What can you expect from counselling?
Thank you for clicking on my listing. Seeking help is the first step towards a happier future and I would like to help you find that future. If you scroll down you will find a list of the areas with which I am able to help.
Whilst I offer counselling on a range of issues, I also have a special interest in counselling for people dealing with anxiety or depression, especially those who have had difficulty with relationships or have suffered abuse.
People need relationships of all kinds, but if something is making this difficult for you the effects can be problematic, far-reaching and even overwhelming. You may be feeling anxiety, stress, low self-esteem or depression but all of these can be overcome with the right help.
I understand that trust can be a major hurdle, which can make reaching out that much harder. It isn't easy, and right now it may even seem impossible, but the freedom to talk to a warm, caring professional in a safe, supportive and confidential environment can help you work through your problems.
I respect confidentially and data protection by working strictly within the BACP's Ethical Framework.
What do I offer?
I offer long-term, short-term and time-limited counselling, depending on your needs.
I have an office in Kingston (KT2) which is a safe, private room where you can be yourself without risk of being overheard.
The room I use is up one flight of stairs but it is possible for me to use a ground floor room so please let me know about your accessibility needs.
I also offer online counselling via Zoom.
You can contact me via this site, email or you can call or text me on the number above. All messages, of any type (including voicemail), remain completely confidential.
If you leave a message, I will aim to contact you within 24 hours. I will always reply to you, so if you ask to be contacted via email, please check your junk mail.
What will our first session be like?
In our first session we will talk about you - what brings you to counselling and what your concerns and expectations are.
My aim is to help you feel at ease and safe, enabling you to talk freely. I understand that it can take time to build trust but in our first session I hope to lay the foundations to make you feel that you've found the right person to support you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling. This approach makes use of compatible theories from a variety of approaches (including Gestalt, Psychodynamic and CBT), whilst keeping the relationship between client and counsellor at the heart of the work.
I have also undertaken additional training in aspects of loss, trauma and gender issues.
Every person and every problem is different. Because of this, it is very important to me that the therapy I offer is supportive, holding and flexible enough to meet your individual needs. My training allows me that flexibility to adapt, so that you can get the most out of our work together.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully adhere to their code of ethics.
If you have any questions or concerns, I am very happy to discuss them with you.
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
If you don't see the area you wish to discuss on the list, are not sure or have questions, please contact me; I am very happy to discuss your concerns.
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge £55 per session. All sessions are 50 minutes.
I offer a limited number of concessionary rates for clients on low income and will be happy to discuss this with you.
Payments may be made preferably by bank transfer, but I also accept cash or via PayPal (subject to an additional £2 fee).
I have availability at my Kingston practice or via Zoom
Due to increased interest in counselling online via Zoom I have set certain days for online and others for in person counselling.
Counselling can make a very real and important difference; something I know from my own experience. Whatever that difference is that you are looking for, I would like to try to help you find it.
I very much look forward to hearing from you,