I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and therapist, working with adults and young people in the South London and Surrey area. I am a registered member of the BACP with experience of working with a variety of issues and age groups, as well as over twenty years working with young people in education. I offer both long term and time limited counselling, where we can work together on how you may be feeling now, as well as looking at the impact of the past.
Counselling can help by exploring some of the roots of present day difficulties and looking at new ways of self acceptance and relating to others. Sometimes it can explore a feeling that something is just 'not right' and you are struggling to connect with others or make the most of opportunities. I have experience in helping people through feelings of loss, or coping with changes in their lives. I have also worked with those who feel they need to process past experience and trauma in order to move on successfully. In my experience, one of the most important features of one to one counselling is the ability to have a positive experience of relating to others and, the most important factor, allowing the chance of being listened to and understood .
If you would like to find out more and have a talk about how I may be able to help and how we could work together, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible, either by phone or email, whichever is easier for you. At present, I am working remotely at present, but from May will also be offering face to face sessions at The Eaves in Guildford (Mondays).
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons)
- HE Dip Psychodynamic Counselling
Further training and experience in safeguarding, working with ASD, trauma, ADHD, eating disorders, self harm , post- partum depression and learning difficulties.
I have experience in working with a wide range of clients , from 14+ . I have worked in both long term and short term counselling with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship and family difficulties, low self esteem, stress, and abuse. I have also worked with those who find it harder to 'name' the way they are feeling and it has been possible to explore what might lay behind this.
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
Currently some availability for new clients. Limited evening availability. Face to face sessions available at The Eaves in Guildford from May (Mondays).
Additional experience of working with young people and adults with specific learning and physical difficulties.