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About me

We can dance to the beat of our own drum.

At certain times in our lives there may be a need for emotional support so finding the right counsellor is the first step in helping to explore the issues and concerns that can create an inner turmoil that can weigh a person down. The counselling relationship is built on trust, compassion and understanding – with the needs of the client always at first hand.

I work collaboratively with you, to help identify and acknowledge how your past can affect you, and your current relationships. Wherever path you are journeying, counselling can give you the opportunity to challenge the difficulties and life issues and unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Counselling enables you to understand and creates a self awareness of new perspectives and different choices that can lead you to a healthier emotional well-being. My role is to offer you a supportive, safe and confidential environment to explore what is important to you and to bring about realistic, manageable and lasting changes that are in your best interest.

I am a registered Integrative Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, offering short and long-term therapy using my skills, knowledge and tools of thought from different therapeutic orientations. My work covers a wide range of concerns and issues such as communication and relationship breakdowns; families issues; life events; anxiety and stress; trauma, loss and bereavement, children and young people.

Alongside my private practice, I have worked at has a Cruse Volunteer, Young person’s counsellor and providing pre/post bereavement counselling.

Contact details:

You can either reach my practice by email or the confidential line 07795 817168. If when you call I am unavailable, please leave your name and contact number and I will call you as soon as I become available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Honours (level 6) Integrative Counselling (Middlesex University)
  • Diploma Counselling & Therapeutic Practise
  • TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
  • Cruse Training
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate

Working effectively and ethically is important to me. I adhere to the BACP code of Ethics and as a member of the BACP. My work is regularly supervised and I keep up to date with continued personal development in the therapeutic field. My work is fully insured and I comply with current data protection legislation and the security of client information is of up most importance. I regularly attend courses and other professional development activities supporting my work with adults and young people.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Fee and Appointment Structure

I offer an initial free half hour consultation to see if counselling suitable for you or young person.

Should you need to move an appointment I will try to accommodate you where possible. If there is a cancellation at short notice (within 48 hours) you may be liable to pay.

Individual £50

Crondall, Farnham, Surrey, GU10

Type of session

In person