Does life feel like one struggle after another? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, having problems with your relationships, or perhaps you're relying too much on alcohol to get by?
Whatever the problem, there's no need to suffer alone.
My aim is to make you feel safe, heard and understood. I will listen to you in a warm and non-judgemental way and work with you to make life better for you.
I know it's a big step to come to counselling, so we can have a chat on the phone first to get to know each other.
Issues I can help with include:
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I abide by their Code of Ethics.
Contact me for a free confidential chat:
t: 07906 576167
I promise I will get back to you!
I work in two locations:
Chessington - The Surrey Centre for Natural Health, 9a Mansfield Road, Chessington, KT9 2PJ. Free street parking.
Times: Mon-Fri: 8am to 7pm.
Surbiton - 96 Ditton Road, Surbiton KT6 6RH. Free parking in road opposite.
Times: Tues 8-10am, Wed 5-7pm.
You can pay by:
How many sessions will I need?
This depends on how complex the issues are that you're facing. Many people find an improvement in 6 to 12 sessions.
How long is a counselling session?
Each session is 50 minutes. You usually come on the same day and at the same time, although I always aim to fit in with your schedule.
What's the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Generally speaking counsellors see people for a shorter time (up to 12 weeks) than psychotherapists, who may see clients for many months, sometimes years.
Can you read my mind?
No! People sometimes think counsellors can read minds. We can't! Counsellors encourage you to talk openly about your worries, fears and concerns. They don't offer advice, but instead will help you to gain a better understanding of yourself so that you have a happier life.
I don't have much money, can you help?
I know it can be hard to afford private counselling, so I do offer reduced fees for people on low incomes (eg unemployed, students, retired). Please contact me to discuss your situation.
t: 07906 576167
I spent over 20 years in the fast-paced world of Public Relations and Journalism, working in London PR consultancies. Eventually I burnt out and took a career break to study for a university degree. I then worked in mental health, setting up and running a number of service user groups in mental health and addictions. I have also worked as a tutor at the University of Surrey. My own mental health issues led me to receiving many years of therapy. It was this that sparked my interest in training to be a counsellor.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a change in legislation about how I collect and store information about you. I am registered with the IOC (Information Commissioner’s Office) which means I have agreed what information about you I collect and how I use it. Their register is available to the public and you can access it here: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/what-we-do/register-of-fee-payers/