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(MBACP - Accred)

About me


I was talking to someone recently who had a fear of spiders.  Even a picture of a spider was problematic for them.  It created anxiety.  While the anxiety was real the threat from the picture of the spider wasn't.  This tells us something about the nature of our experience.  It's a balance of perceptions.  Sometimes perceptions arising from our internal world are significantly at odds with those of our external world.  This can create a range of problems including anxiety, stress, loss of confidence, harmful behaviours, phobias , depression etc.

I provide a relaxed, confidential and caring environment where you have the space to reflect on your experience and how it might have shaped you.  It is often the start of a journey in awareness,  bringing about the changes that allow you find a healthy balance of perceptions for future experience.

Please call me on 07846 827062 or email me ( if you'd like to arrange an initial session, without further obligation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters Degree (Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy) 2012. The Masters course provided skills in three key therapeutic disciplines: Person-Centred, Psycho-Dynamic and Cognitive Behavioural approaches.
  • I have spent the last 9 years working in private practice, prior to which I worked with the NHS in a busy practice setting while undergoing training.
  • Until June 2018 I worked with the Addiction Support and Care Agency (ASCA) in Kingston-upon-Thames. ASCA also has a branch in Richmond.
  • I am continually developing as a practitioner through workshops, professional meetings and study.  Additional professional skills include 'Focusing' within a therapeutic context; Counselling for addiction; Working with Trauma.
  • As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am committed to sustaining and advancing good practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Sessions are charged at

  • £50 for online (Zoom) sessions 
  • £60 in-person sessions

When I work

Currently have availability for evening and daytime appointments (by Zoom).

Further information

Please visit my website ( to find out more information about me and how I work.

Call me on 07846 827062 or email me ( if you'd like to arrange an initial session, without further obligation, online.

Surbiton, Surrey, KT6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults