I am a fully qualified and experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy from my practice based in Esher. I work with people who may be experiencing a range of difficulties. Many people who come to therapy find that they are struggling with their day to day lives, feel depressed, distressed, anxious or confused. Often they are unable to overcome personal problems on their own and feel "stuck". They may also repeatedly fall into the same familiar, but self-defeating, types of behaviour and thinking leaving them in a position where they can't see a positive way forward.
As a Counselling Psychologist I feel it is important to work with people as individuals and to create a trusting and safe place in the therapy room where you can find that what is shared is treated with genuine respect and sensitivity. You will not be judged or told what to do. In this confidential and supportive setting we can collaboratively explore and understand your difficulties enabling you, with time, to see new perspectives and choices and leaving you with an improved sense of well-being.
I can work with people either on a short-term basis or for longer depending on your requirements and this can be discussed and agreed together. My training enables me to work with a number of therapeutic approaches to meet the individual needs of my client and their particular situation. These approaches are:
- Humanistic, Person-Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
There is an emphasis on creating a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship so that you will feel secure and confident enough to make the changes in your life that will bring relief and satisfaction.
My counselling practice is in a convenient location in Esher and is close to parking facilities. If you feel that I may be able to help you or you would just like to find out more, you are welcome to contact me without obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Psychology and later, after spending some years in business and raising my family, completed an extensive postgraduate training programme at Roehampton University to become a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. This required the completion of 2 Postgraduate Diplomas and a Masters qualification over a 4 year period. In my clinical experience I have worked with adults and young people across a range of health care settings including the NHS (Primary and Secondary Care services), the voluntary sector and a youth counselling centre.
I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as being registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
As a registered and Chartered Counselling Psychologist I fully subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.