I am a BACP accredited counsellor and have been working in private practice for over 10 years offering both long and short term counselling. I work in my own home which is a few minutes walk from Norbiton station and convenient for 57, 85 ,213, K2, K3, K5 and 371 bus routes.
My approach to counselling is Gestalt which is a form of Humanistic Counselling. Gestalt counselling focuses on the whole person: mind and spirit.
I can offer you a confidential and safe place to explore you feelings and where you can talk freely about the things that you are struggling with. Together we can identify and look at any problems (past or present) that you are experiencing in your life and where you might be stuck in patterns of behaviour that are no longer helpful. Understanding the past can help us make sense of the present and help us to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of who we are and how we are in relation to others. I offer a creative approach which can help you experiment with new ways to cope with stressful issues.
The aim of counselling is to help us become more aware of our true selves and how we function in the world. Increased awareness with support from the therapeutic relationship can develop our own capacity for choice and change. I believe that each individual person has the potential within themselves to live a creative and full-filling life.
I can offer you support in many areas such as:
- anger, difficulty in expressing feelings
- bereavement, grief and loss
- career changes, redundancy
- depression, negative feelings
- life changes e.g. retirement
- loneliness, isolation
- low self-esteem
- relationship issues
- self harm
- stress, anxiety, panic
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Gestalt Counselling from the Gestalt Centre, London
Certificate in the Application of Arts in Therapy & Education from the Institute for Art in Therapy and Education
Degree in Music from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and have taught music professionally for many years
I am trained in Bereavement Counselling and worked for the Merton and Sutton Bereavement Service
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I abide by their Code of Ethics and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or physical disability
I receive regular supervision from an experienced UKCP psychotherapist and I am committed to on-going personal development as a means to deepen and develop my skills
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 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
Monday and Tuesday evenings and Tuesday afternoon
I offer face to face counselling and online counselling via Skype or Zoom
No disabled access