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Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred

About me

You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or ‘stuck’ in some way in your life. Or you may have had difficult experiences in the past, such as loss, trauma or abuse. I will work with you to explore the areas of your life which are causing difficulty or sadness, and to find a way forward. I can help you better understand unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and unconscious patterns which may be causing distress, and support you to adjust them to bring about lasting change. I am a relational counsellor, and work to build a strong, trusting relationship where you feel heard and are treated without judgement or prejudice.

I work with people aged 18+, and I bring a wealth of experience from the Priory Woking, college and hospice settings, and private practice. My integrative training encompassed developmental, psychodynamic, humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy approaches. This means that I can fit my counselling approach to your individual needs, and adjust as needed throughout our work together. I work with people aged 18 and over.

There are two main factors that predict success: you, and your relationship with your counsellor. It's really important that you find the right fit, so I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation for us to explore how we might work together and whether you feel we'd be a good fit. Please feel free to get in touch by phone or email to set this up.

I currently accept AXA, Aetna, Healix and Vitality health insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton

Registered Accredited Member, BACP

Advanced DBS for adults and children

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Integrative Counselling, University of Roehampton

Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills (Birkbeck University)

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I bring a wealth of experience from the Priory Woking, college settings, the voluntary sector and private practice.

Previously I worked at senior level in business in the UK and overseas, and have a strong understanding of how stress and work related pressures may affect our mental health. I have significant experience of living overseas and working across, and within, different cultures.

Member organisations


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Suicide bereavement.

Supporting people with a terminal diagnosis.

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From £65.00 to £85.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Fees are as follows:

  • I offer a free 15 minute assessment over the phone or by video to discuss your needs and if we can work together.
  • £65-85.
  • I offer weekday daytime and evening appointments.

I accept Aetna, Healix, WPA, AXA and Vitality health insurance.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I'm working face to face, online, on the phone and I am offering walk and talk therapy. Talking helps - I would love to hear from you.

Further information

Convenient location

My practice is in a peaceful location based in Godalming, close to both train and bus routes. Farncombe train station is a 5-minute walk away, Godalming station is a 15-minute walk away, and local parking is available. I am also on local bus routes. Please feel free to email me or give me a call if you have any questions you’d like to ask before arranging a consultation. The practice is convenient for Milford, Witley, Guildford, Puttenham, Shackleford, Eashing, Busbridge, Bramley, Chilworth, Wonersh, Shalford and Peasmarsh.

Godalming, Surrey, GU7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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