A BIT ABOUT ME
As an active volunteer for Cruse (past 3 years & on-going), the National Charity for Bereavement Support, and an Integrative Counsellor & Talking Therapist (past four years & on-going), I am committed to working with a diverse client base who need to be supported to; make positive changes, seek understanding, transformation and explore what and why certain thoughts and feelings lead to a type of behaviour. I work with private clients from local areas in Ash, Aldershot, Normandy, Farnham, Guildford and surrounding areas. I am currently working via the on-line platform, Zoom, which therefore is not geographically dependent.
Having the capability to think, feel and take action with clarity and understanding is about being human. As humans, our thoughts can become problematic and, in turn, affect our emotions and patterns of behaviour. We can feel stuck, isolated, alone, confused, depressed, anxious and just need someone to listen to our story and enable us to think about and implement change.
Quietening the mind is proven to be one health benefit that improves physical and emotional well-being. The brain, where we hold our thoughts and memories which drive our behaviours, needs it's own time to process information, memories and experiences. I set up Quietmindful Talking Therapy in order to offer a peaceful environment to enable you to explore your inner-self and take steps to invite positive change into your lives.
My approach to counselling is not only to provide you with a calm, confident and comfortable place for you to be heard but also to enable you to explore the right tools and solutions for you to apply going forward. Re-wiring our brains to accept new and improved thoughts and habits is a hugely possible task and together, we can explore what works for you and apply strategies and solutions to implement in order for you to reach your goals and ultimately quieten the mind from the negative noise that may be troubling you.
As your counsellor, I am available to hear your thoughts, to not judge your feelings, and to just be with you in your moment. After endless amounts of studies over the years, the art of talking therapies, such as counselling, is widely acknowledged to be contributory to successfully enabling people to re-wire their selves and embrace positive change.
WHAT IS AN INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLOR?
Integrative counselling/therapy is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of various theories and techniques to facilitate you. Also included, if desired, is a gentle guided visualisation. This can be especially useful to help quieten the mind in order to have some time to seek the clarity you need to progress.
MY APPROACH & WHAT TO EXPECT
After making your initial enquiry, I will schedule a 30 minute FREE telephone consultation with you. This provides an opportunity for both of us to ask any questions and to discuss how you would like to progress with the first 'taster' session if desired.
A taster session is like any usual session and will take place from my home in Ash, (GU12)* and will provide more of an opportunity for you get a feel for what to expect going forward. There is no obligation to continue after your first session if, for any reason, you think it doesn't feel right for you. *From March 2020, all current appointments are conducted via Zoom until otherwise notified. I also offer a walk & talk approach whereby we can access therapy in person whilst still keeping within the Government 2mtr distance guidelines.
I offer a flexible approach to our working relationship in terms of dates, times and number of sessions (although it is recommended we start with 6-8 weekly meets however, this isn't mandatory). More information can be found on my website.
I work from my home in Ash, Surrey (GU12) and There is parking outside of my house either directly outside or within the close. During this unprecedented time, my working preference is via an online platform such as Zoom, until further notice.
I offer sessions via Skype & Zoom. This is solely dependent on you having a reliable connection and also a safe and confidential place where you can talk and not feel anxious or worried about other people hearing you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Level 4 Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- AIM AWARDS Level 5 Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- CRUSE ABC course on Bereavement Support
As your therapist I am professionally invested in you and your journey of change and as well as attending monthly supervision meetings (group and face to face) I attend various courses for Continuing Professional Development, including:
- Sudden & Traumatic Death
- Men & Anger Management
- Still birth & Neonatal Bereavement
- Working Creatively
- Treating Intrusive Thoughts and The Inner Critical Voice
- Treating General Anxiety Disorder
- Trauma Awareness
- Working on Dreams
- The art of self-compassion
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Per 50-60 min session:
- Usual Fees: £50.00 per session
There is a concessional and discretional fee for anyone experiencing; financial difficulties, are students, referred to me* or on a low income. Please contact me for further details.
*Applies to anyone referred to me by friends/colleagues/past clients.
Currently offering on-line sessions Wednesday and Friday day times, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings. Do contact me to find out more!