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About Me

Some 24 years ago I found myself unsatisfied with life.  I had  a successful career in marketing but I realised that I had somehow lost my direction and passion. I began seeing a counsellor to explore some issues and to embark upon a journey of self discovery. As my values, feelings and frame of reference slowly changed I became more interested in therapeutic work and enrolled on a course to train in counselling. I completed the three year Metanoia Diploma in Person Centred Counselling in 1996.

Training, Qualifications and Experience

I now have 20 years of counselling experience and in that time I have worked for numerous organisations in the public and private sectors. These include Kingston Women’s Centre, Hounslow Youth Counselling, Sutton Drug and Alcohol Recovery Team, Alcohol Counselling and Prevention Services, Cranstoun Drug Services and Twickenham Counselling Partnership as counsellor, trainer and counselling supervisor.

I am currently the Clinical Lead and Adult Service Coordinator at Kingston Bereavement Service as well as holding a private counselling practice.

I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Assocation for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework. This means I have a wealth of experience and more importantly that you will be in safe hands.  I hold professional liability insurance for my work.

I am a recognised counselling provider for several health insurance companies.

In addition to the above I have certificates in

Theory and Practice of Counselling Supervision (Metanoia)
Choosing to Change (Cognitive Behavioural Approach)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (Solution Focused Brief Therapy Centre)
Working with Personality Disorders
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)
Motivational Interviewing
Loss and Bereavement
Node Link Mapping
Risk Assessment
Working with Vulnerable Adults
Working with Couples
Clinical Governance
Conducting Comprehensive Assessments
Recovery in Clinical Practice

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

How much does it cost?

At our first session, you will get an idea of how I work. After that, you can decide whether you want to return for further sessions.

My fee is £60 per 50 minute session for individual counselling. I suggest we work for 6 weekly sessions then review. We can then decide if further sessions would be helpful to you.

Couples sessions cost £80 for 50 minute session up to a maximum of 6 sessions. Payment is by cash or cheque.