I am a Counsellor and Supervisor with nearly 20 years experience. My aim is to help my client's understand the root cause of their difficulties. It is my belief that most of our emotional difficulties are rooted in our past and in order to live more successfully in the present and the future we first need to gain a clearer understanding of what has caused our current difficulties. Psychodynamic counselling can help to uncover patterns of behaviour and give us a greater sense of freedom to live our lives as we want, by changing the way we relate to others and changing the way we think and feel about ourselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified twenty years ago, with a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from the Central School of Counselling and Therapy in London. Since then I have undertaken training in a number of areas including Understanding Trauma (Principles and Practice) at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust as well as numerous workshops. Before establishing my private practice, I worked as a Bereavement Counsellor for five years, a young people’s counsellor for eight years and spent seven years in the corporate sector, working for an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), the last three years in management, offering short term counselling and specialist trauma / critical incident support. My particular areas of interest are working with bereavement, trauma and young people. I currently work in Private Practice as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and I also work for a number of EAP's as a specialist Trauma Responder, attending incidents across across the UK offering Psychological First Aid. Currently, I also manage a small counselling service for a Post Graduate Arts University in London.
I also have an MA (Distinction) in 'Psychodynamic Approaches to Working with Adolescents' from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and most recently in 2016, qualified as a Supervisor with a Diploma (Distinction) from the SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology). I offer Supervision in my private practice. I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such I adhere to its professional code of ethics. As a member of the BACP I have regular supervision and ongoing training to support my continual professional development.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55 per session. With some concessions available.
Sessions are weekly.
All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence. We can have a brief conversation on the phone beforehand to address any concerns you may have. The initial session will help us to identify your issues and establish whether or not we would like to work together. If so, we can than arrange regular weekly sessions.
I am about a 10-12 min walk from Ewell West Station. Parking is usally easy, immediately outside after 3pm or before 3pm in a nearby road 2-3 mins away. There is also a free car park about 5 mins away.