Life can be a huge challenge sometimes leaving you feeling overwhelmed, confused, isolated and struggling to cope. It may seem like no-one will understand and the last thing you feel like doing is talking to a stranger, but finding the courage to take that first step in seeking professional, confidential and genuine support can make a real difference to what is happening for you right now, and your quality of life in the future.
I currently have my own Private Practice in Farnborough and was an Affiliate with The Eaves Counselling and Psychology in Farnham and Guildford. Prior to this I worked at the Farnham and Guildford Colleges as a student and staff counsellor.
In addition to private practice I volunteered for the Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre (RASASC) in Guildford working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and victims of sexual assault.
As an Integrative Relational Counsellor/Psychotherapist I am qualified in Humanistic and Developmental-Psychodynamic perspectives. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and incorporate Mindfulness into my Practice.
I have received specialised training in the ‘Rewind Technique’ facilitating fast trauma, anxiety, panic and phobia recovery.
Through counselling and psychotherapy you can achieve greater self-awareness and find self-acceptance, harnessing you with the ability to choose how you respond to life’s challenges in a way that is right for you. You can master your unique perceptual lens, and gain insight into how others experience you, giving you the power to build strong and meaningful relationships.
You can gain a better understanding of your emotions, why they make you feel the way they do and learn ways of managing them so they no longer control you. You can learn techniques to contain the unbearable and often humiliating symptoms of stress, anxiety, panic attacks and anger. Our emotions are important and fighting them is a waste of energy that we can put to better use by working out what they are trying to tell us, and channelling them to get us the results we need to thrive, and not just survive.
What to Expect
I provide a safe, empathic and warm space in which a therapeutic relationship of trust, respect and equality can be built. Only you know what it is like to be you, so it is important for you to be listened to, and feel valued and secure enough with me to explore your thoughts and feelings, and to be able to make sense of your experiences or patterns of behaviour without fear of criticism or judgement.
Training, qualifications & experience
First-Class BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling - Middlesex University
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory – Guildford College
NCFE Certificate in Helping Skills – Guildford College
Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders – National Centre for Eating Disorders Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders – National Centre for Eating Disorders
Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals (Distance Therapy) – Psychotherapy Excellence UK
The Fast Trauma and Phobic Cure Rewind Technique – Human Givens Institute
Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment – Psychotherapy Excellence UK
Mindfulness Based Reduction Course – Kingston College
NCFE Certificate in Equality and Diversity
Certificate in GDPR Awareness (General Data Protection Regulation)
Privacy4Therapists - Amber Certificate
High Sheriff Award in Recognition of Great and Valuable Services to the Community
CPD (Continuous Professional Development)
Stabilisation Work with Complex Trauma Counselling
Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Working with Domestic Abuse
Working with Shame
Working Therapeutically with Dissociation
Engaging Children and Young People
Communicating with Families
Prior to becoming a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked in frontline services such as the criminal justice system, children’s centres and the Citizens Advice Bureau in addition to volunteering as a mentor for SSAFA and The Prince’s Trust.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Relaxation Techniques
- Sleep Difficulties
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
It is so important that you find a counsellor and psychotherapist that you feel comfortable with, so I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation, and thereafter the sessions are 50 minutes and the fees are:-
- face-to face counselling £50 per session
- Videoconference counselling £50 and telephone counselling £50 per session
- home visits dependent on location
I offer short-term solution focused or long-term and open ended contracts to meet your individual needs.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and Codes of Good Practice https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/3103/bacp-ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions-2018.pdf
I comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and am a member of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).