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BA (Hons), MBACP

About me

Sometimes we struggle with what life throws at us and it can feel confusing and overwhelming. Counselling can provide the support and space to help you explore what may be troubling you. I aim to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share what has brought you to counselling; this can also provide the opportunity for you to express genuine feelings and to be who you really are without being criticised.

How I work

I believe that the counselling relationship is an important aspect of healing where you can be reflective, feel cared for and listened to. Together, we can work towards helping you to gain insight and awareness into yourself and your relationships, and to gain an understanding of the patterns of your life. Making links to the past and coming to terms with what may be troubling you can provide the opportunity for our natural ability for growth and development.

I offer both short-term and longer term open-ended counselling depending on what you might need. I offer regular reviews; usually every 6 weeks to reassess where we are and also the way forward

Training, qualifications & experience

I work in my private practice in Claygate.  Alongside my private practice, I manage and provide counselling to Students at a London University.  I have experience working with vulnerable young Mums, supporting them through their difficulties and struggles of everyday life, along with mentoring disadvantaged young people.

I have a BA Hons degree in Integrative Relational Counselling which means that I draw on a variety of theories to support my work. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and am guided by the BACP Code of Ethics.

To ensure that I am doing the best I can to support you, I am committed to ongoing professional development, and receive regular supervision from a senior practitioner.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

online dating

When I work

Evening appointments and Saturday mornings

Further information

Any enquiries about counselling are dealt with in confidence by e-mail and by phone. If you decide that you want to have an initial meeting, I can arrange a session where we can look at what has brought you to seek counselling and what it might involve.

Claygate, Surrey, KT10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Online platforms

Zoom