The last couple of years have been extraordinary on so many levels it's difficult to know where to start. Personal and relationship difficulties have been brought into sharp focus, amplified by the challenge of repeated restrictions and uncertainty about the future.
Our response is unique to us as an individual. We may feel anxious, angry or depressed. On a day-to-day basis we may push the feelings aside or become overwhelmed by their intensity. Often, we’ll adopt coping mechanisms, the most accessible being alcohol or avoidance.
Counselling is the alternative. My approach is to start with what is happening for you in the present and how this is impacting your life and relationships. We’ll look at healthier ways to manage, before considering the experiences which lie beneath.
I am working face-to-face and online from my home in Ewell, plus I have an office in Blackfriars. I work with individuals and couples/polyamorous relationships facing a range of problems, including psychosexual and relationship issues - conflict, infidelity, low desire, vaginismus, ED, porn and sex addiction.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Psychology (Lancaster University)
- PGCE Primary (Brunel University)
- L3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Gestalt Centre)
- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Guildford College)
- London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling (in progress)
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
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
From £50.00 to £95.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
- Free 30min phone/Zoom/F2F introductory session
- £50 (Ewell) £65 (City) per 50min session (individual)
- £80 (Ewell) £95 (City) per 60 min session (couple/poly)
- Walk and Talk therapy available.
- Working F2F and online.
- Relationship MOT. Enquire for more information.
When I work
I work out of three locations:
Monday - Ewell
Tuesday - City (Blackfriars)
Wednesday - Clapham, The Awareness Centre
Thursday - Ewell
Friday - CPD - some ad hoc appointments available.
The stress and strain of daily life can take a toll on our romantic partnerships which can result in conflict and a loss of connection.
The aim of this 4 session intensive programme is to bring you together to share your current experience and work towards understanding the dynamics behind it and ways to move forward.