- Phone number
- 07495 267944
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am here to work alongside you. When things do not feel right, we all need to take time to understand what is happening, to think and talk things through. Many people find this just too difficult with friends and family, however being with a Counsellor, who is objective and does not know you, can enable you to move forward.
You have a particular and special way of looking at the world and, whatever you eventually choose to do differently, needs to make sense, and fit with that view. My Counselling is about working with you personally and with what you bring to sessions so that you can manage your life in a way that works for you. As an Integrative therapist drawing on different approaches, we can choose and adapt what will suit you best.
I see couples and individuals privately. My experience includes working with people who see their lives as flat and dull, full of conflict or maybe they feel overwhelmed. Difficulties can include communication, addiction, depression, anxiety, loss, anger, abuse, isolation, exclusion, lack of self-esteem or relationships issues. Whatever the situation there is always a way of doing things differently and we work together to explore what those look like for you.
Couples Counselling looks to strengthen your relationship: whether you are having particular difficulties currently or are seeking ways to deepen your connection. Sometimes Counselling can also help couples to part more easily. If you are considering Couples Counselling, both partners need to contact me directly so that I know this is what you both want, and I have permission to get in touch.
It is vital that the Counselling relationship will work for you, that you feel comfortable and able to trust me. If you are considering my counselling, I suggest you come along for a session before making a decision.
I have been a Counsellor and Assessor at Catalyst, a Guildford based drug, alcohol and well-being charity, and have also counselled at YMCA in Guildford. Now choosing to offer affordable, flexible counselling, I work from an upstairs room in my home, which is calm and private. There is also easy parking just outside.
For individual clients who prefer shorter sessions, I offer a one hour initial session followed by 30 minute appointments over Zoom.
My first session
You can begin to feel comfortable talking to me and get a sense of whether my counselling will be helpful.
I will tell you a little more about how I work, and you can ask any questions you may have. We will look at what you are hoping to gain from sessions and what might have helped or hindered previously. From there I will ask for a little more background information so we can start to see whether and what support networks are in place for you. By the end of the session, we will both have a common understanding of what has brought you to Counselling and may have begun to work together.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Sexual identity, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work