"I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become" - Karl Jung
The goal of therapy is to improve your overall mental health, which can impact many aspects of your life. Therapy is one of the first steps towards addressing and healing from any mental health issue; anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues, addiction or any issue that might be making your life a challenge or a struggle at the moment. Therapy allows self-understanding, the possibility of new attitudes and feelings towards life situations, a space to explore and process feelings of sadness, fear, and pain. The process can be transformative and offer life-altering results.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination"
HOW I WORK
I am an experienced, registered Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, offering psychotherapy and counselling to individuals at my practice close to Farnham, Surrey, or remotely online. I work with men and women of all ages and draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches and models to work effectively with each individual.
You may be seeking help for any variety of reasons, whether it’s a long term problem that won’t go away or an immediate crisis, causing you distress.
The aim of counselling and psychotherapy is to create a supportive and caring environment where you can explore a wide range of issues safely.
First and foremost, I come from a position of support, empathy and respect. My approach is primarily relational, meaning the emphasis is on the healing nature of the therapeutic relationship, and that the work is forged on the establishment of that alliance and adapted to suit your needs and the issues that you bring. My aim throughout is to increase the self-knowledge and self-acceptance needed for growth and change to occur. By knowing yourself better you can become more of who you are, which is deeply healing in its own right. This deeper self-awareness can provide the foundation, from which important changes in your life can occur.
I work with a wide variety of issues including:
Anxiety and panic attacks
Effects of past and present trauma, including PTSD and abuse
A graduate of Bristol University, I trained as a psychotherapist at Regents University where I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. In 2017, I began my private practice in West London and Surrey.
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society, APT Accredited (Level 2) in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and continue to develop my learning through Continued Professional Development courses throughout each year.
I’m a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and I practice in accordance with its ethical framework.
I am regularly supervised by a registered supervisor.
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional psychotherapist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide an empathetic, non judgemental, warm presence in a confidential space.