- Phone number
- 07530 024609
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
I have sessions available Monday-Friday throughout the day and evening.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified and experienced humanistic counsellor with a First Class Honours Degree in Counselling and a certificate in Coaching. I have been practicing as a counsellor since 2010 and volunteered in both local and national charities during my training.
I work in a confidential, understanding and non-judgemental way, creating a safe and trusting environment for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, behaviours and goals whilst respecting your uniqueness. I aim to create awareness and choice for you to experience a happier and more satisfying way of living.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework. I am insured and undertake regular supervision, training and my own personal therapy.
I can work in the short term which is helpful when focusing on a single issue and in the longer term which can allow for deeper awareness to be made.
I practice from The Haven, near Rudgwick in West Sussex which is within easy access from Cranleigh, Horsham, Billingshurst, Godalming, Crawley and Guildford.
** please note that travel costs may apply for home visits and walk and talk sessions**
Counselling provides the space to explore life’s issues and events whilst developing personal awareness working with feelings, thoughts, perceptions, behaviour and beliefs. Counselling facilitates greater awareness and understanding of yourself and your issues with the aim of experiencing life in a more satisfying way
Humanistic therapy uses a holistic, non-directive and non-judgemental approach. There is an emphasis on: meaning, choice, responsibility, self-development, self-awareness and empowering you to reach your full potential.
I incorporate theories and techniques as appropriate from the following theories:
Person centred therapy, Gestalt therapy, Existential philosophy, Transactional analysis, Solution focused therapy, attachment theory and loss and bereavement.
Working creatively: sometimes it can be difficult to access thoughts and feelings. By working creatively using different media such as shells, music, dreams, art or cards to create a visual representation of issues allows alternative perspectives to emerge.
As part of my membership with the BACP I undertake 30 hours training a year. I also watch relevant TV programmes and read books throughout the year.
During 2023 I will be undertaking the following training:
Bridging the divide of psychodynamic theory (50 hours January-June)
Dissociation and DID: The fundamentals (6 hours)
Safeguarding refresher (4 hours)
I attended the following courses in 2022:
The Art and Science of Couples Therapy
Certificate in Nature Based Practice and outdoor 1st aid course
Suicide Prevention Training
Certificate in Working with Families
In previous years I have taken short course in: Solution Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis, working with young people, communication skills at end of life care, trauma and recovery, poor body esteem, mindfulness, working with attachment and depression and disordered eating.
My first session
Our first session gives us a chance to meet and see if it would be good for us to work together. You can ask any questions you may and have and I will take some details about you and your life, what you would like to explore and what you would like to achieve during your sessions.
If you don't feel I'm the right counsellor for you I can sign post you to other counsellors and organisations.
This session is charged at £25.
What I can help with
Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited