About me

None of us are immune from the challenges of life but at times this can feel  overwhelming and for some life can constantly feel difficult to manage and is often a lonely struggle. I whole heartedly believe that each and every one of us deserves to seek a happier, fuller life, one where we are at peace and comfortable with ourselves.

As your counsellor I will work with the upmost respect and integrity to help you understand what that means for you.

With counselling you can learn to access strength and internal resources which may have become obscured. Overtime and going forward, you will be able to draw on these skills when necessary to help make decisions and choices that you didn't feel were possible.

Working together at your pace, with compassion, acceptance and a belief that you can develop new perspectives you will begin to create the life that you want.

What to do next?

If you are unsure if therapy is right for you or have any questions, please telephone me for a FREE informal consultation to discuss how we can work together. Alternatively, text or email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Tel: 07932 782 852

Email: sbruvan@gmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA(Hons) Registered MBACP Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist
  • British Wheel of Yoga Teacher and Foundation Course Tutor

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My work includes a private practice in Thames Ditton for short and long term therapy. I also work for an organisation dedicated to Community Counselling and facilitate emotional and mental well-being courses and workshops. I have supported a GP practice for patients managing a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, feeling sad, abuse, trauma, sexuality, addiction, eating disorders, bereavement and relationship problems.

As a registered counsellor with BACP, I am committed to ongoing professional training and regularly attend workshops for continued current and professional development.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Parenting
  • Life changes and transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Personal development
  • Negative Body Image
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Emotional Well-being

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I am offering a FREE 20 minute initial phone call during the current COVID -19 crisis. £35 for the initial meeting, subsequent zoom or telephone appointments cost £45, in person appointments £55.  All appointments are for 50 minutes.

I feel it is important that counselling is accessible to all. A limited number of places for clients with financial difficulties are available with reduced rates for students please contact me to discuss.


Monday to Friday, day and evening appointments. Some Saturday morning appointments are also available.

Further information

I am located in Thames Ditton, a short walk from Thames Ditton Station or a 20 minute walk from Surbiton Station. My practice is within easy reach of Esher, Weybridge, Cobham and the A3. There is plenty of unrestricted parking.

It is easily accessible by public transport from Kingston, New Malden and Richmond.

  • Valid DBS check
  • Liability/indemnity insurance
  • First Aid Certificate

Thames Ditton

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults