I began my counselling training in 1992 whilst studying for a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling at Roehampton University. During this time I enjoyed a placement as a volunteer counsellor with Cruse Bereavement which provided me with a solid foundation on which my subsequent career has been shaped and grown and continues to inform my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
I attained my degree in 1995 and then embarked on a Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Kingston College in Kingston upon Thames in Surrey.
Whilst working towards my Diploma I was engaged in my own personal therapy for the duration of the course and this not only allowed me to gain insights and greater self- awareness but it also gave me the invaluable experience of what it is like to be in the ‘client's’ chair.
Shortly after qualifying in 1998 I was offered the post of Staff Counsellor at Epsom General Hospital where I have worked for the past 15 years. The work here has been extremely varied with staff presenting with a variety of issues from bereavement and depression to work-related stress and anxiety. During this time I have also built up my private practice working from home near Leatherhead and one day a week from a consulting room in Wimbledon SW19. In addition to the above, for a number of years now, I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as counsellor in a multi-disciplinary team of therapists at Fetcham Health Care.
My counselling experience covers such issues as:
- Relationship Problems
- Low Self Esteem
- Sexual Abuse
- Work Related Issues
- MBACP Accredited – An Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling (1995)
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
I regularly attend seminars and workshops as part of my Continuing Professional Development and have Supervision twice a month as a mandatory requirement of the BACP.
My practice in Bookham is within one mile of Leatherhead town centre and within easy reach of Fetcham, Cobham, Stoke D’Abernon, Ashtead, Dorking, East and West Horsley and Guildford.
If you now feel you would like to contact me without obligation, to either arrange an appointment or to discuss or clarify anything with me please do call me on either 07711 047205 or 01372 458103. Alternatively you may me.
For more detailed information about the practicalities of coming to see me please visit my Contact Me page.