build trust in an on-going therapeutic relationship, empowering the individual to develop the internal resources to cope with the many challenges that life can bring. I will listen carefully to whatever my client needs to talk about without fear of judgement, and explore together any difficulties.

My approach to counselling

I use a psychodynamic approach to counselling, believing that childhood and past experiences can have an influence on present patterns in relationships and decision making. I feel that by enabling my clients to develop self-awareness and reflecting on the past can offer a deeper understanding of themselves and provide the clarity to lead a fuller life.

Getting started

It can seem daunting when you set out to find a counsellor and you're not sure how to take the first step. Simply email me, or phone me and I can answer any questions you may have. Then, we can set up an initial session and talk about what you are looking for in terms of counselling and decide on a day/time that suits your schedule to meet for weekly sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

With a background of having worked for many years in a one-to-one client environment, I feel that building a good rapport is essential to the counselling process. The ability to relate to my client's thoughts and feelings creates a mutual understanding based on empathy and trust.

I gained experience counselling within the voluntary sector, offering long and short term therapy working with a wide range of client's providing emotional support to people from many walks of life.

Training

I am a fully qualified psychodynamic therapist with a Batchelor of Arts degree with honours, and an HE Dip in psychodynamic counselling which is accredited by the BACP

Therapy is offered on an open-ended basis, meaning you can work at your own pace without the limitations of a set amount of sessions.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

£50-£55

When I work

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

7a Beddington Lane, Beddington Lane, Beddington, Surrey, CR0 4TG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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