I am a mature person, with wide life experience, offering me insight into a diverse range of human experiences.
l trained in Petruska Clarkson’s integrative counselling model, providing me a wide range of counselling skills in my ‘toolbox’ offering me the flexibility to work with different clients, with different issues in a way which will help them most. there is no one size fits all.
My aim is to work with my clients to form a strong counselling relationship between us, building trust, honesty, and mutual respect, in order to provide an environment of open exploration into whatever is troubling you
This could be SHORT TERM counselling, for example to help reduce anxiety or stress. This would be around 4-6 sessions.
It could be LONGER TERM counselling to explore past issues which are having a negative effect on your life and happiness. This is open ended, some clients may come for 10 or 20 sessions, some may come for a year or more, everyone is UNIQUE, and so are session needs.
It could be single session therapy, which is one single longer session, which is useful for a client with a specific issue they want to talk about, and goal they want to achieve by the end. This session could last anything from 1 – 2 hours (£75)
types of therapy
Brief therapy,cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Creative therapy, Eclectic, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, play therapy, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal.
Clients I work with
over 18, Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited, single session therapy
Training and experience
FdSc Counselling - Integrative
NCFE Level 1 award in Interpersonal skills
NCFE Level 2 award in helping skills
NCFE Level 3 award in Counselling skills and theory
Diploma in Cognative Behavioural therapy ( CBT)
Diploma in couples counselling
Singles session therapy
I have an enhanced DBS certificate
3 years volunteering at the Royal Surrey hospital, counselling Cancer patients and their families.
Voluntarily work, Counselling students at a local secondary school
17 years working as a self employed holistic therapist.
Further training for continued professional development:
Mental Health First Aid
Sand Play Therapy
Working with Anxiety
NLP (neuro linguistic processing)