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About me

I work with adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, loss, trauma and relationship problems.

We all need support from time to time, to deal with difficult feelings, personal crisis, loss, traumatic life experiences and self esteem issues. Sometimes we feel lost and confused and find it hard to admit that we aren't coping as well as we want to.

Talking to someone who isn't part of your life allows you the freedom to explore those issues or difficult feelings you're experiencing. The aim of this is to enable you to feel heard and support you to create the life you want for yourself. Maybe you are experiencing a crisis and need immediate support.

Recognising that you may need help through counselling can be both courageous and daunting. Talking through these issues can bring insight, which in turn, can bring change.

I can offer a safe and confidential space in which to explore what's been troubling you without fear of judgment or criticism.

It can be helpful sometimes to explore parts of the past and how these influence the present. You cannot change what has happened before but you are the expert in your life, no one else.

My approach is Integrative, combining mostly Person Centred and Psychodynamic modalities and some others as well, for a more tailored approach, as there is no "one size fits all" because each client has individual needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal skills

NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping skills

NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling skills and Theory

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

OU/BACP Primer on working online in a pandemic

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Rape and Sexual Abuse, including Childhood sexual abuse. I practice as a counsellor for RASASC (Rape and sexual abuse support centre) based in Guildford (but online since the pandemic)  I work with the trauma associated with these issues and the effects and symptoms they have on victims. I use psychoeducation and grounding techniques to help with flashbacks and nightmares in order for the client to be able to deal with these symptoms as they arise and eventually ease.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

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Further information

I offer short and long term counselling/therapy via Zoom and in person.  Zoom offers more flexibility and works effectively in these uncertain times but recently, more clients are wanting to return to face to face. With this in mind, I now also practice from The Vyne Centre in Knaphill.  The length of therapy will depend on the clients needs and will be discussed on assessment but will also be flexible.

Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21

Woking, Surrey, GU22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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