Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS16-02902
Prior to training as a counsellor and therapist, I worked in demanding, high-stress environments and understand work-related stress and pressures of chasing work-life balance.
A series of major, personal life-changing events led to conclude that I wanted to train professionally in approaches I found personally beneficial. And that I wanted to draw on my personal and professional experience to work dynamically with people who wish to make positive life changes.
With my experience, comes a level of humanity and understanding that cannot be taught by textbooks alone.
I practice online and face to face in Godalming, Surrey and Billingshurst, West Sussex.
Please see my website for more details.
- Qualifications & ExperienceMNCS (Acc), MBACP, HPD, GHR Reg, GCHP
I am a British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Registered and National Counselling Society (NCS) Accredited Counsellor specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. I hold the NCS accredited Diploma in CBT/REBT, Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapy (with Distinction), having trained with the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in London, where I now also teach.
In mindfulness, I trained with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University and follow the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. I am trained in both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I have a strong personal daily mindfulness practice and incorporate mindfulness teaching in 1-1 therapy where appropriate as well as offering mindfulness courses and workshops.
I hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), the nationally recognised qualification jointly accredited by the NCH (National Council of Hypnotherapists) and NCFE (National Council of Further Education). I am also qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.
I hold an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited Diploma in Personal Transformational Coaching as well as a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coaching and NLP Practitioner.
- What I can help with
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Languages Spoken