I am a qualified counsellor based in Shere near Guildford and by working from home, I can provide a quiet, safe space, to respectfully listen and help you 'to just talk'. By offering empathy and acceptance without judgement, together we can explore and understand life's difficulties that may be just too overwhelming to deal with alone.
As a Humanistic Counsellor, I have a non directive approach with a belief that the relationship I develop with my client, is the core to therapeutic healing, working with offerings of CBT, Gestalt and Existential therapy, I can help you experience greater self awareness and deeper understanding of your feelings, enlightening the opportunity for personal growth.
Alongside my private practice I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for Age UK and Parent-Time as well as working in schools, providing Art Therapy for young children as a non intrusive form of therapy and support for those needing a space to feel safe and explore their feelings freely.
I originally trained and practiced as a Landscape Architect before becoming a mother of three. Motherhood enabled a change in direction for me to work in a supporting role, both in education, and for a Surrey based Family Mediation Service. Through a deeper personal awareness and greater understanding of the difficulties and challenges of family life, I became a counsellor and feel I am able to offer empathy and understanding to those in need of that extra support we all need from time to time.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc Degree in Humanistic Counselling
NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory, Levels 1-3
NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture DipLA
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
Initial Session is free for 45 minutes.
The initial session is free to in order to meet and get a feeling for whether I am the right counsellor to work with you. I am also able to answer any queries by phone or email without further obligation.
FEE £45 for a one hour session
I OFFER A CONCESSIONAL RATE of £40 FOR A ONE HOUR SESSION TO 18-24 YEAR OLDS And STUDENT TRAINEE COUNSELLORS.
I am available to work weekdays and evenings.
Week days, Saturdays and evenings
I am fully insured, DBS checked and a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. (MBACP) I work within the guidelines of The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My work is regularly supervised by a qualified supervisor.