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I offer warmth, experience and I am ready to listen. Working with issues such as complex PTSD, childhood trauma, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, domestic violence, family dynamics and relationships, boarding school syndrome, anxiety and depression, psychosomatic illnesses, bereavement, work related stress and many more. Over the years I have gained vast experience and felt privileged to hear client's narratives. While being alongside them to face challenges, help them reach their potential and learn new things about themselves.
My approach to therapy is, to work relationally from a psychodynamic perspective, while blending techniques from other modalities, to work uniquely with each client.
I believe therapy includes developing a deeper understanding of ourselves in the context of past and present experiences. It is not about seeking perfection, but rather a process towards acceptance of one's whole self. Exploring in a reflective space, helps remove obstacles in our path, bringing about greater self-awareness and a fresh perspective in discovering a more balanced and sustainable way of managing life's challenges.
With a compassionate and authentic approach, I will support you in your exploration and your journey of discovery. The setting is calming, safe, confidential and non-judgemental.
Previous to counselling I worked for over twenty years in education and social care with families and children, where I gained insightful knowledge which enhances the work.
I work with individuals, couples, young people and families, respecting diversity and difference making everyone welcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice in counselling and supervision, I am a Clinical Supervisor at a counselling training agency and an entity working with young people. My previous career background for over twenty five years, has been working with children and families in Social work and education.
ONC London Level 6 Course in Counselling Supervision, BA (Honours) Degree Integrative Counselling from the University of Greenwich and a HE Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Surrey. Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics and a Certificate in Counselling and Humanistic Therapy. Certificate in Couples Counselling. Certificate in CBT.
As a professional I am dedicated to continued professional development to enhance my knowledge and experience to be able to offer the best to clients. Therefore I frequently attend additional training courses, workshops and seminars. Working with the Pain of Loss. Working with Autism in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Eating Disorders, Attachment & Relational Neuroscience, Boarding School Syndrome, DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honor Based Violence) Masterclasses, Counselling Supervision Course, Reflective Practice Counselling Supervision, Couples Counselling, Working with the Couple in mind. Working with Dissociative Disorders, Complex trauma, Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Mindfulness, Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse - including coercive control and physical and sexual violence, Sex and Intimacy, Working with Personality Disorders, Pornography and Addiction, CBT, Rooting Down to Reach Up Therapeutic Approach with Young People, Working with the Chronically Depressed, Mentalisation based therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and several more.
I hold an up to date Enhanced DBS.
I hold an Enhanced DBS, have experience of Life story work and working with children.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
It is very important that you find a counsellor the right for you. I therefore offer a free 30 min telephone or online session. Which gives you chance to ask me any questions and share what you would like to gain from counselling.
Then, if you feel I am the right counsellor for you, we can schedule on going weekly or fortnightly sessions.
Counselling sessions are £55 per 50 minute session, with concessions available, offered on a sliding scale, based on individual circumstances.
£75 for couples 1 hour 15min
£80 for a family 1 hour 15 mins
Brief and long-term therapy are available.
As a qualified supervisor I offer supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors. At a rate of £55 per hour on a sliding scale for student counsellors and newly qualified practitioners setting up their own practice. Twice monthly (45mins) supervision available if preferred.
When I work
Counselling sessions available during weekdays and evenings.
My practice is set in the beautiful location of Brockham and easily accessible from A25 and A24 and central to the area's of Dorking, Reigate, Redhill, Newdigate, Leigh, Beare Green, Capel, Headley, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Kingswood, Burgh Heath, Leatherhead, Epsom, & Ashtead.
By car RH3 7LX plenty of free parking available
By Train nearest station Betchworth (1 mile)
By Bus Route 32