Welcome

  

Maybe you are experiencing difficulties in your life, or finding it hard to cope and need someone to talk to. You may also feel daunted about reaching out to ask for help and support. I hope my website will enable you to find out more about my counselling service and what you can expect if you decide to contact me. 


 

My qualifications

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 5) 

Certificate in Counselling (Level 3) 

Best Practice Certificate in Dementia Care

Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and Counselling

About me and what I offer

  

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor based in Kingston upon Thames.


 I offer a warm, supportive and non-judgemental approach. I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and client is key to the success of the counselling. I respect that everyone I see is an individual with a different starting point and needs, and will draw on different theories and techniques to meet these requirements. I offer all of my clients a safe environment to explore their concerns, with confidentiality underpinning all of our communications.


I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and, as such, I  work within their ethical framework and guidelines. If you want to find out more about this you can visit the  BACP website.  I regularly update my knowledge and skills through a variety of Continuous Professional Development opportunities. Training I have participated in this year has included Dementia Awareness, Working with clients at the end of life, Working with the Imagination, Exploring Mindfulness, dealing with loss of a baby  and working with clients with Post Traumatic Stress.


As well as seeing clients in my private practice, I also work with older clients (aged 65+) and their families at Staywell (formerly Age Concern Kingston) and with patients, carers and the bereaved at The Mulberry Centre, a cancer support centre attached to West Middlesex Hospital.