I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working with adults, children and young people. Working from my spacious therapy room in my garden, I offer a warm and welcoming environment for you to explore and reflect upon your challenges at a pace you are comfortable with. I want to help you reconnect to yourself and be the life and soul of your own party!
I believe that you are the expert in your own life but that we all need help sometimes to navigate difficult situations, whether it is a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, becoming a parent or simply that niggling feeling that something isn't quite right in your life. I can provide a safe and non judgemental base from which to explore the difficulties you are facing and believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is the key to success in therapy.
"When you cannot see the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." C.S. Lewis.
As an integrative counsellor, I work in a way that is individual to each client, not in a prescriptive way. I can draw on many different theories and utilise different skills and approaches to meet an individual’s needs. I work in an empathic and non-judgemental way that provides you with the time and space to work through your challenges at your own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BTech Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- ABC Level 3 in Counselling Skills
- ABC level 2 in Counselling Skills
I have experience working with clients who present with a range of issues including:
depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, work stress, pregnancy related difficulties, body image issues, medical diagnoses, ADHD and ASD and attachment difficulties.
I have worked at the following organisations:
- Place2Be - counselling children in a school setting
- Age UK Surrey - counselling over 50's in their own homes
- Headstrong Counselling - a low cost counselling service in Hammersmith & Fulham
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Post diagnosis support for parents of children or children who have been diagnosed with ASD, ADHD or similar.
Flexible hours to suit your needs.