I am a BACP accredited Humanistic counsellor trained in the Person-centred approach. This type of counselling means we work with what’s going on for you in the ‘here and now’ but not neglecting, nor dismissing, the fact that we are made up of our life’s past experiences.
I am an empathetic, compassionate and professional counsellor offering a safe and non-judgemental space. My warm, calm nature will allow you to be heard fully and openly. I strongly believe that you are the expert in your life, not me. I don’t offer solutions but rather I am the co-pilot in our therapeutic relationship, helping you navigate your way through your thoughts and gently challenging you in a way that will give you a greater understanding of what is going on for you.
I am also passionate about supporting those who have been bereaved. I have trained with the national bereavement charity, Cruse, and worked within a cancer charity supporting patients and their families process their emotions through a diagnosis.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their 2018 Ethical Framework.
It is completely understandable that taking that first step to seeing a counsellor can feel daunting, which is why my holding of your emotions starts from the second we speak. Working at a deep relational level, my focus is on building a trusting relationship to support our work together. Without trust and connection, the work will only go so far. It is the relationship and the connection which starts the healing process.
People come to me for help with a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:
Grief, loss or bereavement
Problems with confidence or self-esteem
Loss of identity
Issues relating to sexuality
Difficulties at work
Problems with family
Feelings of stress or anxiety
Trauma and post-traumatic stress
I work from a private office located in Farnham, Surrey. I will provide location details when we arrange our counselling sessions.
In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer telephone counselling and online sessions for clients throughout the UK via Zoom.
The relationship between client and counsellor is hugely important to the progression of the work together. For this reason, before starting your counselling, I offer a free 30 minute zoom or phone assessment. This gives you the chance to see if I'm the right counsellor for you, allows an opportunity to understand the process and helps with the decision on moving forward with counselling. After that, each session is 50 minutes long and my fee is £60 a session.