I've been a counsellor in Redhill for twelve years, addressing a broad range of issues. I've particularly had a lot of experience working with clients suffering depression or anxiety or with relationship difficulties. Also working with clients on the Autistic Spectrum.
I hope you will find counselling to be a very positive experience. My approach is warm, sensitive and very understanding. I'd like you to always feel free to ask questions and let me know any worries or doubts you may have about counselling. You will experience a safe, confidential space to explore any thoughts that have been going round your head, difficult feelings and any dilemmas you are struggling with. With regard to booking sessions, I offer a flexible approach, as I understand we all live busy and complicated lives.
My specialist field is working with clients with Autistic Spectrum issues and Aspergers Syndrome. This includes parents of children with Autistic Spectrum issues, siblings and partners. I have many years of experience, understanding and knowledge of Autism and disability. I developed my knowledge through my work as a Portage teacher and developing a charity. I also set up and ran a programme of Applied Behavioural Analysis for my own son with Autism.
My previous career has included setting up and managing a charity offering emotional support to parents of children with disabilities. I've also been a careers advisor and a teacher within both mainstream and special needs settings. I was a school governor at a secondary school for students with severe learning disabilities.
More recently, I have been a counsellor for students at the Orpheus Centre (an inspiring Performing Arts College for students with disabilities), and at Epsom Hospital's Macmillan Centre.
Currently I am able to offer counselling via Zoom or over the phone.
Do drop me an email, a text or phone if you'd like to find out more or book an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (awarded by NESCOT, accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Advanced Counselling Certificate, East Surrey College
B.A. Hons. degree in Classics from Bristol University
A Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Bristol Polytechnic
Qualifications in Portage teaching, Careers advice and Applied Behavioural Analysis.
For more information about my previous experience, please see my website.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Diagnosis of disability
Experience of loss
Life changes and transition
Issues relating to social media
I offer day-time availability from Monday to Friday.