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.
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
Because of the current Covid 19 situation, I am offering all of my counselling sessions online or on the telephone at present. This means I can offer counselling to you wherever you happen to live.
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 recently includes: Boarding School Syndrome - the Psychological Trauma(s) of "Privileged" children; Breaking the Cycle of the Past: Helping clients address the Impact of Inter and Transgenerational Trauma; Existential therapy; 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 ran a counselling service at Staywell (formerly Age Concern Kingston), delivering counselling to adults of all ages (and their carers) dealing with the impact of illness, bereavement, isolation and related issues for some years. I worked for many years with patients, carers and the bereaved at The Mulberry Centre, a cancer support centre attached to West Middlesex Hospital.