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)
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 £60.00 to £70.00
£60 per session
Couples - £70 per session
When I work
I have evening appointments available up to 7pm Monday to Thursday. Parking is available and disabled access at my Horsell Practice address.