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Are you experiencing problematic behaviours that are affecting your happiness? Or maybe you’d like to become better able to tolerate painful feelings? Perhaps you’re unsure of your sense of purpose or identity? Or would you like to explore your ability to develop lasting and meaningful relationships? These are all issues that I have helped clients to explore over the eleven years that I’ve been a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
All of us have personal vulnerabilities and unhelpful patterns that can get in the way of living the life we'd like to lead. It can be very helpful to discuss something that is worrying you with someone who is trustworthy, kind, non-judgmental and confidential. I’m a firm believer that when met with compassion, acceptance and empathy, these worries and patterns can slowly start to lose their power to disrupt our lives. I make it my job to bring compassion, empathy and acceptance to you.
My aim, when we work together, is that we build a relationship where you feel truly heard, understood, and accepted for who you are. And that you feel able to trust me as we explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment. I like to think of it as a "collaborative alliance", one human sitting alongside another. It's that relationship that allows us to explore your concerns.
Therapy is not easy. It can get messy at times. It won’t always be linear. There's unlikely to be a single "breakthrough" moment, rather a series of reflections which slowly build deeper insight and understanding; and it requires commitment from both of us.
You may find that a few sessions can help you to address a specific problem, or you may choose to work on a longer-term basis in order to focus on deeper issues. You are unique and I will work with you to find out which approaches will work best for you. Whichever approach we agree on, be aware that counselling is not an easy journey and requires commitment; there is no magic wand!
I'm a qualified, experienced therapist, and an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer confidential therapy from my comfortable offices in Walton on Thames.
Therapy is a journey of self-awareness, and working with me will typically involve you exploring life events (past and present), relationships, feelings, thinking habits, and patterns of behaviour. I believe that early experiences in life can influence how we behave and feel as adults - and can particularly shape the relationships we have in later life.
I help clients who are experiencing difficulties with a wide range of issues including:
- relationships (I’m not currently offering couples counselling)
- postnatal depression and bonding difficulties
- bereavement and loss
- panic attacks
- transitions and life events
- self-esteem and self-confidence
- sex, sexuality and gender
- personal identity
- caring for others
- family issues
- feeling lost, stuck or trapped
Therapy is a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental treatment designed to enable you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. It deepens your understanding of why you feel the way you do and helps you discover what you really need in life.
You may find that a few sessions can help you to address a specific problem, or you may choose to work on a longer-term basis in order to focus on deeper issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Private Practice Conference 2023 (BACP)
Rupture and Repair (Tavistock Relationships) - 2019
Certificate in Addiction and Attachment (Wimbledon Guild) - 2018
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) - 2012
Certificate in Working With Couples (Wimbledon Guild) - 2014
Certificate in Integrative Counselling - 2008
Certificate in Brief Solution-Focused Therapy (CPD) - 2011
Engaging With The Erotic (CPD) - 2010
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step 1 - 2010
FIRO-B Psychometric Questionnaire - 2013
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£70.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session
My fees start from £70 per session.
When I work
I typically see counselling clients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoon.
In the initial meeting, we will find out what you are looking for from therapy and what works for you. The therapy contract can be short-term or longer-term, depending on the changes you want to make. Shorter-term work often focuses on supporting you through a specific crisis, whereas longer-term work will tend to focus on deeper-rooted issues (of which a particular 'crisis' may be a symptom).
You will need to feel ready to see a counsellor and it's important to find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with. Research suggests that how well you get on with your counsellor can affect how well the treatment will work. Our initial meeting will help us to establish this.
We will agree how often we meet (usually weekly), and a suitable time. I have early morning, day time and evening appointments, with a limited number of sessions available at a reduced rate, for people in receipt of benefits.