I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist therapist offering individual, couple and family counselling in a private practice in Guildford.
At times life can be unexpected. You may find that you have lost connection with others, you argue more, or have less time and not as much in common with people you used to shared interests with. Perhaps you have lost trust in someone you have had a close relationship with, you feel hurt, betrayed or you just don't know what to do. Experiences like this can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be and you don't have to face these alone.
My priority is to provide you with a supportive, safe and confidential space so you feel comfortable to talk about things that are on your mind. Working alongside you, we can find ways to understand and address any difficult issues you may be dealing with. This includes exploring solutions in response to your specific and immediate concerns, as well as supporting you in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and others around you enabling you to move forward and work towards your desired change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, registered and accredited as a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I have been working in a therapeutic setting with individuals, couples and families for the last 10 years.
Having completed both a Master Degree in Relationship Therapy, in addition to a Master Degree in Integrative Counselling and my undergraduate Bachelor study, enables me to draw on many frameworks and tailor my approach depending on your unique issues.
My main therapeutic modalities include Psychodynamic and Systemic but I also draw from many other models, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Expressive Therapies.
How I work is based on focusing on helping individuals, couples and families to unravel and understand their deep-rooted feelings. This will help us to find ways to move forward within a supportive environment. I work alongside you to explore your thoughts, feelings, values and beliefs and how these link to your past but also the choices you make in the present.
We will explore interactions between people, how you communicate and what influence the choices you make have on the relationships around you. This can be an effective approach especially when someone experiences relationship difficulties and distress. Also, through self reflection we will look at alternative solutions to find new ways to support you in the future.
I also continuously undergo professional development through a broad range of training and courses, including: an intensive course in narrative practice; a graduate certificate in Expressive Therapies for adults and children; and, mediation and conflict resolution in the workplace.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial free brief telephone, email or text consultation to help you to decide whether counselling is the right form of support for you and whether I am the best counsellor to support and work with you.
We can then arrange a convenient time for an initial session to explore what you hope to gain from our subsequent sessions and address and questions or concerns you may have.
Following this initial consultation, there is no obligation for you to continue with any additional sessions, the decision will be yours to make.
Should you wish to proceed, we will then begin to meet on a weekly basis.
Fee structure available on request.
Daytime and evernings including Saturday appointments.
I run a private practice and my consulting room is situated in conveniently located office in Guildford 3 Paris, Parklands, Railton Road GU2 9JX. There is ample free car parking available.
I am also able to provide counselling at Godalming or Farnham offices on appointment.