Experience and Practice
I have been working with adults and young people in Surrey for over 11 years.
My experience includes working with the Youth Counselling Service over a period of 6 years until 2019. The YCS operates within Surrey and Borders NHS mental health trust (SABP) under Mindsight CAMHS. I have also worked long-term with adults at Petersfield Counselling Services in the areas of domestic and sexual abuse and as a bereavement counsellor at Woking Hospice.
My indoor private practice operates from my home in Witley which is close to Godalming and a short distance from Guildford and Farnham. Under current UKCP Covid guidelines, face to face counselling and psychotherapy sessions are now possible indoors, or if you would prefer can still take place either by phone or video call.
I also offer an ecopsychotherapeutic perspective for which there is further information on the website. This can be integrated into my person-centred practice and takes place both indoors and outdoors.
Areas of Experience:
Abuse - domestic and sexual
Fear and isolation
Bereavement and loss
Living with illness
Separation and divorce
Challenges of being a young adult
Impact of mental health issues within families
I am committed to lifelong learning and development both in my professional field and in my personal life, attending experiential and theoretical trainings and workshops on a regular basis. My practice is increasingly body-oriented and informed by findings in neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, particularly within the fields of trauma and shame. I practice yoga and meditation, spend as much time as I can outdoors and have a deepening interest in what supports and maintains our inner healing through our connection to the natural world.
I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by both the UKCP and BACP codes of ethics.