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MBACP, Person Centred Counsellor and Holistic Therapist

About me

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.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

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.

Further information

I work with adults and older adults.

Woking, Surrey, GU21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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