Counselling & Psychotherapy in the Walton on Thames, Waterloo and Southwark areas
This year, 2018, I celebrate 15 years in postqualifying practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist; 10 years in the voluntary / charitable sector working with people affected by their own or someone else's drug or alcohol use and 5 years in private practices held in Walton on Thames, London Waterloo and previously East London.
I am a supervisor of counsellors and a BACP registered and accredited counsellor / psychotherapist . I hold a postgraduate diploma in Integrative counselling (2003), have been accredited with BACP since 2004 and hold a supervision qualification (2008). For those with healthcare insurance, I am both a BUPA and AVIVA recognised healthcare provider.
Most of my work as a psychotherapist and counsellor in Walton on Thames, also offering psychotherapy and counselling in the Waterloo and Southwark area, is with individuals within the 20-65 age range, however I do work with couples, older adults and young adults aged 16+ also. I work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I am experienced at counselling people presenting with a range of issues including but not limited to:
Don’t worry if you’re not sure how to express your reasons for attending counselling or what you hope counselling might help with, we can always look at this together. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss your particular circumstances.
Above all, we need to establish whether we, and especially you, feel that we can have a good working relationship; the starting point from which we can look together at addressing whatever concerns you wish to bring to counselling.
How I work
I am a counsellor using an Integrative approach which means that rather than holding to a 'one size fits all model', I draw on a number of theories in my work including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Practice and Psychodynamic Theory. One of the benefits of such an approach is that I can be flexible in what I offer clients; if the way we are working together doesn’t feel like its addressing your reasons for attending counselling, I can suggest alternative ways of working together to make sure you receive a counselling service that you feel is helpful to you.
When we first meet it will be important to establish whether we both feel we are able to work together to achieve the outcomes you would like from attending counselling. We will use our first session to explore this together by talking about what has prompted you to seek out a psychotherapy service, what you hope counselling will help you with and in what ways the psychotherapy service I offer meets these expectations.
Hear what a former client says:
My counselling practice in Walton on Thames is within easy reach of Hersham, Shepperton, Weybridge, Molesey, Sunbury on Thames and Esher.
My Central London psychotherapy and counselling practice in Waterloo / Southwark is a short walk from Southwark, London Bridge and Blackfriars tube stations and is just around the corner from the main entrance to Waterloo mainline station.