I qualified in 1999 as a person centred counsellor and, in 2001, as a hypnotherapist. I use a brief, solution focused approach to therapy, sometimes incorporating hypnotherapy, mindfulness, or a coaching approach to tailor an individual approach for each client, depending on their needs.
Clients bring a wide range of issues: stress, depression, lack of confidence, panic attacks or PTSD, as well as personal and relationship problems which may be impeding their ability to perform well or to interact socially or emotionally with others in their lives. I work with both individuals and couples and my clients range in age from 5 years upwards. Currently I am enjoying working with a number of teenagers going into their GCSE exams to reduce anxiety, increase confidence and, most recently to help with symptoms of OCD and panic attacks.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip.Couns. Roehampton (1999)
I am a Registered Member of BACP and an Accredited Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy.
I have 20 years' experience of working with clients from very diverse backgrounds and in treating a wide range of problems.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I have evening appointments available up to 7pm Monday to Thursday. Parking is available and disabled access at my Horsell Practice address.