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About me

I currently offer online counselling and psychotherapy sessions using Zoom.

I have been qualified as a Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist for over 20 years and Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2004.  My private practice is in Weybridge and I offer both long and short-term, online one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy to adults.

My therapeutic style is warm and interactive - I don't just sit and 'listen'. I provide a confidential, safe space for people to explore their difficulties and I respond with a broad range of interventions and techniques to help people address these. Clients are often able to identify patterns of thinking and behaviours that no longer serve them and make changes that lead to a more satisfying life.

When people contact me, after a brief, free telephone consultation, I usually suggest we schedule one to three sessions to discuss their difficulties further. This provides an opportunity for people to experience how I work and allows me to assess if I can effectively support them longer term. If we decide to proceed together, we then agree a contract to include number of sessions, goals etc which is reviewed periodically.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified in 2001 with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and later as a Clinical Supervisor in 2010. Since qualifying I have continued to undertake significant specialist training in areas such as Psychological Trauma including the Rewind Technique and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Relationship Difficulties and most recently a Certificate in Ecopsychology and an Apprenticeship in Community Grief Tending.  I incorporate the knowledge I gain in my ongoing professional development into my counselling practice and work with expertise in many areas.

In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a Counsellor at Kingston University for the past 13 years.  I previously worked as a Psychotherapist at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton, Senior Counsellor at The Drug & Alcohol Foundation in Central London and a Substance Misuse Counsellor at HMP Send.

I have been an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2004.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience counselling people who are members of Twelve Step Recovery Programmes.

I have a special interest in working with Ecogrief and Ecoanxiety (Climate Change Grief/Anxiety) having recently completed an Ecopsychology training and Grief Tending Apprenticeship. I am currently developing a Community Grief Tending offering and will post details of this in due course.

Therapies offered

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Fees

£95.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

£95.00 per session (50 mins)

If you have health insurance, the fee may be covered by your provider. I am registered with Aviva and Simply Health. Please check the details of your policy to see if you are covered and if there is any excess you may need to pay.

I have a number of concessionary spaces at a reduced fee that I can offer to those on lower incomes - please enquire about availability.

When I work

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Daytime and Evening appointments available.

Further information

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Weybridge, Surrey, KT13

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom