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MA Couns&PsychTh (MBACP)

About me

I work with children aged 4 - 12 using art and play therapy as well as traditional talking therapy with adolescents and adults. Additionally, I offer parenting support sessions for children that are too young to engage in therapy. 

Some people benefit from walk-and-talk sessions whereby we conduct the therapy whilst enjoying the beauty that Kingston has to offer.

I have worked with many issues from gender and sexuality to domestic violence, self harm, anxiety and depression.


I don’t believe that there is one method of psychotherapy that suits everyone. I believe in adapting my way of working for each client I meet.

You may feel that you want to work short-term on a specific aspect of your life. You may feel that you want to take time to look back on your early life experiences or you may not know where to start or where you are going. Whatever your situation is, I will do my best to see the world as you do and, where possible, offer you an alternative perspective.

Often we get lost in diagnostic terms when often to issue is just that you feel sad and need a space to speak freely and gain an understanding of where you are and where you might be able to go.

When working with children I follow a similar, child led session using various mediums such as sand tray, paints and drawing. Children have an innate ability to process through play and I do my best to facilitate this. Please keep in mind that some family work is often required.

I'm happy to offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to address any queries.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA counselling and psychotherapy (Regents University)

PGdiploma Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy (CCPE)

Certificate Counselling & Psychotherapy

Experience working with the Jewish community as well as many other demographics struggling with -

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief
  • Bereavement
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Bullying
  • Sexuality
  • Religious conflict
  • Panic
  • Family conflict

Sometimes there isn't a diagnostic word for your struggle, maybe you're just feeling sad and need someone to confide in. Often the difference between talking to friends and talking to a therapist is a friend will say "yes I've felt that too and this is what I did" and a therapist will simply say "I hear how much you're struggling" and allow you to expand upon your experience.

Member organisations

BACP

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£90.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£90, lower fees sessions available depending on circumstances.

Further information

If you're reading this then perhaps you feel unhappy or overwhelmed. I encourage you to try a session to see if we can work together.

I like to think of psychotherapy as a space for us to think aloud together. In your first session it's likely that I'll ask a few questions to see what's brought you to counselling but on the whole, it's a space for you to use as you wish.

I always ask that you have a think after our session about if I am the right person for you. It is a relationship like any other and it's important that the chemistry is right and you feel comfortable with me.

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families

Key details

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

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Zoom

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