For so many of us, life can be challenging. You might feel anxious, depressed, frustrated, stuck, alone, angry, stressed, sad, or many of these at once. Perhaps you have had a recent change in your life that has brought on these feelings; maybe you feel you’d like to know more about yourself, or things might have been getting increasingly difficult for you over time. Whatever is going on for you, my role is to support you in working through your difficulties, helping you to strengthen and grow your coping mechanisms. To get started, you can contact me by email, phone or via my website to arrange an informal, free 20-minute consultation where we can talk about what you'd like to get out of counselling. If you're happy to continue at that point, we'll set up our first 50-minute session together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am experienced in providing both short and long-term therapy to adults and young people aged 16 and over. My previous work as a counsellor includes Woking College and a charitable counselling agency in Hampshire.
Prior to training as a therapist, I worked in the NHS for over 10 years, and I also have experience working in the charity sector as a support worker for people struggling with addiction, homelessness, mental health issues and learning difficulties. I also volunteered for the Samaritans for a number of years.
My therapeutic approach uses an Integrative therapy model as the basis of our work together. This means exploring the relationships between our self and others, and using our relationship in a collaborative way, to help explore your difficulties.
I also have training in a number of other counselling approaches, which means I can tailor my approach to suit the needs of individual clients. More specific details about this are available on my website.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Online & phone sessions - £50
In-person sessions (Farnham) - £60
I offer a free 20-minute consultation. Please get in touch to discuss my availability.
I'm currently offering online sessions via Zoom, as well as telephone sessions. I can now also offer a limited number of in-person sessions, which will be in Farnham. Feel free to get in touch to discuss my availability.