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About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, to provide a non-judgemental approach and most importantly, to allow an individual to be truly heard.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. It is not uncommon for life to feel overwhelming or to want to connect with someone who can listen empathically in order to work through issues which may be stopping you from managing your life effectively.

It may be that early life experiences have begun to interfere with everyday life, or that you need support through more recent events. I offer through counselling the opportunity to explore these in a confidential setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BA Hons in Counselling (Greenwich)
  • Fdsc Integrative Counselling (Greenwich)
  • Current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • Safeguarding Certificate

In addition to my private practice I also work for The Survivors Trust and undertake voluntary work for Trust House Reading and Connect Counselling Service. I have experience of working with rape and sexual abuse, family issues, anxiety and anger problems, for a more comprehensive list please see below.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

My current fees are £40 per session.

Guildford, Surrey, GU3

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations