You have decided to make some positive changes in your life and had the courage to reach out and seek support. I am an experienced professional with a passion for helping people. Contacting me could be the starting point for healing and move forward. As we near the end of the year and the start of a new year, what do you need to be different?
You have decided to make some positive changes and had the courage to reach out and seek support. I can help you.
I can help you develop resilience and personal growth and a sense of choice and control about how you move forward. We will discover your goals and review our work frequently to ensure it meets your needs and expectations.
I consistently see tangible and life-changing results during my work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds with a diverse range of challenging life experiences. I offer a range of counselling approaches to provide the right support to meet your individual needs.
Whilst it can feel daunting to share things for the first time, you may find a sense of relief by getting things off your chest. We will work at a pace which feels safe and comfortable enough for you. I will also challenge and prompt where needed and make observations and reflections to encourage links, insights, and ‘lightbulb’ moments. This can help you understand yourself more, become self-aware and develop a better relationship with yourself and others around you. When you open up and let another person really see you, the transformation starts in how you see yourself and how you relate to others.
Life direction, purpose and goals
Feeling lost, overwhelmed or stuck
Confidence and self-esteem
Loss of home, job, status, finances, friendships
Suicide attempts / suicidal thoughts, or as a carer, friend or relative
Feeling isolated or disconnected
Addictions - alcohol, sex, porn, narcotics, weed
Feeling isolated or disconnected
Short term health conditions/injury
Long term illness including Cancer, Fibromyalgia, MS, Long-covid
I work with adults over 18 yrs. I am inclusive to all backgrounds, faiths and gender identities. If you are facing a problem or difficulty in your life, or wants to understand yourself better or wants to improve your overall sense of well-being and contentment with who you are. In a recent study by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), over half the people in the UK have had or know someone who has accessed therapy to help them with difficulties at some point in their life. More and more people are realising it is good to talk and get support when needed.
Yes. I am here and ready to listen, with warmth, caring and without judgement. We can be explore different ways to share so that you can open up in a way that you feel most comfortable with, whether that is telling me directly, or using drawing or other materials to help you express yourself. We work safely towards finding a narrative for your experiences so that we can work with them and lessen their impact. You do not need to take care of me by editing what you say, which may help you 'get it out'.
An important part of my role is to create a safe space so that you can develop trust, open up, and share what you need to. I take this responsibility seriously and will not discuss what you share with me with anyone else unless I am required to do so either ethically or legally. As a Senior Accredited Member of the main governing body for counselling in the UK (BACP), I adhere to a professional code of ethics which includes strict rules about confidentiality. I will explain this more fully when we meet and it is in our counselling agreement so it is clear.
I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of life issues. Your experiences are unique to you - no-one else has seen them or felt them like you have. However, recognising that others may have gone through something similar, in their own way, can help remind you that you are not alone and that you, too, can recover and move forward. Let's work together on the things that are troubling you.
Each session is 50 minutes.
Fees are from £70 per session. I offer a free introductory 15-minute call to talk about the kind of support you are looking for, how I can help and to arrange your initial counselling session.
We can meet and work together as long as we both feel it is helpful, whether that is for a few sessions, a few weeks, months or years. We work towards goals and improvements in your life and everyone has different factors to take into account. These may be the nature of the issues you are bringing to therapy, how much time, energy and cost you can commit to, and the type of therapy that you try. Short-term therapy may be for a period of 6-12 sessions, and longer term therapy can be more open-ended. We will build reviews into our work together, so we know where we are and make sure you are getting what you need.
Yes. I am registered with these Insurance Providers as an Affiliate Practitioner; AXA, Vitality, Aetna, Allianz, Aviva, Cigna, WPA. Please ask about fees as these are slightly different to account for necessary admin and invoicing. Please let me know the pre-authorisation code from your insurer so I can invoice them directly.
Yes, I work online via Zoom (using a password protected link), WhatsApp or FaceTime, by telephone and in-person. Working online is effective and convenient and offers flexibility. How would you like to meet?
All enquires are answered within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.
All contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.
A minimum of 48 hours notice is needed if you need to change or cancel a session, otherwise the full session fee is due. This does not apply to scheduled changes or holidays. This enables me to manage appointments effectively and avoids appointments being unused. Appointments need to be used to achieve the full benefit from counselling. It is important to attend each week as consistency and regularity of sessions provides the best chance of a successful outcome. If I am on holiday, unwell, or it is a bank holiday, there is no charge.
We can meet for sessions online or by telephone, or in-person at my practice location in Godalming - a comfortable and private first-floor consultation room with bathroom facilities.
My practice is located in Godalming, which is convenient for the surrounding areas of Farncombe, Milford, Binscombe, Eashing, Hurtmore, Hascombe, Hambledon, Bramley, Shalford, Shamley Green, Wonersh, Farnham, Guildford, Cranleigh, Woking, Farnham and Dorking. A3 is 8 minutes drive. Parking and train station 1 minute walk.
Counselling Session: £70 - 50 mins - Free 15 min introductory call.
Supervision Session: £90 - 60 mins , £120 - 90 mins
Trainee Counsellor Supervision: £70 - 50 mins
I am registered with these insurance providers; AXA, Vitality, Aetna, Allianz, Aviva, Cigna, WPA. Please contact me for further details about how your counselling fees may be covered.
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"Our sessions were a big turning point for me. Meeting you gave me a safe outlet I had not felt before. It feels important to tell you that you came to me at the perfect time, in my darkest hour and I really do appreciate you being there. I can’t put my finger on it, because I just spoke and cried…a lot! But you made a difference in my life, things have shifted and I have moved forward into the career I wanted, I have found love and at last I feel like an ok parent"
"I haven't had as much feedback from other therapists as I did from you. This helped me sit back and think 'wow, I hadn't seen it like that before'. I have learned a lot about how my experiences have shaped my thinking and my way of being in the world. I now feel more accepting of myself, I can stop giving myself such a hard time"
"Thank-you so much for helping me to find myself, to find the inner strength to stand up for myself, for listening and helping me believe in myself. My outlook on life has completely changed. I finally feel free from the past that was holding me back and I have a plan"
"Thank-you so much for your time, skill and patience and all your help over the past five years, it really has made a difference to my life"
"I felt ashamed needing to come here, now I tell everyone to do it"
"This is the hardest thing I have ever done, but my life will always be better for it"
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