I'm person-centred in my way of working, using an integrative approach including psychodynamic, existential, postmodern and cognitive approaches where I feel that these may be of benefit to the client.
My experience includes setting up private practices in Surrey and Norfolk, seeing clients with a diverse range of difficulties, and also setting up two small counselling services at agencies in Surrey, offering support to people with a visual impairment and also to those living in temporary accommodation.
I have experience and specific training of bereavement and loss, and also gambling addiction, counselling those adversely affected by problem gambling, including on a National Helpline and at a residential centre for problem gamblers in Kent, providing 12 sessions of psychotherapy to each resident.
In 2006 I received a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University/University of Surrey. This followed a Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2001 from Regent’s College, London.
In 2009 I received a Certificate in Professional Development in Gambling, Problem Gambling and Counselling from the University of Salford, Centre for the Study of Gambling, in conjunction with GamCare. That same year I became a full member of the Surrey Counselling & Psychotherapy Initiative (SCPI), a group of around sixty therapists providing mutual support and professional development to members.
I'm a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure. Copies of these documents can be found on the BACP website.