- Phone number
- 00 44 7502 210890
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I am available to see clients 8am-8pm Monday to Friday.
About me and my therapy practice
For the time being, I only offer online or telephone counselling. I find that online counselling offers most of the benefits of face-to-face counselling and that clients who were at first wary of meeting online soon find they forget we are not ‘face to face’, with some clients preferring the online experience. I work with a variety of apps, including Zoom, Skype and Facetime. For some, the telephone is the best option, particularly if this is only way that you are able to maintain your privacy.
I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS and for Kingston Borough Council before setting up my own private practice based in Epsom, Surrey.
I am a fully trained Rewind therapist for the treatment of PTSD. I also have training in issues arising from boarding-school education, and in the use of mindfulness for stress management. In addition, I have experience helping people with OCD and addiction issues (alcohol, eating, sex, the internet); and, as an adopted person myself, helping people process their experience of adoption and explore how these feelings and perceptions fit into their lives. There is a link on my website to reviews I have written on some good books and films on these subjects.
What to expect
My training as an integrative counsellor means that I aim to fit my approach to your individual needs. This may involve exploring how patterns of behaviour from your past affect your present life. Understanding how this happens can be an empowering experience. Or you may wish to focus on a specific issue in your life without going into your past.
I aim to create a safe place in which you feel really listened to and all aspects of your life experience are honoured. Counselling provides the opportunity for you to spend dedicated time on yourself, exploring your feelings and perceptions with my support.
Visit my website if you would like to view a short video in which I tell you about my approach to counselling.
Training, qualifications and experience
First-class Honours degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University.
Rewind Therapy training for PTSD (International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy)
Workshops run by Boarding School Survivors; and Continued Professional Development on boarding-school education (Dorset Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Addiction workshops run by the Meadows, Arizona and KeyStone Centre, Pennsylvania
Mindfulness training for counsellors (Dialogue Consultancy).
My first session
The first session is a chance for you to see how you feel working with me. I will invite you to tell me what brings you to counselling, and to give me some background about your life. I suggest that clients have 24 hours to think over their decision whether to continue the counselling. As with other sessions, the first session lasts 50 minutes and costs £50.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Gestalt, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited