About Me & How I Work
Since 2013 I have been part of an established, thriving therapy practice in New Malden and I now offer counselling and psychotherapy in Esher and Claygate.
I am trained and experienced as an Integrative Relational Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
- As a counsellor trained in this way:
- I prioritise the building between us of a trusting and non-judgemental relationship so that it feels safe for you to tell your story and share your concerns. I also consider there is potential for healing to take place within what we create.
- More than one theoretical approach will influence the way I work and this means I can tailor therapy to meet your specific needs. Psychodynamic and Humanistic orientated fields and aspects of CBT will influence how I work with you.
- I will help you to recognise and tap into your inherent strengths that will have potential to help during challenges and struggles in life.
- I will have respect for your values and life experience.
- I will be curious about your early years since I believe that past relationships can influence who we are now and current relationships.
- I will aim to support you to develop an awareness about yourself that can help to explain why you feel, think or behave like you do. This understanding can help a movement towards a greater self- acceptance and compassion. Depending on what is currently an issue a new clarity can also mean taking steps to make changes in your life.
My career history includes working for many years within organisations supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of employees. I am a registered nurse with a specialist qualification in Occupational Health.
I have also have worked as a trainer within organisations facilitating development in personal safety, conflict management and post traumatic incident support.
As a counsellor my experience in these fields provides me with a unique insight into health and work related issues.