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About me

We are all human beings doing our best to navigating our individual worlds as best we can. Life may not be going according to our preconceived plan. This may cause stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, compulsions, addictions, repetitive relationship patterns all making life just too overwhelming to manage. Thoughts that no-one really understands the place you find yourself in. Struggling to communicate feelings, as it may not be easy to share with others, especially if there’s the fear of being judged, appearing vulnerable or burdening others with our worries and that’s why a lot of people turn to counselling.

Deciding to seek help in a counsellor can be a difficult and daunting one, yet it’s important to choose someone you feel comfortable with and able to trust.

My style is casual and conversational. I provide a warm, non-judgmental, and comfortable atmosphere, in which you can feel safe examining and talking about all aspects of yourself and your life. Together, we will work to identify your unique goals and the best path for you to achieve those goals.

I am compassionate to your difficulties offering you a non-judgemental space, where there’s confidentiality and where there’s a therapeutic relationship which means being truly listened to. My primary goal in our therapeutic relationship is to empower you to find your own way through challenging times, as I believe you are the expert of you.

I offer a place to explore these difficult times, whether that’s looking at underlying issues contributing to behaviours or finding ways to cope and move forward. It may be to explore strategies to cope with those overwhelming feelings going on for you at this time. I offer a safe place of being heard and valued.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm an experienced qualified therapist. I am fully insured and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling which is complemented by a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling.  Being an integrative counsellor means I combine various approaches to tailor my way of working to best support your individual needs.

I specialise in working with individuals who may find themselves negotiating their way through anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, domestic abuse, self-harm.  Equally, I work with survivors of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual trauma, sexual violence, and childhood sexual abuse.

As a member of the BACP, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.  As such I attend continued professional development training on a regular basis.

As well as my general counselling practice, I work with women who find themselves vulnerable to the Criminal Justice System

In addition, I work with survivors of sexual trauma, sexual violence, rape, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the Rape And Sexual Advice Support Centre (RASASC) in Guildford.

RASASC Guildford for more information click

BACP registered member number 287925

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Member of Anxiety UK

Enhanced DBS

Triangle Certificate in Outcome Star

Safeguarding Certificate

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Certificate Ref: ZA295994

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

I charge £50 per session and a counselling session is 50 minutes.  Fees to increase from 1st April 2022 to £55.

I accept bank transfer during this time of Covid-19 a day before our session.

If you are considering counselling please feel free to call me for an informal and confidential chat.

If I am unable to answer, please leave a message and I will endeavour to get back to you within 24hours.

Alternatively, you may prefer to email me on;

I look forward to hearing from you.

When I work

My practice hours are Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 8am - 7pm

Further information

My practice in Ash is set within a peaceful and welcoming log cabin.  There is parking on the gravel driveway.

I have a dog who may also welcome you by barking.  She is gorgeous yet loud and will not be joining us but, staying within our secure garden.

Ash, Surrey, GU12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My practice takes place within a cabin surrounded by pea shingle. There is a lip to cross when accessing with a wheel chair.

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