I believe that people are unique individuals with different ways of coping with living in the world and find that by working integratively I am able to adapt my work to suit you and your individual needs. My approach draws on different theories and strategies including psychoanalytic attachment theory, neuroscience, solution focused ideas. My aim is to create a safe, warm, private space where my clients feel that they can explore difficulties without judgement in order to heal and grow.
Some of the issues I have worked with include anxiety, stress, depression, loss (bereavement, parental seperation/divorce), self-harm, suicidal thoughts, abuse, domestic violence, family and romantic relationships, gender dysmorphia, body dysmorphia, social anxiety and selective mutism.
I am a fully insured and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their Code of Ethics in my work. If you would like to know more about the different forms of therapy please visit the BACP website on www.bacp.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Registered Member of BACP
Certificate in working with people with Aspergers/ASD disorders
Certificate in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Certificate in working with Art, Clay and Sandtray.
Certificate in Animal Assisted Play Therapy
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial assessment gives us a chance to meet to talk through some of the reasons you are seeking a counsellor and for you to get a sense of whether you feel able to work with me.
I can offer both face to face counselling, Zoom or telephone sessions - during the day and also some evenings.
If you decide that you would like to begin working with me the fees are usually £50 for normal 50 mins counselling session (however there are some concessions). We would agree to meet each week for a period of time (mutually agreed) and this would be reviewed as the work progressed. My face to face work is carried out from a purpose built therapy cabin in West Ewell, KT19.
I am happy to discuss any questions you may have either by telephone or email, so please feel free to contact me if you are unsure where to begin.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their Code of Ethics in my work. If you would like to know more about the different forms of therapy please go to www.bacp.co.uk