I work from home, near Redhill & Reigate in Surrey and offer short or long-term counselling to individuals online via zoom.
I have a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling from the Gestalt Centre in London and have recently undertaken ACTO accredited training in working online and via the telephone. I also have have qualifications in health & social care, advocacy training and development, NLP, leadership & management, meditation and have over 20 years experience of supporting individuals with mental health issues both in the third sector and collaboratively as part of primary and secondary care NHS projects. I am a volunteer bereavement counsellor and offer meditation session as part of my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Gestalt Counselling, The Gestalt Centre London
- Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
- ILM L3 Certificate in Leadership & Management
- City & Guilds Diploma in Health & Social Care L3 QCF
- City & Guilds 7307 Adult Education Teachers Training
- CIPD Certificate in Training Practice
- Guided Meditation Teachers Diploma GHSC Accredited
- GHSC Special Interest Training in Chronic Fatigue
- Licensed NLP Practitioner Training (Richard Bandler)
- Diploma in Professional Hypnotherapy
- Teach Mindfulness Teacher Training
- City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Independent Advocacy(BILD)
- Self Compassion 7-Day Intensive Training San Diego Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
- Ask Me Domestic Abuse Ambassador
- Reiki & Karuna Reiki Master International Center for Reiki Training
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
From £30.00 to £45.00
Concessions offered for
Initial session fee:- £30
Thereafter £45 per 50 minute session
paid at the beginning of each session via internet banking.
Special rates available for students & those on low incomes/welfare benefits (proof required )
Counselling is a place to explore your feelings in total confidence with a trained and experienced professional, who will listen to you in a non-judgemental way. In doing so you will become more self-aware and develop new insights into your life and your relationships with others.
Gestalt therapy is holistic embracing mind, body and spirit. It encourages the individual to feel more complete and have increased self-awareness.
Gestalt Therapy helps you discover new ways of being. We work in the 'here and now', for example looking at how you currently relate to people and situations in your life. The therapist offers support and constructive feedback that aims to assist you in exploring difficult feelings and thoughts, recognising and accepting aspects of yourself, gaining new insights and perspectives. This in turn leads to increased self-responsibility and awareness allowing you to lead your life with greater confidence and purpose.
Confidentiality - Everything that happens in sessions is confidential. I am required by my professional body to have regular supervision and I will sometimes discuss issues with my supervisor where your details are anonymous. The only time I will break confidence will be for ethical reasons, for example where it becomes apparent that you or other people are at risk of harm. I will make you aware if this becomes a possibility.