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.
I'm offering remote Counselling via Zoom for the time being, as I have found it very effective and convenient for both myself and clients alike.
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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Rape and Sexual Abuse, including Childhood sexual abuse. I am a volunteer counsellor for RASASC in Guildford. 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.
I offer short and long term counselling/therapy via Zoom presently which offers more flexibility and works effectively in these uncertain times. The length of therapy will depend on the clients needs and will be discussed on assessment but will also be flexible.