I am a qualified counsellor who can work with you to navigate your way through life's challenges, difficult feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I have both professional and also significant personal experience of working with life altering and traumatic situations and events and living with chronic illness and stress. I work in a person centred and existential way, providing a safe space where you can talk, process and share.
Working with clients from my private practice in Horsell via Zoom, telephone and face-to-face; I use a range of techniques to help clients manage stress and anxiety levels and support good physical and mental wellbeing these include CBT approaches, meditation, visualisation and relaxation practices and Emotional Freedom Technique.
Face-to-face sessions take place in my conservatory overlooking the garden. The room has plenty of space for social distancing and is well ventilated with separate access from the rest of the building. I will continue to follow the latest government, regional and BACP guidance on limiting risk and COVID-19.
I offer counselling on a short and long-term basis and aim to be flexible in my approach to accommodate your personal and financial circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in person centred and existential counselling and am a Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their Code of Ethics and Good Practice.
I also trained as a bereavement counsellor with a local hospice; have worked with a mental health charity facilitating support groups for adults experiencing depression and anxiety; and have experience across a broad spectrum of issues for a counselling agency.
Qualifications: CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory, NCFE Levels 1 and 2 in Helping and Listening Skills. Open University: How to do Counselling Online.
I have trained in Emotional Freedom Technique Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Matrix Reimprinting for trauma work and undertaken training in meditation, relaxation, pain management and working with Internal Family Systems and body parts to overcome emotional difficulties and traumas.
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
From £45 per 50 minute session.
Before working with you I would be very happy to have an initial chat (no charge) to find out more about what you want to bring to counselling and talk through how we might work together.
I work with adults and older adults.