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BSc, MA, MSc, PGDip, MBACP, CPsychol

About me

Feeling down, depressed  or stressed? This might be due to a specific event or situation or it might be something you have struggled with for a while. Have you been diagnosed with depression by your GP and want to work on addressing the underlying causes?

I am a BACP and UK-IPT registered and accredited counsellor. I provide a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which you can talk about anything. I am trained in a variety of counselling and coaching approaches and as I get to understand your situation and preferences I tailor the approach to you. Sometimes a more focused, structured approach, such as CBT or IPT might be appropriate whereas other times something more exploratory may be called for.  

In the first session I would ask you for some basic details. We would then discuss what has brought you to counselling and what you might already have tried to help yourself. Towards the end of the session we would discuss the way forward. Throughout the first (and subsequent sessions) you are free to ask about any queries or worries you have about counselling - I know it can be daunting to start counselling.

I currently work via telephone and Zoom. You would therefore need to ensure that you have somewhere private where you can telephone or use Zoom from.

If you would like to get in touch, click on the button above to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications: Masters Degree (distinction) in Psychology; Postgraduate Diploma (distinction) in Psychodynamic Counselling; Practitioner B Level qualification in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT); Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I qualified as a counsellor in 2011 and worked as a voluntary counsellor at Alton Counselling Services until 2014. Since then I have been working in Private Practice.

I was a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Surrey from 2008 to 2018 (currently a Visiting Lecturer). I'm a Chartered Psychologist for my research and teaching work. 

Before training in counselling and psychology I worked in health research for around 20 years, mainly in the areas of sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adapting to retirement

Fees

£60.00 per session

When I work

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I am currently working via telephone and Zoom

Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

For sessions via Zoom you would need access to a computer, tablet or phone that is compatible with Zoom with a reasonable internet connection. For Zoom and telephone sessions you would need to be in a room where you can ensure privacy.

Online platforms

Zoom