BA (Hons), ADIP, DIP, MBACP
Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Qualifications and Training
BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD
BACP Accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD
Foundation course Regents College School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology
MBACP, Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Clinical and Professional Experience
I started my training in 2001 with a Foundation in Psychotherapy and Counselling at The Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology and completed my training with a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling at CPPD in London, one of the UK’s leading counselling training schools.
Currently I work in private practice and within the NHS for TalkPlus, offering both short and long-term counselling which also includes working with the Armed Services and their families.
I have had a number of years experience working at Equinox Drug and Alcohol Centre in London, The Priory Group and Richmond Wellbeing (part of East London NHS Foundation Trust).
I provide therapy for both adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of emotional difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, health anxiety, adjustment to loss and grief, stress management, addictions, trauma, rape, sexual abuse and relationship issues. Whilst I provide therapy for a broad range of difficulties, I specialise in depression, anxiety and addictions.
My approach is humanistic integrative, which consists of using a combination of psychodynamic, gestalt, transactional analysis, person centred and CBT modalities. I also use mindfulness technique with clients when appropriate.
I understand that coming to terms with getting help either for a recent difficult event or a past experience can be overwhelming at times. Seeing a counsellor can help to gain a greater insight and understanding of yourself and how you relate to others. Counselling can be short term focused or more long term as you work towards deeper seated issues.
In my clinical practice I always endeavour to work with clients in an empathic, collaborative and non-judgemental way and place an important emphasis in my work on learning new skills as well as utilising an individual’s existing skills. I work with clients to help examine the concerns they bring and develop greater self-awareness. With the desire to change and self-awareness of behaviour, I believe that this does account for psychological change.
When I first start working with a client, the initial session will consist of an assessment which gives the client the opportunity to discuss their situation, and agree how to best work together.
Counselling appointments are normally weekly and last for fifty minutes. A set number of sessions will be agreed at the outset, and that agreement can be reviewed at any stage.
I work in Farnham and Hindhead.