MBACP (Accred). BSc Psychology (Lon)
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I am a BACP Accredited Integrative psychotherapist/counsellor with over ten years experience. I offer professional psychological support in a dependable, calm and confidential environment, where you will have an opportunity to explore your feelings and to understand yourself and your life from a different perspective. The aim is reduce confusion and to enable you to make informed choices, manage challenges, or to make positive changes.
The process involves making connections and then identifying what changes can be made in your life. Therapy also encourages you to recognise and consider what cannot be changed.
Many people are nervous at the prospect of coming to counselling, especially if it's for the first time, so the first appointment will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your reasons for attending counselling and to consider the best way forward.
I am a member of BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a graduate member of the BPS (The British Psychological Society).
I am recognised by AVIVA, AXA, VITALITY HEALTH and WPA.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc. Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, a BACP accredited course at CPPD, London. This provided a solid foundation in the major approaches of Psychodynamic Concepts and Person Centred Counselling.
Advanced Certificate, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (The Twickenham Therapy Centre)
Working with Couples. (Tavistock and Portman)
Certificate, Mindfulness and Meditation. (British Mindfulness Institute)
Certificate, Online and Telephone Counselling. (Counselling Tutor)
Enhanced DBS Certificate.
I have regular clinical supervision and a regular programme of continuing professional development.
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and as such am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I am also a graduate member of The British Psychological Society.
My private practice is convenient to reach from Chertsey or Virginia Water. I work with young people and adults who are experiencing sadness, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and loss, and low self-esteem.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Individual sessions 50 minutes. Fees £50.
The initial telephone session is 20 minutes.
Payment by cash or bank transfer.
Please telephone or email for an appointment and I will get back to you as soon as possible. This may take 24 hours.
Please do enquire about the possibility of concessionary rates.
When I work
I am available Monday to Thursday from 10am. The last appointment is at 6pm.
Friday appointments are available from 10am until 2pm.
Before becoming a counsellor/psychotherapist I spent many years working in the media both in the UK and abroad.
I am mindful to hold an awareness of my client’s view of the world. My experience has attracted a number of clients from various cultures, who have said they found it helpful that I am understanding of religious and cultural differences and show a respect for others' societal norms.