I want to wake up and matter, not to you, or the world but to me
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Registered Counselling Practitioner, BA(Hons), MBACP
Practice Based in Guildford, Godalming and Farnham
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist experienced in working with the main causes of emotional distress. I provide short term, long term and time limited counselling for clients facing those challenges and set backs in life that can be overwhelming such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, abuse, loss, loneliness, self harm, suicidal thoughts, anger, work related issues and relationship problems. I work from a client centred perspective adapting to the individual uniqueness of each client. I am passionate about the ability we all have to grow and to reach our potential.
I work with individuals of all ages 18 plus providing a non-judgemental, caring and safe environment to explore what is causing pain, concern or distress in your life. It is often difficult to speak openly to those we are closest to about our fears and concerns. Talking to a professional can be of great help and clients express they feel less alone when someone is alongside them experiencing their distress which can be healing in itself.
Client Centred Approach
Tomorrow is a blank page.....
The client is at the heart of therapy, it is important to create a supportive relationship built on trust and mutual respect enabling exploration at a deeper level, as a therapist accepting the client's experience with no interpretations or assumptions. At times are inner resources to heal, to change and grow can be silenced - counselling provides the opportunity to reconnect with our inner voice thus facing and solving our problems in our own unique way.
I integrate person-centred, existential and phenomenological approaches seeing each individual as unique. The main focus is on how you are feeling now giving the opportunity to explore, accept and release painful burdens and out of date feelings giving you the chance to live your life with hope and excitement for the future.
I provide face-to-face short term, time-limited or long term counselling depending on the needs and preference of the client.
I work to a strict ethical and confidential code as stated by the BACP ethical framework. I engage in professional supervision and continue to pursue on-going personal and professional development.
As well as working in private practice I work as a volunteer counsellor at the Fountain Centre, St Lukes Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, and also as a counsellor to students at Royal Holloway University. I have worked in a variety of settings, including a well-being centre where I counselled disadvantaged people with long-term mental health issues, learning disabilities and autism.
My early career in public relations and marketing was put on hold when I took a break to raise my children. During this time I was struck by how little importance we place on our mental wellbeing and wanted to become more involved in the field of mental health. Initially I trained as a listening volunteer with Samaritans before embarking on counselling training, where I discovered that my personal development and self awareness were to become essential features of my development as a therapist, thus enabling me to gain an empathic understanding of the challenges facing my clients.
Education and Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling (University of Greenwich)
FdSc Foundation Degree in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (University of Greenwich)
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
I primarily work from my Guildford practice at:
3 Paris, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, GU2 9JX
as well as from practices at: Godalming -The Lodge, Catteshall Mill, Catteshall Road, Godalming, GU7 1NJ
and: Farnham - 43 Downing Street, Farnham, GU9 7PH
My fee is £45 for a 50 minute session, with an initial free 15 minute introductory phone call.
If you would like to find out more about the services I offer or to book an initial appointment please use the contact form, email or alternatively call or text me on the number below.