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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?
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 Accredited 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:
- Anger Management
- Bereavement and loss
- Worrying and ruminating
- Eating Disorders
- 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. 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. I am ICO registered and GDPR compliant.
You may wish to consider the words of the British Asssociation for Counselling and Psuchotherapy
“Accreditation is a quality status for experienced practitioners who can demonstrate high standards of competent and ethical practice. Becoming an accredited member involves a detailed application and assessment process that takes several months to complete”
My fee is £70 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.