I take the view that there is no single approach that can successfully cater to every client’s needs and I will therefore work with you to provide a bespoke individual therapy plan. I have no expectations as to how your therapy should be, and we can use a variety of techniques to help you make sense of how current concerns could perhaps be related to earlier or present life experiences.
You have made the first step in searching for a counsellor, this can feel like a difficult step to take and we understand that choosing the right counsellor is vital for you to experience effective therapy. We believe by creating a comfortable and relaxed environment which can contribute to a positive experience of therapy.
There are a number of reasons people choose therapy but the most important reason is yours, so rather than compare to a long list of explanations as to why people may come to therapy, perhaps the next step is for you to contact us so we can listen to your reasons and then if you like our approach we can tailor the therapy together to suit your needs.
I previously worked in the NHS before establishing the Walton-on-Thames Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice & my background and training is in integrative therapy. I have experience working with clients relating to anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, domestic abuse, health related issues, loss, low confidence/self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma and work related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Integrative Counselling, University of Greenwich
- NCFE Counselling Skills Theory/Interpersonal Skills Levels 1-3, Guildford College
- Certificate in Health & Social Care, Open University
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
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
Concessions offered for
Sessions are usually weekly and in our first session we can work out what suits you best in relation to short term or long term therapy with no obligation after the initial consultation.
The cost of a 1 hour session is £45 for weekday appointments between 9am and 5pm, for evening sessions 6pm onwards and Saturday morning sessions the cost of a 1hr session is £50.
When possible we would appreciate 24hrs notice of cancellation, otherwise we will require full payment for the missed session. Concessionary rates available.
Payments are accepted via bank transfer or cash.
Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
For a free initial telephone or face to face assessment, please call 01372 235579 or email us email@example.com