Feeling down, depressed and/or stressed? This might be due to a specific event/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 different approaches and as I get to understand your situation 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. Sometimes people just need support to get through a really tough time in life.
I work face-to-face with clients at my home-based practice in South Farnham, online via Zoom or a combination of the two. You choose.
It's important that your counsellor has the appropriate expertise to help you and that you feel comfortable with them. In the initial session when I know a little more about your situation I assess whether I have the appropriate expertise to help you. If I don't I give you pointers to help you get appropriate help. The initial session also gives you the chance to decide whether you feel comfortable and want to continue working with me. If not ... that's fine... it's what the first session is for.
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 in 2011 and worked as a voluntary counsellor at Alton Counselling Services until 2014. Since then I have been working in Private Practice.
I am also a Chartered Psychologist and Visiting Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Surrey.
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.
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.
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