At various times we can experience things in our life and relationships that can feel really difficult and overwhelming. Counselling can be a supportive way to help you to find a way through. It can provide you with the opportunity to share and explore how you are feeling and talk through the problems you are experiencing in a safe and confidential place with a qualified and experienced Counsellor or Psychotherapist like myself.
Together we can explore the difficulties you may be experiencing including the past and your current ways of relating and coping to gain insight and understanding. Sometimes the ways we have learnt to cope and find a solution can lead to more problems. We can then explore different and more effective ways of coping and dealing with the difficult, painful feelings and situations you may be encountering in your life and relationships. Supporting you to make the changes you feel you need to make.
I am a Accredited BACP and UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Supervisor and integrative Counsellor with many years experience. my work includes CBT and solution focussed approaches. My private practice is in Biggin Hill Westerham, Kent and Caterham Surrey and I can offer short and long term Counselling and Psychotherapy depending which is better for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and an MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Social Studies. Cert in Supervision and Dip. in Applied Analytic Skills. I also have CBT and solution focused skills. I am a trainer and offer workshops and training to various organisations and services.
My experience includes Head of Counselling for a local counselling service offering longer term counselling and supervision for a bereavement service, rape and sexual abuse service and substance misuse counselling service. I also have experience of supervision, training, assessment and counselling within various agencies and organisations which includes working for The Community Mental Health Team woman's service as an Honorary Psychotherapist. I am a recognised therapist for various organisations including a private health provider.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues and difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship difficulties; family, including step family problems, work place issues and stress, anger, coping with severe illness, self esteem and confidence. loss and Bereavement. Trauma and abuse and others.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Choosing a Counsellor or Psychotherapist and making that first step can be very difficult especially if you are feeling anxious, upset and unhappy. I offer an initial consultation where we can meet to discuss your problems and you can find out if counselling could help you.
The cost of this first appointment is usually £35.00. Subsequent fees are usually between £45 and £50.00 per session.
I offer both daytime and evening appointments.
I adhere to the UKCP and BACP codes of ethics of good practice.
Supervision offered. Training and workshops for organisations and agencies/services.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer can offer appointment Monday - Thursday day times and Wednesday and Thursday evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|