Counsellor, Dip. Couns, MBACP
How I work
More information about how I work, my qualifications and therapies offered
About me and how I work
I am a qualified, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)-registered, person-centred counsellor working in Ewell Village, Epsom. I offer a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, safe space within which we can work together in confidence to help you to identify, explore, process and understand the issues that are troubling you.
My aim is to work with you to understand things from your perspective – to learn what your world is like for you, and what you are like as a unique individual – and to offer you support and guidance as you endeavour to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and recognise how you can make positive changes in your life. I aim to help you identify the specific issues that are troubling you and work with you to resolve them. Together we can explore your concerns, allow you to process any difficult thoughts or emotions, help to put your worries and fears into perspective, and enable you to feel better able to cope and in more control of your life. Through our counselling work together, we can help you develop ways to manage the feelings and behaviour you are having difficulties with, improve your awareness of why you do the things you do/feel the way you feel, increase self-esteem/confidence, and increase your personal effectiveness.
As a person-centred counsellor I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship is key to healing. I, therefore, work to build trust, mutual respect and the desire to work in partnership during my sessions, supporting, respecting and valuing my clients as I do so. I do this in a caring, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental safe setting where clients can feel thoughtfully and sensitively listened to, and that their stories have been effectively heard.
The focus of the counselling in my sessions is whatever is most important for the client – what they want to work on, or what they feel they need support with. I work alongside my clients to help them bring about the changes they would like to see in their life, at a pace determined by them.
I tailor my approach to each individual client’s needs. While primarily using a person-centred approach, I also draw on aspects of other therapeutic perspectives, such as CBT, to provide support in a way that is individual to a client’s needs. For further information about the different therapeutic perspectives, please click here.
I have worked with people who have come to therapy for many different reasons, and have had the opportunity to support those who have needed help from varied age groups, cultural, social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. I am open to working with clients for different lengths of time, being guided by clients’ wishes. We can work out together what will work best for you. I see my role as working alongside a client for as long as they find it useful and supportive.
I am happy to talk with you to see if you think I may be able to help, and we can decide together if I am the right counsellor for you.
Qualifications and therapies offered
• Registered Member of BACP, (the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
• CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
• NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
• NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
• NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills
• Humanistic therapies
• Person-centred therapy
• Some cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
• Some phenomenological therapy
• Some existential therapy
For more information about the different therapies offered please click here
As well as working in private practice, I also provide counselling for patients in an NHS environment.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to its Ethical Framework. A copy of these standards can be found on the BACP website at www.bacp.co.uk.
I am fully committed to my on-going personal development and attend regular training events to update myself on current practise in counselling.
As part of my on-going professional and personal development, and to ensure I work ethically and within the law, I receive regular supervision with an accredited supervisor who supports and monitors my work.
I hold full professional liability insurance.