I am a qualified counsellor working in Stoneleigh, Epsom. Taking the first step to ask for help can be daunting, but together we can work through what is troubling you. Currently, I am not offering face to face counselling due to the pandemic, but we can meet via Zoom or by telephone and I can reassure you of a non-judgmental approach to the issues you bring.
The pressures of life can be immense and sometimes overwhelming. Covid 19 has added another layer of anxiety and uncertainty to our lives. On top of this we can also be thrown off course by traumatic events, bereavement, relationship problems, family issues, health problems, depression, financial worries. Feelings of emptiness, anger, loneliness, and anxiety may affect your ability to cope.
There are often many expectations placed upon us: the need to be positive, succeed, achieve, meet targets, exceed targets, work hard, play hard, eat healthily, keep fit; be a good person, colleague, employee, employer, parent, son, daughter, partner, lover; be strong, be happy... the list is endless and exhausting.
Life can bring challenges which can be difficult to face alone. The Coronavirus related restrictions can be isolating and difficult to manage. I believe that Talking Therapy offers an opportunity to think about how you approach problems from a different perspective and to voice what is on your mind with a caring, empathic, non-judgmental person at your side.
Together, in a professional relationship, we can reflect on what has brought you to this moment, what your pressures are and how to move forward.
I can give you the space, time, empathy and encouragement to make the changes in your life you need to be more you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training is in humanistic and psychodynamic counselling, and I work integratively.
Diploma in Counselling Practice
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). This means that I adhere to a strict code of ethics, have regular supervision and update my clinical practice by attending a number of continuous professional development training workshops each year.
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
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
Initial full 50 minute session £20
£50 for subsequent sessions (50 minutes)
Concessions for students (please enquire)
Concessions offered for
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