- Phone number
- 00 44 7502 210890
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I am available to see clients 8am-7pm Monday to Friday.
About me and my therapy practice
For the time being, I am offering online counselling. I find that meeting online offers most of the benefits of face-to-face and that those people who are at first wary of meeting online soon find they forget we are not ‘face to face’, with some preferring the online experience.
I decided to train as a counsellor after I had benefitted from having counselling myself. Since then, I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS and for Kingston Council, before setting up my own private practice based in Coulsdon, Surrey.
I am a fully trained Rewind therapist for the treatment of PTSD and am trained in the use of mindfulness. In addition, I have experience helping people with OCD and addiction issues (alcohol, eating, sex, the internet). There is a link on my website to reviews I have written on some good books and films on these subjects, including on adoption, which I have a particular interest in as an adopted person myself.
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)
Issues arising from boarding school (Boarding School Survivors and Dorset Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Addiction (The Meadows, Arizona and KeyStone Centre, Pennsylvania)
Mindfulness (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
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited