I am a fully qualified UKCP Registered Gestalt psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in this field, and supported by 14 years of working as a Registered general nurse. I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for you to explore what may be troubling you.
I work with people who are struggling with different life situations, addictive behaviours, alcoholism, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, bereavement and many more, to empower and resource themselves so that change is possible. I am here to listen and encourage you to become more attuned to your inner needs, providing you with greater freedom of choice and creativity.
My particular interest is in addictive behaviour and I am passionate about changing the way that we approach addiction today. I believe that compassion and kindness should be at the forefront.
How I work
I work with the present moment, focusing on what you may be experiencing ‘here and now’ and this may include physical sensations that occur in your body. This allows you to check in with yourself and find a deeper appreciation for your internal needs and desires.
By noticing patterns in how you relate to others and realising what you can, and can’t control, you are able to discover more choice, flexibility and ultimately a sense of freedom and peace.
In life we repeat patterns of behaviour, ways of relating to others that become habit. Together we can be curious about these subtle relational moments (that we normally ignore or make assumptions about), exploring and discovering more about what may be occurring for you at that time. I help you to notice and assess how your responses both serve and restrict you, inviting kindness not blame.
With this attention to the relationship unfolding between us, you can discover new possibilities and new potential, allowing for new ways to approach relationships that could be more nurturing, fulfilling and more in line with your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies and Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
I completed three years of my training at Metanoia Institute and the final two years at the Gestalt Centre, London.
Level 1 training program in Internal Family Systems Therapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee for weekly psychotherapy is between £50-70 per session (on a sliding scale).
I am passionate about therapy being available to everyone and I have some low cost spaces reserved for people on lower incomes.
I offer both evening and daytime appointments in my summer house in Nutfield, close to Redhill, Surrey. There is on-site parking, and close transport links by train and bus.