My name is Star. I am a professional fully qualified psychotherapist holding a BA Honours Degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling awarded from Middlesex University. My training enables me to draw on a range of therapies to best help you as an individual.
My approach to therapy is first and foremost based upon building a positive therapeutic relationship with each client I work with. I believe that when the foundation of the counselling relationship is based on trust, safety, and non-judgement you will be able to explore ways that will help to bring about change and life choices that feel right.
I am a professional member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) adhering to its, “ethical framework for good practise in counselling and psychotherapy” and therefore governed by the professional conduct procedure outlined in the BACP.
I carry full professional liability insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of us at some stage in life can feel confused, anxious, isolated, stressed or unable to cope, not knowing how to move forward.
At these times, within a safe and confidential space, talking to someone who is understanding, really listens and can offer objective and empathic support means you can begin to explore ways of achieving self-awareness and direction for positive change.
I have experience from practising within the NHS working with G.P's, community charity services and private practise.
My degree is in Integrative Relational Counselling and was awarded by Middlesex University.
My practise is in the Weybridge area. I offer individual both long and short-term therapy.
Sessions generally last 50 minutes but can be tailored to client’s needs.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My training enables me to support a variety of concerns whether it is to help manage family/relationship issues and coping with separation and divorce, struggling with anxiety or coping with depression.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions I can help you with.
The fee is £45 per 50 minute session. Fees can be paid by bank transfer prior to session or by cash or debit card before the session.
What happens in the first session?
In our first session we can discuss what has brought you to therapy and look at what your expectations are and what you want to achieve.
You are under no obligation to continue with therapy after the first session. It is a personal decision and I would encourage you to take as much time as you need to decide if you want to continue.
If I do choose to continue how many sessions will I need?
This is very individual and can be altered as therapy progresses. Generally the number of sessions will depend on your needs and goals. Some clients come into therapy with specific issues, while others seek support with a more general sense of unease or dissatisfaction.
Should you choose to move forward with a therapeutic relationship we can discuss further appointments and a suitable framework.