These are unsettling times; and whatever your reason for seeking support right now, I’m glad you’ve found my profile. People often find that talking to someone in total confidence can help them during difficult times. Therapy is about talking things through in a place where you are cared for and respected. Our aim will be to build a genuine relationship of trust, understanding and acceptance, whereby you feel supported, heard and able to explore your thoughts and feelings. Through this relationship, you can explore your issues, find ways to deal with them, and better manage your life.
Family and friends can sometimes help if you're feeling distressed or anxious, but there are times when discussing your problems with someone impartial is particularly beneficial. This is one reason why counselling works - and that's why I'm here.
I'm a qualified, experienced therapist, and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer confidential therapy from my comfortable offices in Walton on Thames.
Before qualifying, I spent over 20 years providing HR support, training and executive coaching for a number of City firms. I'm therefore very aware of the challenges and pressures of modern corporate life, and now specialise in working with people affected by The City.
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 (Individual or Couples Counselling)
- postnatal depression and bonding difficulties
- bereavement and loss
- panic attacks
- addiction and compulsions
- transitions and life events
- men's issues
- self-esteem and self-confidence
- sex, sexuality and gender
- personal identity
- caring for others
- family issues
- feeling stuck
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
Languages of Loss (Minster Centre) - 2020
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
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
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My fees are £70 per session.
I offer a limited number of concessionary sessions each week (e.g. for clients in receipt of certain state benefits).
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.