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Do you have something you need to talk over, or does life feel generally out of balance? Do your relationships need support? Have you experienced depression, anxiety or trauma? Are you troubled by feelings of low self esteem or low mood? All of the approaches I incorporate in my therapy practice are evidenced based and are endorsed by the NHS NICE guidelines for clinical excellence.
FACE TO FACE
I offer face-to-face counselling at Kingston Natural Health Centre.
Working Online And by Telephone
I can also offer the following:
Therapy by Zoom – can often be more effective than face to face therapy (University of Zurich, 2013). It also enables you to receive counselling wherever you might be and from the comfort of your own home, using your preferred format: video, audio, or live chat.
If you choose to work with me online I will use trusted and GDPR compliant technology applications in order to keep our work confidential.
If you are isolated or feeling anxious about face-to-face or video sessions for any reason, I am able to offer telephone sessions.
I’m an EMDR Accredited Practitioner, a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have over 25 years of experience and have a three year diploma in Person Centred Counselling (1997 Metanoia). I practice in Kingston upon Thames. I work with individuals and with couples and I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, bereavement, building self esteem, relationship issues and anger management.
I have worked in a variety of settings over the years including the NHS, drug and alcohol services, the voluntary sector and in private practice. I am a recognised counselling provider for several private Health Insurance Providers and Employee Assistance Programmes including Bupa, Aviva, First Assist, Capita, Health Assured, Workplace Options, CBT Clinics, Oakdale/MHCO, WSM, WPA and Validium. I was the clinical lead at Kingston Bereavement service for seven years where I was responsible for the recruitment, training and support of 24 bereavement counsellors.
I help with:
- Anger Management
- Bereavement and loss
- Complex PTSD
- Worrying and ruminating
- General unhappiness
- Loneliness and isolation
- Self esteem issues
- Relationship difficulties
- Personality Disorders
- Childhood abuse
- Domestic violence
- Sex, sexuality and intimacy
- Mid Life concerns
- Work related difficulties
My core approach to counselling is ‘Person Centred’. This kind of counselling places great emphasis on providing a safe, empathic, non-judgemental space for clients to discuss whatever is troubling them. In addition I also offer a Cognitive Behavioural Approach using practical techniques drawn from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT helps you identify and change unhelpful thoughts, patterns and behaviours. I am Accredited in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) with the EMDR UK Association. This approach is clinically proven to heal all kinds of trauma.
I am Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework. I hold professional liability insurance for my work. I am ICO registered and GDPR compliant.
You may wish to consider the words of the British Asssociation for Counselling and Psychotherapy
“Accreditation is a quality status for experienced practitioners who can demonstrate high standards of competent and ethical practice.”
My fee is £90 per 50 minute session for individuals face to face, telephone or Zoom.
Please feel free to phone or email me with any questions you may have. I can offer a 1o minute telephone call to see how we might work together.
I specialise in complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) and complex bereavement.