I have been providing a professional counselling service for over twenty years, and having had a rich experience of life and the challenges it can bring to bear on mental health, I have some insight as to what many of us go through.
I believe that counselling is like any other good relationship it needs to be built on trust and respect without fear of challenge. I will try my hardest to help you navigate the relationships, challenges and trauma that life has given you. The complexities of your life are unique to you and together we can find the answers and unearth what is right for you, helping you to learn to work through, and ultimately resolve what is causing you pain or making your life difficult.
I have counselled many hundreds of individuals and couples, providing a safe space to talk and work through the emotional issues and health problems life can present.
Alongside my private practice I have been running Surrey’s biggest independent mental health charity since the end of the 90's, and have amassed a great deal of experience in helping adults who have mental health problems.
I aim to work with a small number of people providing them with honesty, where appropriate - challenge, alongside support and empathy.
“Now you have read all this you are hopefully one step closer to seeking the help you need, if
you have any questions prior to making an appointment please feel free to call or email me.
Otherwise, I would be happy to book a preliminary session for you to discover if this is the right course of action for you"
Training, qualifications & experience
Additional courses completed post original qualifications:
*Clients presenting with low self-esteem and self-image
*Going through loss
*Solution Focused Brief Therapy
*Alcohol and drug awareness
*Understanding eating disorders
*Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder
*Working with adolescence
*Dealing with anger in the counselling relationship
*Understanding and working with Paedophiles
*Mentalisation for Borderline Personality Disorder
*Transference and countertransference in supervision
*Thinking about the couple in individual work
*Trans diagnostic issues in anxiety & depression - perfectionism, procrastination & avoidance
*Essential supervision skills (British Psychology Society Approved)
*Teaching clients Mindfulness 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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£75.00 per session
Individual £75.00 per hour and couples £95.00 per hour
Monday - Friday 8am - 6.00