The model of counselling I use is Integrative and Psychodynamic.
Psychodynamic counselling or psychotherapy is an exploratory therapy. This means taking time in therapy to explore and reflect on your feelings and past experiences (rather than rushing to find solutions or trying to "fix" behaviour) to help make sense of the present.
We all carry within ourselves a rich internal landscape of people, places and experiences, which shape how we feel about ourselves and others. Sometimes, what we learn from the past can free us from feelings and expectations in the present, which are no longer true for us and which we no longer need.
In therapy, we may explore;
I am based in Forest Green, which is a peaceful, rural location, between Dorking and Cranleigh in Surrey.
My practice is also accessible to areas such as Guildford, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Crawley and Horsham, from the A25, A29 and A24 road network.
There is ample, free car parking at my location.
My fees are £50 for a therapy hour (50 minutes).
Reduced fees are available for clients who are unwaged, students or young people under the age of 21.
I am an Integrative Psychodynamic Supervisor, with experience supervising trainee and qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and clinical psychologists. As both therapist and supervisor, I have worked in a variety of settings, including Adult Mental Health, Health Psychology, Private Practice, Staff Support and Student Counselling.
My supervisory approach is informed by Hawkins & Shohet, a relational model, which can be applied to many different forms of therapy, orientations and settings.
Fees - £50 per hour or £75 for 1.5 hrs.
Concessions are available for trainees and groups.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to explore this further.
Diploma in Psychoanalytic Supervision - Guild of Psychotherapists 2015
Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - North West Institute for Dynamic Psychotherapy (NWIDP) 2009
Advanced Cert (Foundation) in Psychodynamic Practice - NWIDP 2006
Cert Group Psychotherapy - Group Analysis North (GAN) 2003
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - Manchester University 2001
BA Hons Degree, English, 2:1 - Durham University 1987
In addition to formal qualifications, I undertake a minimum of 50 hours of Continuous Professional Development per year.
BACP Accredited 2004
UKCP Registered 2010