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MBACP

About me

Counselling can really make a difference when things get hard – feeling understood, safe, and genuinely accepted helps. Looking for the right support can be daunting, especially when you are already feeling low and confused. By exploring this site, you have taken the first important step. 

Even if you have a supportive circle, it may be easier to talk about personal, family or relationship issues with an independent and professional therapist. I offer a confidential space where you can explore your feelings and thoughts in your own time, privately.

You may already have a sense of what you want from counselling, or you may just feel something's not right in your life. I will be beside you, helping you identify, understand, and address your worries. You may feel distressed, or you may simply want to be curious about who you are and who you hope to be.

Sometimes we lose touch with ourselves and grow numb, perhaps because we didn’t have the right environment growing up, or because things have happened in our lives and we have become stuck. Difficult things happen in our lives but when we feel isolated and alone these can become traumatic. In counselling, we can work together to co-create a place to support you to figure things out.

Whatever it is, together we can work to ease your pain and heal what hurts. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Counselling, from University of Greenwich. My core qualifications are accredited by British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

When I am not in private practice I work in a women's support centre where I work as a counsellor and also manage the counselling department. 

I am a certified Gestalt Group Facilitator and VictimFocus Trauma Informed Trainer.

Trauma and Somatic memory
Working with relational trauma and shame
Advanced and Foundation training in Leading Edge Child Sexual Exploitation

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Our first session will be a chance to get to know each other and decide whether we are the right fit, it is important that you feel safe and comfortable with your counsellor. We will talk about what is going on for you and what you are hoping to get from therapy, and then together we will decide how we will work together.

We can figure out what suits you best in terms of time and commitment.

After an initial session, during which we can discuss your individual needs and goals, I can offer short term work of 6-8 weeks together, and longer 'open ended' counselling. Sessions last for 60 minutes and are usually weekly, but you can choose to come weekly, fortnightly or monthly if you prefer.

You can decide how long you want to attend and how deep you wish to go. I will do my best to be honest and authentic, and to work with you with compassion.

When I work

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Reigate, Surrey, RH2

Woking, Surrey, GU21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access can be arranged to ensure comfortable room to accommodate. My office is on the ground floor.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom