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About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist offering short term and open ended counselling to adults and adolescents. Specialising in a number of areas including working with children and adolescents with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and low self esteem.

I provide a warm, professional and non judgemental space so we can together safely explore what has brought you to seek out counselling.

I utilise therapeutic tools to assist the counselling process and am happy to explore symbols and metaphors.

Whether you have found yourself in crisis, want to explore repetitive patterns of behaviour or can identify with one of my areas of particular interest, we can work at your pace and towards goals and results depending on your unique needs. For further information on the areas I may assist you with please see page about me. This list is by no means exhaustive and I work fluidly to accommodate your changing and individual needs and circumstances

The first step is to make contact.  I offer a free initial consultation.

“In working with clients strive for connectedness above all else.” - Yalom

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. My therapeutic process is integrative, using aspects of many theoretical models to best suit your individual needs. My client work is grounded in Carl Rogers Person centred theory which embodies nurture and empowerment.

My academic background is grounded in science and research which I rely on reflectively to support and inform my therapeutic work. What that means for you is as your counsellor I believe that the working relationship between us is key and is based on trust and working collaboratively. My style of working is to facilitate a warm, safe, non-judgemental space for us to explore together the reasons that have brought you to seek out counselling whatever they may be. I often explore representational themes in my client work and believe that the lived experience of you my client and myself will inform our work together to bring about change.

I offer short and open-ended counselling for individuals in a wide range of area’s including but not limited to: Post-natal depression, Anxiety, Abuse, emotional, sexual, violence, Addiction, Affairs and Betrayals, Bereavement, Bullying, Parental support, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Dualism and Conflicting Roles, Eating Disorders, Family Relationships and Dynamics, Low self-esteem/confidence, Panic Disorders, Relationship issues, Separation, Self-harm, Trauma.

I offer a free initial consultation which is just a chat about your expectations along with what has brought you to consider counselling. During that time, I can answer any questions you may have. I understand that seeking out counselling is not an easy step for all. It maybe a difficult and worrying time. It takes courage and I recognise this.

Member organisations


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Children and Adolescents

This age range experience emotional distress for many reasons without the vocabulary to articulate and appropriately express what they are feeling. They may be exhibiting behaviours such as anger, withdrawal and anxiety as well as signals of depression. This may be a result of a change in family dynamics through, divorce, separation or bereavement. Coping with adjustment and the transition into and through adolescents or as a result of experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse, sexual abuse or controlling and coercive behaviour bullying or low self-esteem.

I facilitate a counselling process which enables the young person to sort through and express feelings and emotions that may feel overwhelming to them and that they are unable to verbalise utilising a range of therapeutic tools in a safe, nurturing environment.

Self Esteem and Self Image

You may feel “stuck” in negative repetitive cycles of behaviour or experience low self esteem which holds you back from fully experiencing life in the way you would wish to. This may manifest in unhealthy controlling relationships with food, intimate or family relationships, lack of self-confidence or anxiety. It maybe you feel you give all your “power” away to unhealthy relationships, become co-dependent repeating unhelpful self-sabotaging cycles of behaviour and want to better understand what drives this?   

Through nurture and self-reflection, we can move in the direction towards understanding and self-acceptance to making changes to reclaim your power.

Dualism and Conflicting Roles

Conflicting roles at work and at home can leave you feeling split and fragmented with difficulty in maintaining balance. In many professions there is an expectation that you put on your professional mask or work persona to deal with highly emotive, violent, distressing and stressful circumstances and then metaphorically take it off at the end of your shift and revert back to your home persona. In my experience this can lead to feelings of vulnerability, anxiety and leave you feeling exposed. In these circumstances defences are constructed or existing ones reinforced. This may feel to you and the loved ones around you as an emotional shut down.

These masks or conflicting aspects of ourselves can be explored and the emotional impact can be better understood and managed by employing coping strategies


Additional information

I offer concessionary rates to uniform services and student counsellors.

Please contact me to discuss prices.

Further information

Contact me to discuss prices.

Mobile: 07956346010

Covering Staines, Teddington, Kingston Upon Thames, Richmond

Excellent transport links and parking.

Nearest Train stations are; Feltham, Hampton and Teddington. Also accessible from Hounslow Underground stations.

Nearest Bus Links

111 Hounslow Central to Kingston upon Thames

490 Richmond to Hounslow

285 Heathrow Central to Kingston upon Thames

If driving very close to M3, M25, A316

Hanworth, Feltham, TW13

Type of session

In person