When life feels difficult and there appears to be no resolution, counselling offers a space in which individuals can talk about their problems, try to make sense of them and view them in different ways, all within a safe, confidential environment with their therapist.
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and hold a foundation degree in counselling with the Open University. Within my work, I adopt a Humanistic approach. This means I believe in keeping my clients at the forefront of the counselling process providing an environment where difficulties can be explored in an empathic, non-judgemental, collaborative way.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their code of ethics at all times. Further information can be found at www.bacp.co.uk.
Following an interest for many years in psychology, I began my counselling training back in 2011 with the Open University whilst looking after my young family. Combining counselling theory alongside skills practice at both South Thames and Guildford College, I successfully completed my level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling in 2016. In 2017, I went on to achieve a level 5 diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling working with children and young people. I was awarded my foundation degree in counselling with the Open University in 2018.
I have offered counselling to adult patients and family members at St Catherine’s hospice in Crawley, as well as at the Macmillan cancer support centre in Redhill. In addition, I have provided counselling to adolescents at the Horsham & Crawley Counselling Group, and have worked as school counsellor at Chinthurst School in Tadworth. I currently offer counselling to adults, young people and children through my private practice in Crawley, West Sussex.
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to send me a message. I will endeavour to respond within 1–2 working days.
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Reigate, United Kingdom