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DIPHE Psychodynamic Counselling, MBACP
Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24

About me

I strive to create a warm and kind environment where I can support you in finding your way and to encourage you to express yourself freely in a safe space.

In our sessions you will have the opportunity to explore what is happening in your life, to understand yourself more clearly, and to find ways of dealing with the issues and difficulties you are facing. The experience of self-exploration often leads to feeling more in control and confident as you begin to discover who you are.

Experiences in our lives can leave us feeling helpless, confused or angry without knowing why. Perhaps you feel lost, frightened or out of control following a change in your life, or maybe you need to explore your childhood memories. At these times you may feel you need some professional help and support.

My background and training have focused primarily on Psychodynamic Counselling, - helping individuals to unravel, experience and understand their deep-rooted feelings to resolve them.

Whatever difficulty you are experiencing, counselling has the potential to offer you a place where you can be understood and heard, safe in the knowledge that your words and feelings will be treated with dignity and respect

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling. (DIPHE Psychodynamic Counselling).
  • Registered Member of the  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (MBACP).

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

  • Individual clients my fee is £50 per session.
  • The sessions lasts 50 minutes and are weekly, in order to be effective.
  • Concessions are available upon request.
  • I offer a free initial assessment. 
  • Time limited or long-term counselling is available.
  • Location for in person sessions from 2 locations, Haywards Heath and Leatherhead Surrey, please contact me for availability.

When I work

I can offer daytime and evening appointments subject to availability.

Further information

I have premises available for in person sessions in Haywards Heath and I am  also based in in Leatherhead Surrey.

Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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