Professional Help with: Addiction, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression and more
Therapeutic services may be covered by your health insurance policy
WPA, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, Allianz Worldwide Care, Axa and Vitality Health.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I offer counselling & psychotherapy for adults in the UK and Worldwide.
Private Health Insurance:
I am an approved Counsellor & Psychotherapist for:
WPA, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, Allianz Worldwide Care, Axa and Vitality Health.
Guildford & Woking, Surrey
Please contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial 20 minute FREE consultation.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07545 844939
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
I have over 20 years combined experience working with addiction both as a Therapist and Addiction Specialist Nurse (RGN) in the NHS leading hospital and abroad.
I have specialist training and experience working as an Addiction Counsellor at
Catalyst Drug and Alcohol Addiction Service based in Guildford (formerly known as SAdAS).
I provide support for people dealing with a wide range of addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping) and also for their families, carers and concerned friends. I am very experienced in Relapse Prevention, Anxiety & Anger Management.
I have Several years’ experience working for NHS (IAPT) offering therapy for adults (first point of GP referrals, mental health
agencies and self-referrals)
Counselling people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, depression,
anger issues (including aggressive behaviour and offending), low self-esteem,
lack of confidence, lack of identity, stress, bereavement, relationship issues, medically unexplained symptoms, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS long term illness, sleep disorders and trauma.
I also have experience working with issues surrounding Abuse.
I worked for a local Domestic Abuse Service providing counselling for those
suffering from Domestic Abuse.
I am experienced working with any type of abuse including abuse from a narcissistic parent, parent, child or coercive behaviour.
I have provided counselling for young homeless females at risk during my
employment at a local hostel and I also worked as a counsellor with young
people at the local charity for homeless people.
People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties I can support you through therapy:
Grief, loss or bereavement
Trauma and post-traumatic stress
Dementia & support for friends, family and carers
Lack of confidence or low self-esteem
Lack of identity
Medically unexplained symptoms
Long term illness, Cancer
Difficulties at work or in retirement
**In my clinical and counselling role, I have experience working with
people suffering from Dementia and those in palliative care, providing support for their families and carers. I have an excessive experience in
**I have also had experience working with students as a Wellbeing Advisor during my employment at University of Surrey
**In addition I have training and experience facilitating therapy group
sessions while under the employment at the NHS Detoxification and Therapy Unit covering topics including: Relapse Prevention, Stress Management, Anger Management, Anxiety Management, Self- Awareness, Self-Esteem and
LOCATION: Guildford, Surrey, UK
Telephone and video sessions via Zoom and FaceTime,
Face to face appointments to resume in the future.
Life has changed dramatically following the pandemic, as a result we are all using online platforms for work and to connect
with others more than ever before. This is also true for therapy. I work with clients
over Zoom and Facetime.
I also provide telephone sessions.
Being in the comfort of your own home and removing the travel time to the session can make starting therapy a little
My practice is based in Guildford,
conveniently and within easy reach of Guildford, Woking, East & West
Clandon, Godalming, Ewhurst, Horsley, Farnham, Ripley, central Woking, central
Guildford, Shalford, Bromley, Woking, Gomshall, Farnham, Camberley, Sent, Ash,
Shere, Aldershot, Farnborough and Chobham residents.
*Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred and Existential)
*Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy (Education & Counselling of Young Offenders)
*NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
*Registered General Nurse (NMC)
*Specialist training in Addiction Counselling by Catalyst
*Training in group therapy work, Relapse Prevention, Anger , Anxiety Management,
Self-esteem and more-based on CBT and Solution Focused therapy
*Substance Misuse & Domestic Violence
*Substance Misuse in pregnancy
*Substance Misuse and Safeguarding Children
*Working with Substance Misuse
*Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
“I’m not perfect… But I’m enough.”
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
Different people choose to engage in therapy for different lengths of time. I am able to offer either short or long term therapy. This can be discussed together during the initial consultation and can be reviewed as the treatment progresses. Long-term treatment is on an open-ended basis and the ending of the treatment is normally agreed and planned together in advance.
Everything that is said within the counselling room is confidential. Note that there are some situations where you may be a risk to yourself or others, and there the law requires that I notify an authority; in these cases I may not be able to keep total confidentiality.
My aim is to offer a first appointment within 1-7 days
Sessions for individual clients last for 50 minutes.
NHS Direct – Tel: 111 (anytime)
The Samaritans – 116 123 (24 Hours support)
Text SHOUT to 85258 a 24/7 crisis text line www.giveusashout.org
Surrey and Borders Crisis Line – Tel: 0300 456 8342
SMS Text: 07717 989024 (weekends and evenings only)
Safe Haven drop-in centres (open everyday, 6pm – 11pm
including bank holidays)
In order for this type of work to be beneficial a minimum of one session per week is needed.
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Please contact me to check my current availability.
Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 24 cancellation hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed.
I accept payment via bank transfer.
I take an integrative approach to therapy including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT ) and Solution Focused Therapy which I tailor to the individual’s needs.
Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis.
Allianz Worldwide Care
Employee Assistance Programme (various insurance companies including BUPA)
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