Counselling can be used to support people in distress or to help deal with a traumatic event. Sometimes it can be hard to process difficult emotions. Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore your feelings and thoughts in a safe and supportive environment. Whether you are struggling with a single issue or facing a more complex issue, I will work with you to help explore your situation and support you with identifying and achieving any goals you may have.
I work with individuals on a face to face basis. Your counselling session is all about you; you are the focus and we will work at your pace. I will not judge, lecture or advise you. My role is to listen and support you in whatever way you need.
The day and time, number and frequency of sessions are agreed between the client and counsellor. Each session will normally last 50 mins. Counselling can be time limited (for example 6-12 weeks) or it can be opened ended, where we review our progress at pre-agreed dates.
Before committing to therapy, I offer an initial, no obligation session. This will allow you the chance to experience therapy and discuss your needs and goals for therapy. This initial session will cost £40 (regular sessions will cost £60).
I worked as an IT specialist in various blue chip companies for over 15 years before completing my counselling training.
I decided to train as a counsellor after undertaking my own personal counselling and experiencing first hand the changes I could achieve with the support and encouragement of a counsellor. I was in training for over 4 years and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Integrative Relational Counselling from the University of Middlesex.
As part of my private practice, I work with South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust as a specialist provider of counselling services for their employees. I also volunteer as a counsellor for the in-house employee counselling service for the Royal Borough of Kingston and the Kingston Women’s Centre charity.
My clients have come from a range of different backgrounds and have sought counselling for a wide variety of reasons. Some clients have focused on past events, and others have been looking for support with more current issues.
Regular 50 minute sessions costs £60. (Your first, initial session will cost £40)
I currently provide counselling services in locations serving the Ewell / Tolworth / Kingston / New Malden / Worcester Park areas. I offer both daytime and evening sessions on Monday to Fridays.
On a Monday I work from Nouvelles Salon (366 Kingston Road, Epsom, KT19 0DT). Limited, free on street parking is available nearby. The salon is located at the junction of Ruxley Lane and Kingston Road and is serviced by bus routes 408 and 418.
Tuesday to Fridays I work in the Canbury area of Kingston. Limited, chargeable on street parking is available outside. The office is a short walk from both Norbiton and Kingston mainline stations.
Taking the first step and making contact with a counsellor can be daunting. You may have additional questions about counselling, which I would be happy to discuss with you, or you might wish to arrange an initial session to speak to someone face to face.
To make this as easy as possible for you, we can be contacted via phone, email or through our contact form. However you choose to contact us, you are assured of a warm, empathic response.