Qualifications & Experience
I hold an honours degree in Integrative counselling, carried out over five years and incorporating Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy models. In addition to this, I have a diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Individual, Group and Casework Supervision of Psychotherapists and other health professionals. I hold a certificate in Couple counselling awarded by marriage care and I am fully registered and accredited with both the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have a current, enhanced CRB certificate, and I have worked with adults and adolescents since 2003, and I have over twelve years experience in couple counselling work. I currently run my private practice with counselling referrals from most major insurance providers as well as working for one of the top private clinics in the UK.
Critical incident consultant
I will often provide short notice support for various organisations to enable their employees to manage and cope with Trauma. Further support is offered after the immediacy of the event in the form of onsite face to face counselling, informative workshops and training to enable organisations, employees and support staff to manage should any issues arise again.
I am lucky enough to be located in the stunning area of Churt in the Surrey Hills, regarded as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The counselling room is completely surrounded by flowers and trees of the gardens and this provides a quiet, calm and relaxed environment for clients and supervisees. The counselling room has views onto the garden pond and surrounding shrubs and plants, offering complete privacy to clients. The counselling room has its own private, separate entrance from the car park.
Walk and Talk
After working with many clients over the years it has become clear that some clients find face to face counselling indoors a daunting and overwhelming prospect. Therefore, the gardens offer a calming, energising environment in which to walk and talk or sit, surrounded by wildlife, fresh air and nature allowing talking about difficult feelings and events that bit easier. There is also opportunities to engage in walk and talk sessions at local beauty spots nearby by prior arrangement.