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IT'S ABOUT YOU...

I believe in the power of human connection and seek to create a warm and engaging environment based on a foundation of trust and mutual respect.  

I seek to understand each person’s own individual experience and adapt my approach to best suit each client.  As an integratively trained practitioner I draw upon many therapeutic approaches.  Whilst appreciating that the past plays an important role in the development of our patterns of behaviour, I am also able to utilise cognitive behavioural techniques to help clients cope better with everyday life.  It is about finding what is right for you.   In addition to counselling I am also able to work in a coaching capacity where I adopt a psychotherapeutic approach to facilitate a deeper level of understanding and self awareness.

I work with adults and specialise in anxiety, work-based stress, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, chronic health conditions, life transitions and sexual abuse, although this list is not exhaustive.  I have experience within a variety of settings, including the NHS.  In addition to my private practice I am currently a volunteer counsellor at The Mulberry Centre, providing support to people impacted by cancer.  I have spent over 20 years working within a corporate environment in the field of people development and I continue to do so.  This experience, combined with periods spent overseas, are often valuable in my therapeutic work as I find it deepens my understanding of the many challenges faced in the modern day world. 

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.  In addition I am a member of BACP Coaching, a member of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.  I undertake regular continuous professional development and training to advance my knowledge and expertise.

My private practice is in Teddington and Hampton Hill although I can offer alternative locations as required.