Welcome. I’m a counsellor and psychotherapist and have worked with hundreds of clients.
I am a BACP-certified counsellor, who takes an empathetic, integrative approach to helping my clients reach their potential as people.
Every one of us is different, and as such I tailor my approach to each individual client’s needs and focus closely on the client-therapist relationship. For me, respect, trust and empowerment are fundamental to this relationship.
Often talking to a neutral non-judgemental person, such as me, can really help. Together we can work on what troubles you - maybe you have been feeling low for too long and want to change; perhaps you need some help with your anger or to stop feeling so anxious. Maybe you are grieving and need some help. I focus very much on the relationship between client and therapist - a working relationship that is built on respect, trust and empowerment.
As a qualified, sensitive and committed counsellor I can offer you a safe, confidential and comfortable space where you can talk freely and openly about your concerns without the fear of being judged.
What is my approach?
My approach is to work with you, get to know you and understand how you want to change and move forward. I use an integrative approach which includes Psycho-dynamic work, Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Relational work. This allows flexibility and enables me to find the most suitable therapy for your individual needs - be this short or long term. I work in a non-judgemental and empathic way.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc in Integrative Counselling, University of Greenwich
- BACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist
- Certificate in Couple Dynamics
- CBT Certificate - ongoing
- Mindfulness - ongoing
- Current certificate in Safeguarding
- DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate
My experience includes private practice work and my past work as a Volunteer counsellor at the Fountain Centre, at the Royal surrey County Hospital - a charity run to support cancer sufferers, their families and carers.
I have also worked with, for example:
Low self esteem
Lack of meaning or direction / confusion with life choices
Relationship issues with couples
Living with chronic illness
Bereavement and loss
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
Couples counselling as well as individual counselling.
The effect of chronic and terminal illness / counselling for either the sufferer, the family member or the carer.
£60.00 per session
Free initial online session
Cost: £60.00 per session for individuals and £75 for couples - please feel free to call me on 07803 084224 to talk over any queries/thoughts you may have without obligation.
Each session lasts 50 minutes.
With the recent social distancing restrictions, face to face counselling is not possible so I offer Skype, WhatsApp or phone sessions at times to suit us both.
I have worked within the NHS as a nurse and midwife for over ten years. This has given me extensive experience of working with people which has enhanced my work as a counsellor.
I am a fully insured counsellor working within the BACP Code of Ethics.