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MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor

About me

Are you finding life or your relationships stressful or perhaps past events leaves you feeling that they are getting in the way of living your life as best you can ? Do you feel that you need someone to talk to about your worries and fears? Counselling provides the opportunity to talk to someone without judgement and in confidence to improve your emotional health and well-being.

I am an experienced BACP Accredited counsellor and qualified supervisor, supporting clients with arrange of issues including anger, anxiety, depression, panic, stress, relationship and family issues, loss, bereavement, separation, divorce and low self esteem. I offer both long-term and time-limited counselling.

Why counselling can help ?

Sometimes we reach a point where we don't know how to cope emotionally or make sense of what is wrong. Counselling offers time and space for you talk in confidence without feeling judged and to understand why you feel as you do and what you want to change.

Issues that may bring people to counselling include relationship breakdown, betrayal , depression, stress, anger, generalised anxiety, loss, life transitions and a general feeling of not coping and low self-esteem.

Counselling can be an empowering and life changing experience but initially can often feel daunting. Our first meeting will be an opportunity for us to meet without obligation and talk through what difficulties you are dealing with and for you to decide if counselling feels right.

What is counselling ?

Counselling is more than just listening, although to be really heard without judgement can be a powerful experience itself.  I will not tell you what you should do or should change but recognise that you are the expert in your life and we each have our unique life experience and individual needs. My aim is to provide a space to explore in a safe and non judgemental way what has brought you to this point and support you in finding a way forward to achieve your counselling aims, improve your own self- worth and relationships.


Type of counselling offered

My approach is an integration of a compassionate approach to identify and change unhelpful thinking habits and to understand how past events may may have impacted your relationships, emotional responses and coping mechanisms.

Together we will work to help you to you to look at how your emotional well-being has been affected and how you can manage your thoughts and change unhelpful behaviour, supporting you in achieving your counselling aims.

Studies show that it is often the trust and relationship formed between the counsellor and client which is more effective in achieving a successful counselling outcome for the client rather than the counselling model used.

Ethical practice

In line with professional guidelines I maintain regular supervision for my client work and on going professional development and training. Recent training includes stress management and increasing emotional resilience and understanding the impact of narcissism .

Practical issues

Sessions will be weekly and last for 50 minutes. The number of sessions needed will usually depend on the complexity of issues raised. However, ultimately it is you, the client, who will determine the number of sessions needed.

All work is face to face or remote where appropriate and can be either long-term or time limited with individual adults

Our first meeting is a no obligation client consultation where we will discuss the counselling process and agreement and what has brought you to consider counselling and any questions or concerns that you may have.


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Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Counselling.

Cert. Solution Focused Brief Therapy


BACP Accredited Counsellor

Primary Certificate in Stress Management

Primary Certificate in Developing Emotional Resilience

Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Divorce and separation
Redundancy
Retirement and life transitions
Relationship difficulties
Bereavement

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per session. Please contact me to discuss possible concessions

When I work

Day/early evening appointments available. Please leave a message and I will return your call. Where the issue is suitable I am able to discuss remote sessions such as telephone or via Zoom.

The Westway Clinic, 17 Hatchlands Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6AA

Reigate, Surrey, RH2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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However if wheelchair access is required please call to discuss alternative premises options

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

In addition to my private practice I offer supervision to both qualified counsellors and counsellors in training.

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