I am a humanistic counsellor and my person centred, existential approach underpins my strong value and belief system that every person is unique, as is their story and perspective.
I have an absolute belief in people’s capacity to realise their full potential. Through counselling and the development of a positive, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, emotional challenges, barriers and imbalances can be identified and overcome, creating an opportunity for personal growth and change
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor FdSc and Registered member of the BACP.
My counselling experience is with Adolescents and Adults. I have worked with Surrey Care Trust, counselling and mentoring young people excluded from mainstream school with a wide and diverse range of presenting issues, for example bullying, anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, eating difficulties and suicidal ideation. I have also spent considerable time working one to one with young people who have moved away from their families, dealing with cultural adjustments, displacement, discrimination and a number of issues surrounding emotional and mental well being.
My experience with Adults ranges from short to long term counselling, covering issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship/marital difficulties, substance misuse, drug and alcohol dependency, performance struggles to name a few. I have worked with Catalyst specialising in substance misuse, the Grange; inspiring independence for adults with physical and learning disabilities and independently.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Reduced rates for counselling students and concessions considered.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone conversation prior to booking a first session.
Evening and Saturday availability.
I have a current DBS certificate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|