Whether you’re just taking a look, or hoping to book, it’s great to have you here. Counselling can be such a transformative experience, so it’s important that you really consider which counsellor might be the best fit for you.
I believe that each and every person deserves the best opportunity to live to their fullest potential, to feel autonomous, empowered and able to focus on the things which are most important to them.
My approach to counselling is integrative, meaning that I use different modalities to provide counselling which is specific to each individual. My primary training is in the integration of the person-centred approach, CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and attachment theory, but I have also completed training in other areas, such as Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Rewind Trauma Therapy, Loss and Bereavement and Domestic Abuse.
However, to work through any person challenge through therapy, your counsellor must continually provide you with a safe and confidential space in which you can feel heard, understood and accepted. This, for me, is the most crucial aspect of counselling, and one of my most significant priorities in our work together.
I have worked with a range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement and trauma, but there is no limit to the reasons that people may wish to engage in therapy. I have a particular interest in supporting survivors of all forms of domestic abuse, and in promoting better mental health in men.
Mode of therapy
Online and face-to-face (based in Surbiton)
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accred.) (incorporating PG Certificate and PG Diploma)
FHEQ Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) English Literature and Linguistics
Further CPD training in a number of areas, including trauma and abuse, supporting male victims, domestic abuse, self-harm, CFT, loss and bereavement, disordered eating, identity, coaching and online working.
My experience has included work in Universities, charity settings and schools.
I am a registered member of the BACP, and follow their ethical framework for good practice. I also receive regular clinical supervision.
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
A 50 minute initial face-to-face session costs £40
A 50 minute face-to-face session costs £45
If you would prefer a remote session, this can be done online or on the telephone.
A 50 minute initial online/telephone session costs £35
A 50 minute online/telephone session costs £40
Or tel: 07714561152
Additionally, you can find more information on my website at: beheardcounselling.co.uk
*Please note that due to another role that I hold, I'm afraid that I am unable to take on clients who are current students at St Mary's University, Twickenham