I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and have extensive experience of working with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds with complex issues in both long and short term counselling.
You may be looking for counselling right now as you would like something to change, whether it is your situation or how you are feeling.
I offer a space in which we can develop a trusting and warm therapeutic relationship in which you can share openly and freely without judgement, in a supportive environment. I will listen with empathy, and support you through exploring past and present issues that may be causing you pain and distress, so you can find insight and work towards identifying your own way forward. I draw on a number of different approaches enabling you to get the most out of your counselling sessions and move towards your goals.
My private counselling space is within a short walk from Shalford train and bus stop and only 1 mile from the centre of Guildford with easy access to the A3. There is ample parking and I currently offer daytime appointments.
I would welcome you to come for a free initial consultation so you have the opportunity to see if you feel I am the right counsellor for you at this time.
Choosing the right counsellor is an important decision, please do contact me if you would like to talk about how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer both long- and short-term counselling and have extensive experience of working with adults, young people (13+) in secondary schools and youth settings and individuals with Autism and Aspergers. As well as my private practice, I also work at a University counselling students and staff of all ages and backgrounds.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I also have undertaken continued professional development including but not limited to:
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Working with trauma and sexual abuse
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Working Creatively with Young People
- Attachment Theory
- Supporting those at Risk
- Reflective Practise in Organisations
I also deliver training in mental health awareness
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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Currently offering daytime appointments only