I'm a humanistically trained counsellor and psychotherapist, also referred to as a 'talking therapist'. I work integratively with Person Centered, Existential & Gestalt approaches. No one size fits all and I tailor my approach to each individual.
I strongly believe that each and every one of us has the capacity to make changes in our lives and we often aren't aware of our own strengths. We aren't 'fixed' in our behaviours and beliefs and can grow and make changes if we committed to do so. By working side by side with a therapist, clients can facilitate shifts in awareness and recognise well established (and often unhelpful) patterns of behaviour. With this raised self awareness clients realise changes can be made and the opportunity for making new choices becomes apparent. Having faced my own challenges and formed an authentic relationship with my therapist I experienced first hand the power of an empathic, caring, non judgemental and safe space to explore my feelings. My aim is to offer a similar experience to you.
For the last few years I have been volunteering with Release Counselling in Surbiton and worked with a wide range of clients from many backgrounds, with a broad spectrum of life experiences. I am committed to professional and personal growth through, supervision, personal reflection and continued professional development through training and regular supervision.
I have always been fascinated in human nature and behaviour and following careers in marketing and teaching I retrained to be a counsellor.
I am a member of the BACP and am guided by and work within their Ethical Framework.
Qualifications & Professional Memberships
* Member of the BACP
* FdSc Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy from Greenwich University
* Post Graduate Certificate in Education from King Edward's College, Winchester
* BSc Hons Degree in Psychology from UCL, London