Qualifications and Experience
I am a qualified UKCP registered clinical psychotherapist and counsellor. I have a Post-Graduate Clinical Diploma in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy. My studies took place at the Metanoia Institute in London and I am currently undertaking research in order to complete my MSc in May 2020.
I have been counselling in Surrey for 8 years and am currently part-time employed in an NHS youth counselling service which offers short-term counselling to 12 - 24 year olds. The service operates within the Surrey and Borders mental health trust (SABP) under Mindsight CAMHS.
I also run a private practice from my home in Witley which is close to Godalming and a short distance from Guildford and Farnham. I have a comfortable room and can also work outside, offering a walking-talking therapy in the countryside near to my home.
Previous experience includes working with the Youth Counselling Service for several years as a placement counsellor before joining the team . I also have a wide range of experience in working long-term with adults at Petersfield Counselling Services and as a bereavement counsellor at Woking Hospice.
My particular interest lies in the support and healthy development of young people and also working with trauma, bereavement and loss.
Counselling experience includes working with:
Anxiety disorders including generalised, social anxiety and panic attacks, OCD
Bereavement, pre-bereavement and loss
Challenges of adolescence
Trauma and post traumatic stress (PTSD)
I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a student member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by both the UKCP and BACP codes of ethics.