I am a professionally trained integrative therapeutic counsellor, drawing on a range of approaches to best suit the needs of each client. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework . I am committed to providing the best service I can to all of my clients and am supported by supervision to ensure my practice is safe and current.
I also counsel young people aged 16 -19 at a local college, supporting a wide range of emotional mental health issues including anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, depression and self-harm.
How I Work
I work in central Farnham with adults and young people from all backgrounds over the age of 16, for one to one counselling.
Being trained integratively means that I work in a flexible way, drawing on several different counselling theories to best meet the needs of each client. I aim to offer you a safe, warmly empathic and non-judgemental space in which you can talk openly and freely.
I will not give you advice and I cannot tell you what you should do, but you will be heard, accepted and supported to explore whatever you wish to bring to counselling. There is no quick fix and sometimes perseverance and commitment is needed, but working together in an open and honest way supports emotional healing, the possibility of change and awareness of different choices.
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Psychology
Additional Training and Certification
Working in Palliative Care
Working with Loss and Grief
Introduction to Eating Disorders
Enhanced DBS certificate
To continue my professional development, I am completing my final year of a Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Counselling.
Before training to become a counsellor I spent many years working in the education sector, both state and independent, in HR administration and training. I realised that people were far more important to me than numbers, and that I needed to make a change and re-train for a career that I had long felt both connected to and passionate about. It is a privilege to sit alongside my clients and be part of their journey, and each of them shapes who I am and how I work.
Working Creatively....something different
Sometimes finding the right words to express our feelings can be very difficult so I also work creatively if you would like to. This can involve using for example, stones, shells or drawing, but I am always led by you and what you would like to do. I have found that working creatively can be a very useful part of counselling, providing insights into subconscious feelings, thoughts and emotions and I enjoy using creativity to support the counselling process.