I trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy with the University of Roehampton, University of Surrey and Regent’s College, London.
I work face-to-face with individual clients (which can include working with creative methods), but also over the phone and online. I meet with clients experiencing quite a wide range of difficulties, facing a challenging time in their lives, for example in their relationships, with their health, feeling sometimes great stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement or loss. I’ve worked also with clients struggling with addictions (including problem gambling) and their families, and also those with a visual impairment. With each client, I explore what brings them into the therapy and is important to them, working with them to clarify what emerges and how to move forward in their lives.
I've worked in private practice for many years, and in the past as a counsellor with the YMCA in Surbiton, CRUSE Bereavement Care in North Surrey, Surrey Association for Visual Impairment (SAVI), and through Sussex Breakeven, I worked as a visiting psychotherapist to clients in residential therapy at The Gordon Moody Association gambling rehab centre in Kent. I have extensive experience of working as a telephone helpline counsellor with the London-based GamCare National Helpline, helping those affected by problem gambling, including family members.
I'm a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy), with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Roehampton University/University of Surrey).
I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate dated April 2018.
For a chat or an appointment, please call 01692 558725 or send me an email.
Time and space
Weekly counselling sessions offer time and space to talk through what is happening with an impartial trained counsellor. It's an opportunity to make sense of things and be supported at what may be a difficult or challenging time. It can help to talk with someone and be heard attentively, non-judgementally and with empathy.
How I can help
I aim to help you explore further what is important, perhaps open up new possibilities, and provide clarification of what emerges. Self-awareness often improves through the process and learning how to cope and live in a different way. It may be that you come to understand yourself and your experiences better, or can look to develop your potential in some way.