I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor working in the Weybridge area both in the private and voluntary sectors.
I understand that when people are considering counselling they want to know what might be involved and the support they might need to help them with their difficulties or better manage their life.
I am an 'Integrative' psychotherapist. This means that I am not tied to one model of therapy but combine aspects of several models, to fit the needs of each client.
I see individual clients and couples in my counselling rooms, providing a safe, comfortable and confidential environment in which to build a relationship of trust and openness.
If you are in a relationship and feel you need to speak to someone then I am happy to see you on an individual basis or as a couple to explore what might be happening for you and work with you both to gain a better insight to how your individual behaviours impact and playout within the relationship.
Our first session gives us the opportunity to explore what might be troubling you and how we may wish to work together and whether counselling is the best approach to support you. This introductory session may feel daunting, but it can be the first step towards seeking help.
Clients come to me because they want to talk in a warm, confidential and empathetic setting to express their concerns, resolve ingrained patterns of behaviour and learn how to make alternative choices.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in helping people explore and come to terms with many issues: low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, loss, self-harming behaviour, stress and making life choices.
In helping clients to gain insight around their issues and to make changes, I have worked with people of different sexual orientation, of all age groups and from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
I use my own life experience and training to support individuals with understanding their patterns of behaviour and discover what they might be seeking.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a volunteer counsellor within the NHS, Guildford College and the Samaritans.
I hold a BA Hons Integrative Rational Counselling from Kingston University. This degree is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and validated by the Middlesex University.
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
Due to the Coravirus I now offer remote / telephone counselling and Face to Face Counselling with social distancing.
Individuals - £45 per session – 50 mins
Couples - £60 per session – 60 mins
• Discount offered to Key workers and Armed Forces - £5.00 reduction per session.
• Cancellation and Holidays – Appointments missed because you are ill and you have given me 24 hours notice, or because you are on holiday are not charged for.
• If you give less than 24 hr notice you may be charged a £25 cancellation fee.
Concessions offered for
Therapeutic counselling is a holistic approach that seeks to integrate all parts of the personality, helping individuals to start his or her journey towards living life more fully.
Together we would look at aspects of your past in order to understand issues you are facing now. Your past and present experiences shape your patterns of behaviour and counselling might help gain insight into giving you a sense of who you are, how you might gain purpose in life, move forward and create a more meaningful life.
My counselling experience
As a BACP counsellor trained in integrative relational counselling, I have experience in counselling people with many different issues including:
Bereavement and Loss
Lack of meaning and purpose
Duration of Counselling:
I work with clients on both a short (8-12 weeks) and long term (open ended) basis depending upon their needs; this is something that we would discuss at our initial meeting.