I am now able to offer face to face counselling; however, I am also mindful that some people have become more comfortable using Zoom and telephone as a way of communication and on occasions cannot make sessions due to self isolation etc. I'm happy to use a blended approach to accessing sessions if necessary.
I appreciate that during tough times not everyone can afford expensive weekly therapy sessions so my fee scale is flexible to reflect this.
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor (Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, University of Surrey) and am a member of the BACP.
I am an experienced counsellor in anxiety, depression, eating disorders, alcohol and drug dependency, family issues including divorce and relationship problems.
I see clients once a week for 50 minutes and I am fully supervised by a qualified supervisor.
Therapy sessions are confidential and are client lead - enabling you to work at your own pace and bring to therapy what you feel you need to talk about.
I can see you for short term therapy (minimum 12 weeks) or for open-ended therapy.
There is an initial assessment for an hour, for me to gain some background information and explore what you are seeking help with.
If you feel you need to talk, please do not hesitate to contact me; I understand that sometimes making that first step to talk to someone is the hardest step to make.
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to counselling
Certificate in Counselling (ABC)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Surrey)
Counsellor at Croydon Counselling Foundation (formerly CPF) (2014-2018)
Assessor CPF Counselling
Counsellor Sutton Counselling
Assessor at Sutton Counselling
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am available during working hours Monday to Friday and in the evenings up to 7.00 p.m.