With the recent social distancing and self-isolation restrictions, face to face counselling is not possible so I offer Skype, WhatsApp and phone sessions at times to suit us both.
I offer a professional, caring and sensitive counselling service to clients in South West Surrey.
I welcome individuals (over 18) and couples. I work particularly with anxiety, stress, depression, post-natal depression, relationship issues, infidelity, anger management, coping with family issues, loss and bereavement. I focus very much on the relationship between client and therapist - a working relationship that is built on respect, trust and empowerment, within a secure and confidential environment.
I use an integrative approach to counselling which allows flexibility and enables me to find the most suitable therapy for your individual needs. This could include Psychodynamic work, Person Centred therapy, Transactional Analysis and Relational work. These are all very technical terms - but using a wide range of theories and practices, I can offer a tailor-made approach that fits your specific needs. I work in a very emphatic way and am non-judgemental.
- FdSc in Integrative Counselling, University of Greenwich
- Certificate in Couple Dynamics
- BACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist
- Current certificate in Safeguarding
- DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate
My experience includes, for example, working with Relationship Issues with individuals or couples; Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Lack of meaning or direction, Anger, Confidence Building, Divorce/Separation, Infidelity, Relationship issues, Childhood issues, Stress, Living with chronic illness, Bereavement and Loss, Trauma, Body image and helping to reach each client to reach their potential.
In the past I have volunteered as a counsellor at the Fountain Centre - a charity run to support cancer sufferers, their families and carers – based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.
I have worked within the NHS as a nurse and midwife for over ten years. This has given me extensive experience of working with people which has enhanced my work as a counsellor.
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor working within the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Code of Ethics. Find me on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists, a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.