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 and life transitions, although this list is not exhaustive. I have experience within a variety of settings, including the NHS and The Mulberry Centre. In addition to my private practice I am currently a volunteer counsellor at Richmond Borough Mind. 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 located in Teddington, a few minutes walk from the train station, on a number of major bus routes and with ample on street parking nearby.