I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I qualified as a Person-Centred Humanistic Counsellor in July 1995.
Whilst training, I worked for four years as a Bereavement Counsellor and have worked for a GP practice in London for 2 years, where I also ran a group on Stress Awareness as part of a Health Improvement Programme.
In 2004 I qualified as an NLP Master Practitioner. NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a powerful tool which offers ways of understanding how we human beings think, behave and can make changes.
In my private practice in North Holmwood, Dorking I see clients referred to me by several employee assistance programmes. These clients come mainly with work/life balance and stress issues, and we work together for a limited number of sessions, usually six.
I currently work at a Cancer Help Centre one day per week. I also regularly facilitate Cancer and Bereavement Support groups at the Centre. In the past I have facilitated Telephone Support groups for Breast Cancer patients on behalf of Breast Cancer Care.
I gained a Certificate in Couples counselling in 2009. In my experience, if we are willing and open to learn, we can learn so much about ourselves from being in a relationship. We enter into our intimate relationships with expectations we are not conscious of. We may project qualities onto our partner which are actually disowned/denied parts of ourselves. If we are prepared to look at ourselves and the part we are playing in our relationship problems, there is a chance we can learn, grow and develop as individuals and as a couple. I believe that our intimate relationships offer us the opportunity for personal growth on every level.
My approach to Counselling is Holistic, drawing on all my various training and experience. I believe that healing needs to take place on all levels, emotional, intellectual, psychological and spiritual.
Please do ring me on 07956 629339 if you wish to discuss any of the above or just to find out more about counselling and how I work.