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BSc, BA, MA Arts

About me

I am a Psychotherapist (arts/music) with over a decade of experience working primarily in child & adolescent mental health in a range of education and health settings. I know it can be really daunting looking for support, so do get in touch with any questions.

I love working with clients of all ages to help them move forwards positively, creatively tailoring my support to best fit their needs. I work with trauma, abuse, anxiety & depression, self harm, and neurodiversity. I have a specialist interest in eating disorders, disordered patterns of eating, body dysmorphia and body image related issues, and we run a clinic specialising in this at Meraki Creative Therapies. I work integratively, which means I draw on a range of approaches, such as psychodynamic, systemic, person-centred, and creative, and I work face-to-face at The Eaves Clinic, Guildford; Brighter Spaces, Guildford, as well as online. 

We all have times when we need extra support - and it can be scary and confusing looking for it. Whether you are here looking for yourself, or perhaps for someone else, I am here to listen to your story and together to work towards positive change in a way that is most helpful for you. If you are a parent do take a look at my website for details around how I work confidentiality, collaboratively and safely with families. I know it can be ever so challenging seeking help - but I hope to make the journey as easy as possible for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology, University of Exeter (2005)
  • BA Music, Middlesex University (2007)
  • MA Music Therapy, University of Roehampton (2010)
  • CFT-ED (Compassion Focussed Therapy for Eating Disorders) (Ken Goss) 2022
  • Body Image Training (with Harriet Frew 2022)
  • Developmental Trauma in Children & Families (Beacon House, 2021-21)
  • Safeguarding Level 3 (current)
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (current)
  • Director & Senior Psychotherapist (Music), Meraki Creative Therapies (2016 - present)
  • Placement Manager (for training therapists), Roehampton University Psychology Department (2019 - present)
  • Supervisor (for qualified therapists), BAMT (2019 - present)
  • Gosden House School (2019 - present)
  • Other schools in Guildford include: Guildford Nursery & Family Centre; Christ's College; Pond Meadow; Weyfield  Queen Eleanor's; Tormead
  • Shooting Star, Chase (2017-2019)
  • SMARTS (Surrey Music & Arts Therapies Service) (2016 - 2018)
  • Parity for Disability, Hampshire (2013 - 2016)
  • Richmond Music Trust, London (2010 - 2012)
  • Surrey & Border NHS Trust Arts Therapies Community Team (2009 - 2010)

Member organisations

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Fees

From £85.00 to £115.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Sessional rate: £85/session

Initial Assessment Fee: £115

Do get in touch if you have any questions about fees. I offer a free initial chat - online or face to face and then a first assessment session. If I have availability I offer lower rates for keyworkers.

When I work

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I run a face-to-face clinic on a Thursday and a Wednesday, and work online on Fridays. Do get in touch for further details. 

Further information

I am registered with both the HCPC & BAMT.  I also run a creative therapies healthcare clinic, which focusses on both clinical psychological interventions and creative wellbeing projects. I run a private clinic at The Eaves Counselling & Psychology Practice, Guildford, as well as working online. Sessions are 50 minutes long and can take many forms, but the key is to work collaboratively and confidentially with you. The first stage after referral is an assessment and then we can make a short or long term plan together. Do call for a free initial chat. I know that the first call is often the hardest step.

Parklands, 3 Paris, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9JX

Brighter Spaces, 54 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an accredited Supervisor with BAMT (British Association of Music Therapists) specialising in child and adolescent mental health and special needs

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