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MBACP , BA (Hons)

About me

I am a fully trained Integrative Psychotherpeutic Counsellor, which means I am trained in a variety of approaches to be adapted depending on the client's needs.

I believe that experiences past and present can impact on your well-being. My aim is to provide a confidential, empathetic, warm, respectful and non-judgmental space in which we can build a therapeutic relationship of trust, respect and equality to explore these experiences and how they have impacted on you.

I offer short-term (12 weeks) or long-term counselling to adult individuals from two separate locations, both close to Surbiton Station. I can also offer online sessions once a relationship has been established.

How Counselling can help
Life's struggles can often catch up with us, leaving us with uncomfortable feelings such as low moods, depression, anxiety or being overwhelmed. You have already taken the first step by being here, for that I commend you and welcome you warmly.

Your experiences are unique to you, so it is important that you are listened to, that you feel valued and secure enough to explore your thoughts and feelings. This can help to make sense of your life experiences or patterns of behavior without fear of criticism or judgement. My aim is to support you in these discoveries.

What to Expect in your first session
Your first session will be a face-to-face consultation where we can meet and discuss what you are expecting to gain from your sessions, I can also gather some basic information about you.
This meeting will give us the opportunity to decide whether we would like to continue our relationship. If we decide to continue, then we will agree a suitable date and time to meet each week.
This first session will be at a reduced rate of £40.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a proud member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.

Professional Experience
I am currently running my own private practice in Surbiton and have experience working for an affordable counselling service. I also worked for a community carers support service offering counselling to those caring for loved ones.
In these positions, I saw clients with a range of needs such as: anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, bereavement,  low self-esteem, feeling stuck and relationship struggles.  I also have experience and training in gender identity and neuro-diversity.


  • CPCAB Level 2 and Level 3 in Counselling Studies - RHACC
  • First Class BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling - Middlesex University
  • Currently studying Level 5 Diploma with Relate for Relationship counselling due to qualify Summer 2022

CPD (continued Professional Development)

  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Gender Identity
  • Racism and Mental Health
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer an initial face-to-face consultation session at £40 to enable us to decide whether we would like to continue our relationship. 
All following sessions are priced on a sliding scale between £50-70. 

I have limited spaces offering reduced rates, please feel free to discuss this with me if required. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability can change quickly so please get in touch for up-to-date information.
As of 12th April 2022 I have limited availability on Weds evening, Thurs, Fri & Sat afternoons. 

Further information

Please feel free to call me, drop me an email or a text message.

Surbiton, Surrey, KT6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I work from two locations, one has stairs and the other is ground floor offering more accessibility. Both are a very short walk from Surbiton Station and many bus routes pass through. There is lots of paid parking in the area.

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