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I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist. However, I am grounded in Psychodynamic Theory, working from the premise that the experiences that we have had as children, how we learned to relate to others and the world around us can continue to affect how we are as adults.
Counselling can help you come to terms with and find acceptance of the past, think about the options available to you and the choices you might wish to make, to enable you to look forward to a more positive future. The aim of the counselling will be to identify the underlying reasons that might be contributing to your current difficulties so that you have the potential to make positive changes for your future.
I draw on other Theoretical Approaches and techniques, thus being able to offer therapy to suit the individual needs of each client.
I believe in the importance of providing a safe and supportive environment where a therapeutic relationship can be established.
So, maybe the thing to take from this is not to come to counselling with an expectation that you will be provided with the answers, this is your process and it is a unique experience for everyone. You are very much in control of the pace and content of what is discussed and I work to develop a space where you feel accepted, heard and understood.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling University of Surrey
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The training provided a broad base for psychodynamic, person-centred, existentialist and other forms of counselling. Over the years, my practice has developed using mainly the psychodynamic approach but with the advantage of being able to pull in other disciplines where appropriate.
Trained Bereavement Counsellor
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
As well as my practice in Godalming, I was a counsellor with Macmillan as part of their Psychological Therapies Team in the Cancer Center at The Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton and I worked for some years for Sutton Counselling Service and Horsham and Crawley Counselling Group.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Working with Cancer patients and their families
Working with older adults
Bereavement and loss
Concessions offered for
I offer short term or long term counselling, for individuals and couples. Each session lasts 50 minutes
Individuals - £60
Couples - £75
When I work
Day time and evening appointments face to face, as well as online using Skype, Zoom or telephone.
I work with individual adults and couples and offer different levels of support from short term/brief therapy (usually up to 12 weeks) to longer term, open ended, psychotherapy.
The sessions take place at the same time each week and last for 50 minutes.
My practice, which is located in Godalming, is within easy reach of Guildford, Haslemere, Farnham, Cranleigh, Milford and surrounding areas of Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire