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Dip. Counselling, MBACP

About me

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.  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. 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.

Member organisations

BACP

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial full 50 minute session £20

£50 for subsequent sessions (50 minutes)

Concessions for students (please enquire)

When I work

9.30 am - 8.00 pm weekdays

Further information

Please email me or leave a message on my phone and I will return your call as soon as I can.

Epsom, Surrey, KT17

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Ground floor access

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom