About

HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE!

Do you have something you need to talk over, or does life feel generally out of balance?  Do your relationships  need support?

ABOUT ME

I’m a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor with over 20 years of experience and have a three year diploma in Person Centred Counselling (1997 Metanoia). I practice in the Kingston, Richmond and Wimbledon areas.  I’m also a qualified Counselling Supervisor, Trainer, Addictions Therapist and EMDR Practitioner. I work with individuals and with couples and I specialise in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management and building self esteem.

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, Oakdale/MHCO, WSM, WPA and Validium.

I help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Co-Dependency
  • Trauma
  • Worrying and ruminating
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • General unhappiness
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Self esteem issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Personality Disorders
  • Childhood abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Sex, sexuality and intimacy
  • Stress
  • Mid Life concerns
  • Work related difficulties

    Personal Approach

    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. More recently I trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)

    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.

    My fee is £60 per 50 minute session for individuals Some concessions are available – do ask.

    SKYPE sessions are also available – contact me for details

    Please feel free to phone or email me with any questions you may have.