- Phone number
- 07594 984250
Seeing clients Monday through Wednesday
Online and Face to Face
About me and my therapy practice
Surrey/Berkshire Counselling Service
There are various factors that contribute to the way we think, feel, and behave. Taken together they can produce symptoms of sadness, depression, anxiety, fear, stress, helplessness, hopelessness, anger, or frustration. Counselling can provide the support that you need.
I believe that healing comes through relationships. Working together we will craft a therapy that is informed by both my awareness and experience of ideas and practices from a wide range of different therapeutic approaches and your life experiences, abilities and personal resources. This framework creates an atmosphere of discovery and a positive approach to therapy that will help to reduce symptoms, open up choices and provide new possibilities for you.
I emigrated from the United States with my family in 2009. I earned my Diploma of Higher Education in Theology and Counselling from The London School of Theology and my Post Qualification Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Skills from the Grove, in London. I received a Certificate of Completion in Somatic Trauma Therapy from Trauma expert Babette Rothschild. I am trained to teach the 8 week Mindfulness Now Course.
I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Before Counselling I had a twenty-year career in Business, worked in Ministry, and as a Life Coach. I accept AXA PPP insurance and am part of the Healthassured EAP Network.
Somatic Trauma Therapy is grounded in the belief that the therapist working with trauma must become familiar with many theories, techniques and models so that therapy will be tailored to the needs of the individual client. This method uses both traditional and alternative theories of PTSD including those developed by: Bessel van der Kolk, Judith Herman, M.D; the Bodynamic Institute,; and Peter Levine, Ph.D.
Mindfulness is based on scientific principles that teach how to move from doing mode into being mode. This allows you to be fully engaged with the present and not become caught in thoughts of the past or the future. In being mode your brain and body can rest and repair. Mindfulness can help with many physical and emotional disorders.
Solution-focused coaching is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual's current resources and future hopes. This can help them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.
Continuous Professional Development; Biblical Counselling, Waverly and REMA models, Somatic Trauma Therapy, Baby Loss and Miscarriage, Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, Addiction, Dissociate Disorder, Preventing Loneliness in Later Life, Working with Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Online Therapy, Teleheath for Mental Heath Professionals, Working Online, Child Sexual Abuse, Nutrition and Mental Health
My theoretical approach is Integrative, Relational, Creative, CBT, Somatic. I do Short term Solution focused Therapy. I work with individuals age 18 and over. I have experience working with Expat Community as well as Law Enforcement, Protection, and Intelligence Officers.
My first sessionThere is no charge for the initial session, I believe it is important that you feel we are a good fit before we begin therapy. In that initial meeting I will share with you how I work and what to expect in counselling, we will discuss a general idea of what you are experiencing and how we will work together. If that feels right for you, we will then contract for 6 sessions. After the 6 sessions we will do a review and plan together for the next 6 sessions or begin to work toward an ending.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work