Working with me

I work with individual adults and couples (aged 18 years and over) for CBT, ACT, CFT, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Coaching and Mindfulness.

I offer sessions online and face to face. In-person sessions are available in Surrey and in West Sussex. Online, I work regularly with clients throughout the UK and abroad.

My clients are generally those needing support in my fields of interest. Although I do help clients with other problems, the areas I specialise in form the mainstay of my practice.

I believe that if you are seeking and paying for professional support, this should come from someone who specialises in your issue, rather than offering support for every emotional and mental problem.

1. Online Therapy and Counselling

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I work regularly online, via video call, with clients based in the UK and abroad and have done so for several years. I would like to share with you how it works and why it could be right for you. It’s not for everyone, but it is worth considering if it could be for you, as in my experience, clients working online tend to get the changes they seek.

Is it the same as face to face? – Yes and no is the honest answer.

With everything in life there are pros and cons and so I’ve addressed these here as honestly as I can.

For some people there can be no substitute for the human to human interaction and I agree, totally. But for many, getting support online offers a pragmatic solution. Let’s look at why that might be so and how online support works click here for full information.

2. Face to Face Sessions for Individuals and Couples

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I offer face to face support from rooms designed for talking therapies in Godalming & Guilford in Surrey and Billingshurst, West Sussex. I also have a comfortable consulting room at my home in Ifold, West Sussex (RH14).

All the rooms I use are inviting, comfortable and relaxing, naturally lit and quiet. Each commercial location has a welcoming waiting room with friendly receptionist and parking is available either onsite or nearby, with other amenities close by.

I work with both individual adults and couples. Many people feel more connected working face to face in a private, comfortable and purpose created environment. We are social beings after all and many of us do like to feel that human connection. We respond well to seeing full body language, clear facial expressions and feeling positive energy that being in the same room offers.

Working face to face in a neutral space for clients can also be important, away from routine, distractions or associations with people or place. So, taking clear time out and a change of environment can be highly beneficial.

If travelling or unable to make a face to face session, we can also mix it up and have some session face to face and some online.

3. Clinical Supervision

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I am an accredited supervisor (BPS (British Psychological Society) approved training), offering supervision in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) to both students of the subject and qualified REBT/CBT therapists & counsellors. I also offer supervision for professionals qualified in other therapeutic modalities who have a basic understanding/training of REBT/CBT who wish to incorporate into their practice and/or further develop their REBT skills in the therapy room.

I lecture REBT/CBT at the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in both London and Bath. I have a wide range of experience of applying both pure REBT and working integratively with REBT, particularly combining REBT with Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness approaches. 

As a supervisor I work both face to face and online.

Benefits

There are many reasons why you might seek counselling and psychotherapy although it is likely that you are doing so because you are experiencing personal pain.

It may be that you want to gain personal insight, deal with a life adversity, overcome an enduring or pervasive issue, improve your quality of life, change something that just isn’t working in your life or purely for personal development.

Here are some thoughts on other benefits:

Studies show that the average client treated with psychotherapy is better off than 80% of those that don’t seek support. Plus it can facilitate remission of symptoms, improve functioning and help you live more resourcefully. It also often provides additional coping strategies and methods for dealing with future problems.

It can increase levels of optimism, self-confidence, realisation of your potential or a return to your ‘normal self’. What’s more, these things can all act as buffers against future psychological or emotional pain.

It provides a neutral, safe space where the listener has no other agenda than to offer a non-judgemental and confidential place for you to talk, discover and grow. Counsellors are trained to remain outside of the problem while building a healthy, supportive and professional relationship with you based in openness and trust. So, counselling is a healthy way of finding support.

Free Initial Consultation

All new clients can book a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation where we can discuss why you are seeking support and how I might be able to help you.

My Fees
CBT, Counselling, Coaching and Hypnotherapy sessions:

Per 50-55 minute session:

Guildford, Godalming & Billingshurst
Individual – £80
Couple – £90

Online or at my home practice
Individual – £65
Couple: £75

Clinical Supervision (60 minute session)
Online or face to face – £80

Concessions

& Low cost Fees. I offer a limited number of concessionary rate CBT sessions for those unable to afford private therapy fees. Please contact me for more details.

Payment
Payment can be made by cash, debit or credit card at the start of the session or bank transfer prior to the session.
Cancellation

I reserve the right to charge for missed sessions and sessions cancelled without 48 hours’ notice. Please note that first appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice will be charged.

Concessions

A personal value of mine is ‘giving back’. I am so passionate about CBT — its ability to change and enhance lives for those who really want change — that I believe it should be widely available. Not everyone can afford private therapy fees or has health insurance for CBT. And although CBT is offered on the NHS, there is limited availability. Also, you cannot choose the therapist you see or extend sessions.

I offer a limited number of concessionary rate CBT sessions for those unable to afford private therapy fees. Please contact me for more details.

Anxiety UK

I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.

Read more about the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme. You can also find out about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity.

Young Minds

Young Minds is a UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Anxiety UK Mobile App

This award winning stress app contains tips and advice on managing anxiety from volunteers, Anxiety UK staff, celebrity patrons and clinical advisors.

The app also contains a useful DIY diagnosis section, developed with Professor Adrian Wells.

You can download the app on iPhone and Android and costs 69p.

‘Black Dog’ Animation

The World Health Organisation, with writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone, tells the story of overcoming the ‘black dog of depression’.

Watch ‘I had a black dog: his name was depression

Stephen Fry Interview

Stephen Fry talks openly on BBC Breakfast about his struggle with addiction to alcohol, drugs, and his mental health problems.

He also talks about the late Robin Williams & Philip Seymour Hoffman.

SMART

Based on science, SMART Recovery helps people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour including substances such as alcohol, nicotine or drugs, or compulsive behaviours such as gambling, sex, eating, shopping, self-harming etc.

Resources

Mind

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

The charity campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem.

Mind believes no-one should have to face this alone.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a charity that supports those affected by anxiety disorders, stress and anxiety based depression.

They work to improve services for those living with anxiety disorders and also campaign to raise awareness of such conditions.