I am a BACP accredited counsellor with fifteen years experience in Counselling, I use a blend of tools from different counselling approaches, so that I can provide you with a unique service that is best suited for your needs. I work with individuals online and via the phone and am available in the daytime and evenings up to 8pm. I am now able to return to offering some face to face sessions in Banstead.
I offer a safe confidential space for you to explore issues that are affecting you in your life. We work together to focus on the areas that you are wanting to change in your life, and the areas that are causing worry and anxiety. I work in a non judgemental way, which means that my own values and beliefs are put aside in order to respect and value yours. I work short term or long- term ( open ended) depending on what you decide you need. This will be discussed at the beginning of our time together
Apart from working with Anxiety/self esteem and depression, I also work with people who are suffering from
- Bereavement and loss
- Feelings of Overwhelm and stress.
I offer Introductory sessions at £60. This is a chance for you to see whether I feel like the right counsellor for you, before you commit to further sessions. For further information about me, please visit my website, which you will find at the top of the page.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 15 years of counselling experience, working with adults in my own private practise; voluntary agencies and working in primary and secondary schools with children, young people and parents.
I trained as a person centred counsellor at Metanoia Institute, London, where I gained a degree in counselling.
I have also completed a certificate in supervision, and offer supervision to trainee counsellors; qualified counsellors and pastoral staff in schools.
I have worked as a tutor on counselling courses through CALAT adult education.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British association of Psychotherapy and counselling) and I adhere to the associations ethical framework.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Individual counselling costs £60 per session (50 mins)
I offer some concessionary fees for trainee counsellors or for those who pay and book for 6 sessions upfront.
Supervision costs £55 per session (1 hour) Please contact me for details of costs for supervising school counsellors.
Day and evening appointments available face to face; online or by phone.
Please visit my website, by clicking on the address at the top of this page. You will be able to access my blogs regarding counselling and the service I offer. You can alternatively use the contact me page, to e-mail me from this site. I will endeavour to answer your e-mail within 12 hours.