Online Counselling & Coaching, based in Surrey & LONDON

Transformative healing through self-love

Counselling and coaching for individuals

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.

There are moments when attempting to figure out your life's purpose feels like sitting on a three-legged stool with one wobbly leg. The choice to step off the stool came in 2019 when I stopped facilitating lessons and returned to being a student to develop skills equipped to support students and their parents with the unseen root causes influencing their behaviour, emotional well-being, and mental stability. And with a history of supporting loved ones struggling with addiction and serious mental illness, counseling just became the right fit. I trained in California, USA, in Chemical Dependency Counselling and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation.

I continued on to become certified as an Integrative Somatic Trauma Practitioner, a CBT Practitioner, and a Life and Mental Fitness Coach. I support you from a trauma-informed lens to support you with creating the transformational improvements that help you live, love, play, and be in ways that are most meaningful to and for you. It takes courageous effort to be vulnerable, especially with a stranger, but guess what? You do it every day.

I believe in you and your ability to permit yourself to do it again with me so we can get you to where you want to be together. You will not find judgment, criticism, or non-accepting exclusion in this space with me. I nurture and encourage you to tap into your limitless well of self-love, your inner source for healing, recovery, and reclaiming wholeness.

How can counselling help?

We all deserve to be loved, validated, and supported. All of which are received in two ways - as verbs and as feelings. Your first step to receiving one or all is choosing to prioritize yourself, your well-being, and your personal development unapologetically. Taking the first step to sign up for counseling or coaching can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!

I believe that treating you with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and cultural humility as a whole person and not a symptom or presenting concern is the key to helping you transform your living emotional pain into an empowering guide to living as you deserve - loved and equipped to deal with life's challenges. This means our dialogue and my responses are tailored to meet your unique and specific needs. And together, we create a successful plan and work to transform your presenting issue into your best hope if you do the work.

Fortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all, so I chose to apply the integrative approach when working with you. Who wants to be exactly like everyone else? Who is everyone else, anyway? And because nothing improves through thinking, expecting, or talking about it, I expect, if you choose to work with me, to act on what you discover during the session and practice what you need to change and develop. Engaging in counseling is your investment.

Are you prepared to get the most out of it and maximize the benefits for your good?

Speak in confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

A problem shared...

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better, healthier new choices

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

1. Building and Engaging in Healthier Relationships

  • Improving family or interpersonal relationships
  • Recovering from acts of betrayal
  • Difficulties at work

2. Improving Behavioural and Emotional Management

  • Regulating strong emotions like Anger,
  • Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Depressed mood
  • Grief, loss, and bereavement
  • Drug and alcohol dependency

3. Developing Inner Resourcing and Self-Nurturing

  • Improving confidence or positive self-image
  • Coping with Life Transitions e.g. befriending retirement
  • Addressing issues relating to sexuality and otherness

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how I work, or if you would like to arrange an appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right counsellor to help.

You can also WhatsApp me on +44 079 3949 4534 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

Please note, at present all sessions are held online with plans to provide in-person services in the near future. You can view my Service Alliance Agreement here.

Frequently asked questions

  • Individual: £55 / 50 minutes.
  • Couples: £95 / up to 75 minutes.
  • Groups: £45 / member when you sign up as a group with a minimum of 4 persons. You can take advantage of experiencing 6-8 weeks of sessions, paying just £35 per group member when you bring an additional person to join your group.
Package deals

Includes: 45-50 minute 1:1 session or couple sessions, 12-month access to community membership and app support for improving mental fitness, and 3 follow-up post-session to support growth and respond to questions, concerns, and feedback.

  • 6 Weeks/6 Sessions: £785 (45-50 minute sessions).
  • 12 weeks/12 sessions: £1,550 (45-50 minute sessions).

Group package rates are available and dependent on the number of participants.

Payment plan scale available

Don't let affordability keep you away from getting what you need to lead a healthier experience. We can work together to break payment down over three installments. Please contact me directly to discuss offerings your circumstances.

What's the difference between counselling, therapy, and coaching?

Counselling is usually a good way to help with a current problem; something that can be discussed and - hopefully - resolved within a limited number of sessions. Over a certain number of weeks the understanding of the problem improves and away forward becomes clear.

Therapy often describes work that goes a bit deeper, towards more substantial life issues and problems having a deeper effect on the client’s life. Therapy often requires a long-term approach, so the number of sessions can be open-ended.

Coaching is short term and focused one specific issue in the present and future. It is more solution focused than counselling because we don't look at the past in as much details or depth as you would in counselling or therapy. The primary focus in coaching is to help you identify goals, leverage personal strengths and take action to create your desired outcome.

Which option is most suitable depends on the client and the difficulties they are facing. In some cases counselling works well as an ongoing, longer-term option - or therapy can manage to resolve an issue in just a few sessions.

How long will I need to have counselling?

How long a period of counselling lasts will vary from person to person and depend on the depth of the issues they are facing. For some people a couple of sessions helps to bring their problems into focus, and they feel ready to move forward; other problems may require more of an open-ended approach.

Before we begin any work we will agree on the number of sessions we’ll undertake, and at the end of that number review our progress. As long as we both agree further therapy will be of benefit to you, sessions can continue.

How long will I have to wait for an appointment?

My aim is to offer a first appointment - known as an initial assessment - within 1-2 weeks. Then we would arrange a set number of counselling sessions to take place at the same time every week, that is convenient for you and where I have availabity. How quickly these sessions can begin will depend on the availabity of that free ‘slot’.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?

Everything that is said within the counselling room is private - this is one of the main ways counselling and therapy differ from talking to a friend or relative. Once you are comfortable with the format of weekly sessions and the safe space they provide, you will find the freedom to speak in confidence is of great value.

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. Breaking confidentiality is very rare though, and only happens after the person concerned has been informed.

Can I bring a friend or relative with me?

Usually I am asked this question by people who are nervous about entering into counselling, or when they are looking for support in coming to see a therapist. This anxiety is understandable, but a key aspect of therapy is that you should feel free to talk about any issues you feel are important to you. Having someone else with you who can be connected those issues makes this opening-up more difficult, so for this reason I do not see clients accompanied by friends or family.

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