I am a BACP registered, qualified and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, offering individual counselling and couple counselling on an open-ended, long term and short term basis, in Epsom. close to Ashtead, Banstead, Cheam, Ewell, Leatherhead and Tadworth.
You might be looking for a counsellor because of a specific issue or a general feeling of something not being quite right. I provide a confidential and accepting space for you to safely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences that may be getting in the way of you feeling grounded or at ease with yourself or in your relationships.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including:
Anxiety or stress due to work or relationship problems.
Poor self-esteem and self-confidence.
Major life changes, such as the break up of a relationship, the death of a loved one, or the loss of a job.
Finding and understanding yourself, and break-out of self-defeating patterns.
Resolving concerns about sexuality or sexual or gender identity.
Dealing with and understanding the emotional effects of dyslexia.
Couple counselling, with a focus on your relationship and how you interact, and sex.
I use Relational Transactional Analysis (TA) as my main theoretical framework. It offers an accessible theory of human development, personality and social interaction. It can assist in understanding why we may be stuck in repetitive patterns of unfulfilling experiences. These ways of being-with-others have shaped our personalities and relationships which can prevent us from being autonomous, spontaneous and creative in the here and now.
I will work with you to make meaning of what is troubling you, to understand things better, by identifying their root causes. This is a collaborative process where I will provide you with a confidential, non-judgemental and a safe space to explore your inner world. I believe strongly that therapy is a two-way process between client and therapist.
I hold the belief that:
All people matter and are of value.
We all have the potential to be authentic, alive and fulfilled human beings.
Our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, our bodies and our beliefs, are deeply interlinked.
Our past has a profound influence on how we are in the present. We need to deal with the negative consequences of our experiences in order to create the conditions needed for growth and fulfilment.
We are people in relationship. Understanding and improving how we relate to others and how we relate to ourselves and our pasts is an important part of therapy.
With the help of a therapist we can increase self-awareness, which enables us to choose to make positive and lasting changes in our lives.
My counselling is LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus) and GSRD (Gender, Sexuality, Relationship Diversity) affirmative. I fully accept your sexual and gender identity and do not view these fundamental parts of you as things that need treating or changing.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I trained at the Metanoia Institute, one of the leading clinical and academic institutions for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) registration number 376997 and abide by their ethical framework.
I am also a member of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA), the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and the Metanoia Institute.
I have worked with a broad range of clients of different ages, religions, cultures, sexualities and background at the Metanoia Counselling Psychotherapy Service, Wimbledon Guild Counselling service and in private practice.
I have also have experience working at a NHS Psychiatric Hospital (acute wards) as part of a multidisciplinary team providing complex care.
I meet regularly with a clinical supervisor to review and support my work. This is standard practice and helps me to work as well as I can with you. Your name or any other identifying information is never shared, and my supervisor is bound by the same code of ethics that I am.
I attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date.
£50.00 per 50 minute session for individuals
£65.00 per 60 minute session for couples
12 weekly sessions with a specific outcome
12 - 24/40 weekly sessions for more exploratory work
Longer term weekly sessions for in-depth work without a specific length of time
A supportive and safe space to openly talk in an environment where you can reflect, think and make effective changes.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with:
Dealing with anxiety or stress
Learning to say no
Sleeping better and being able to relax
Developing self-belief and self-esteem
Difficulties at work
You may also wish to make changes in your relationships, setting new boundaries or feeling more positive about your interactions.
For more information or to book an initial telephone chat or meeting to find out if what I offer would be supportive to you, please get in touch by phone, email or the contact box below.
All contact is with me directly and any messages are kept confidential, so please feel free to leave a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Contact me on
+44 7931 390147
Worple Road, Epsom, KT18 5ED