During the Covid 19 lockdown I am currently offering sessions by WhatsApp video call, Skype, Zoom or telephone
Sometimes things happen in our lives that feel overwhelming and yet the decision to ask someone for help can be a hard one.
At the heart of any talking therapy is the need to feel safe and comfortable enough to talk openly and honestly in order to share the things that have been troubling us and my aim is to offer a relaxed, warm and peaceful space in which to listen to you respectfully and carefully.
My role is not to advise but to help you explore the relevant areas of your life - past and present and your part in your relationships to understand any thoughts, feelings and challenging issues you are facing.
I am lucky enough to have worked with a wide variety of people and issues in over 16 years as a qualified counsellor. My experience ranges from helping children aged between 11 - 24 in a government funded adolescent agency to my private practice in Surrey where I did my training and lived until Sept 2015.
I work as an integrative counsellor, which means that I am able to draw on several models of therapy. We are all different in the way that we think, feel, process and communicate and the integrative style of working (including humanistic, psychodynamic, Gestalt, CBT and also hypnotherapy) allows me to adapt my approach to suit the needs of the individual.
I believe it is of the utmost importance to choose a counsellor that you connect with, therefore I offer a free 30 minute first session that you can use to ask questions and see how you feel about us continuing together. There is no obligation to continue after this first session but I hope that you will feel relaxed enough to want to.
Please feel free to contact me for a preliminary chat on the phone.
Please note that I am able to offer WhatsApp video sessions, Skype or telephone sessions in light of the current Covid 19 challenges if you prefer not to attend face to face sessions
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Dip Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy
- 4 years working in a government funded adolescent agency as a counsellor and assessor
- Over 16 years in private practice
- Reiki Master/Teacher
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
Concessions offered for
£45 for 50 min session
Some low cost sessions available
Tuesday - Friday daytimes and early evening appointments until 8pm
I offer long or short term one-to-one sessions with some concession spaces for low earners. My practice is in my home on the edge of Diss, which is very private and comfortable. My therapy room is upstairs.
I am also able to offer video calls or telephone consultations for anyone unable to attend my practice in person.
During the current Covid 19 lockdown I am offering sessions via WhatsApp video, Zoom and Skyp or by telephone.