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BA (Hons) Counselling, Holmwood Psychotherapy

About me

Hello, reaching out for support takes a huge amount of courage especially when life has become overwhelming.

I am a qualified Psychodynamic & Integratively trained counsellor & psychotherapist (BA Hons) registered with the BACP. I have experience of working with a wide variety of clients over the past 8 years giving me a knowledge of many therapeutic skills to suit your individual needs.
I am down to earth & friendly, encouraging you to talk about whatever is on your mind.

I offer one to one sessions in a confidential, comfortable and safe space in my private practice in Holmwood near Dorking.
I have experience of working with many issues including

  • Anxiety & stress
  • Relationship & divorce
  • Panic disorders
  • Self esteem & confidence issues
  • Body image issues
  • Loss & bereavement
  • Pre & Postnatal support
  • Support through times of transitions

I can help and support you to work through your issues at your own pace

Together we can think about how past experiences in life may have impacted on your ability to cope and function day to day.
Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life but are unsure where to begin, we can explore your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way.

Counselling can help you to gain an understanding of yourself, ultimately increasing your happiness and confidence, bringing positive changes to your life.

First meeting

Seeking counselling can be a daunting and anxiety provoking process and it is important that you feel comfortable and find the right therapist for you. In our first meeting we can gain a sense of if it feels right for us to work together, you have have no obligation to continue.


How many sessions will I need?

Everyone is different, some people come along for a few sessions others for several months or longer. During our initial meeting we can decide together what will be best for you, open-ended or a fixed number of sessions, this can be discussed at any time depending on your needs.
Appointments are once a week for 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapist (MBACP).

BA (Hons) Counselling (Greenwich University)
Dip. HE in Psychodynamic Counselling
AQA Level 3 Counselling in Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred and Humanistic approaches.

I follow the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice (www.bacp.co.uk) and regularly attend therapeutic workshops and events to expand my clinical knowledge for professional development.

Some of the workshops I've attended are; Attachment theory, Anxiety, Anxiety in young people/adolescents, Compassion focused therapy, Eating disorders, Self Esteem & Body Esteem, Time limited psychodynamic therapy. Disassociation, Therapeutic Gardening for emotional health, Disconnected states of mind, Understanding PeriMenopause & Menopause.

I currently work at my private practice in Holmwood, 2 miles south of Dorking, easily accessible from Guildford, Leatherhead, Brockham, Reigate, Capel & Horsham.
I also work with clients at Sutton Counselling Centre.


Member organisations

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

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session. A limited number of concessions are available.

Please feel free to contact me for an appointment or if you would like more information, if I'm unavailable to take your call please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Thursday, 9am-8pm

Further information

My practice is in Holmwood, two miles south of Dorking in a peaceful countryside setting, secure free parking is available.
The closest train station is Holmwood a 10/15 minute walk away, the villages of Brockham, Capel, Ockley & Newdigate are close by.

Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey, RH5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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