Qualifications and Experience
I have been volunteering, training and working as a Counsellor since 2006. I have a foundation Degree in Integrative Humanistic Counselling with Greenwich University. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) which validates me as a competent and ethical practitioner where I am bound by their ethical framework. To find out more about the BACP just click here
My counselling background comes from working with the NHS, CRUSE Bereavement Care and the Samaritans. I currently see clients at my private practice in Chertsey .
I am experienced in supporting individuals of all backgrounds, sexual orientation, race and ethnicities. I offer support in such areas as
- Abuse (Verbal and Physical)
- Cultural Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Loss of any kind (Bereavement, Hope, Friendship, Relationship, Career, Freedom, Purpose, Miscarriage, Menopause, Termination)
- Low Self-Esteem
- Post-Natal Depression
- Self Harm
As a professional I am commited to developing my knowledge and skills. I regularly attend workshops and seminars.
As an ethical practitioner I am required to receive regular supervision from a registered accredited supervisor who also adheres to the BACP code of ethics. The purpose of regular supervision is to maintain a professional standard of working and to ensure client and counsellor safety.
Keeping trust and respecting my clients autonomy are fundamental to our therapeutic relationship. If a situation arises where it is legally or ethically necessary to breach confidentiality I would endeavour to discuss this with you first.