Welcome....Individuals and Couples
How are you coping with our current global crisis? Has it triggered some overwhelming feelings? I can help you regulate and calm your nervous system. By doing this we can decrease anxiety, fear, unhelpful thoughts, panic-attacks and unhelpful behaviours.
Are you feeling anxious and confused? Are you trying to deal with a distressing family issue? Are you frustrated in your current relationship or job? Have you experienced a betrayal? Are you looking for more trust and respect from your partner? Do you want to understand and change unhelpful and destructive behaviour patterns? Do you want to learn new ways of communicating and managing stressful conflicts?
As your counsellor I can reassure you that I will offer you a non-judgmental and accepting therapeutic relationship. I will be professional, reliable, resilient and committed to supporting you.
My practice is located in Chertsey South not far from St.Peters Hospital (Junction 11 on the M25). I am local to Ottershaw, Virginia Water, Staines, Egham, Shepperton, Chobham, Woking, New Haw, Addlestone, Weybridge and surrounding areas. I practice from a confidential and safe therapy room from my home address which is in a quiet residential road. There is ample parking available. I offer long or short term counselling.
How I work
As an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, I integrate different approaches. This means that I combine approaches such as Person-Centred, Gestalt, TA and Existential.
Counselling and psychotherapy is an individual process and I always tailor my approach to my clients individual needs. My way of working with you is to focus on how you are feeling in the 'here and now', this allows opportunity to understand the past and the present which can then help you to move forward, feeling free from being weighed down by old baggage. This process will highlight the roles you take on in your relationships, for example...do you always feel like you have to be the parent or the child in the relationship? Counselling allows you to become more self-aware which can have a profound effect on all aspects of your life.
I am experienced in supporting individuals and couples of all backgrounds, sexual orientation, race and ethnicities.
I work extensively with couples and individuals. I have particular experience working with anxiety, stuck shame and guilt, low self-esteem and unhelpful behaviour patterns.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been training and working as a Counsellor since 2006. I have a foundation Degree in Integrative Humanistic Counselling with Greenwich University. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) which validates me as a competent and ethical practitioner where I am bound by their ethical framework.
My counselling background comes from working with the NHS within a GP setting, CRUSE Bereavement Care and the Samaritans. I currently see clients at my private practice in Chertsey.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cultural Issues
- Loss of any kind (Hope, Friendship, Relationship, Freedom)
Concessions offered for
Appointments are available Monday to Friday daytime and some evenings. One-to-one appointments are 60 minutes and are charged at £50.00. Couples counselling is for 60 minutes and are charged at £70.00. Saturday appointments are charged at £60.00 for one-to-one and £80.00 for couples.
Cash or Bacs payment are accepted. Cash can be paid at the end of the session or by Bacs before the session.
I offer a limited number of reduced cost sessions, please ask and we can discuss the availability.
Feel free to contact me should you have any more questions or in order to make an initial appointment. You can call me on my practice number 07787 560 644 or alternatively email me . If I am unable to take your call please leave me a confidential message and I will contact you as soon as I can.
Monday to Friday daytime and evening appointments and Saturday morning appointments are available.
In acknowledgement of the therapeutic relationship, it is requested that you give 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment unless there is an emergency. Non emergency missed appointments will be charged at the full rate.