Being in lockdown can be a stressful time for many, unable to connect with your usual support network of family and friends; therefore during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am still working and offering sessions either by phone or Skype.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Working with Cancer patients and their families
Working with older adults
I offer short term or long term counselling, for individuals and couples. Each session lasts 50 minutes
Individuals - £50
Couples - £70
Concessions offered for
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