Psychologist & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, based in Bramley, Guildford, Surrey
If you are struggling and need someone to help you understand why things are going wrong, need guidance in your relationships, or are dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma and/or depression, I can certainly help you explore whatever is troubling you.
We will work as a team, and together you will hopefully feel less alone in what you are experiencing. You’ll gain self-awareness and find practical ways to improve your quality of life. I offer support, a friendly ear, and an open-minded, non-judgemental ‘therapy space’ to help you unpick your problems, find solutions and make effective and long-lasting change.
Successful therapy isn’t about qualifications alone, it’s also about empathy, excellent people skills, and the ability to put others at ease. I hold a BA Degree with Joint Majors in Psychology and Sociology & also studied two years of Law. I’m fluent in three languages – English, French, and Afrikaans. I studied further to become accredited with the British Psychological Society and also completed a Post Graduate qualification (two years part-time) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
A mixture of psycho-dynamic therapy (why & how it all links together) and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (why, how and what to do about it).
I’m especially interested in solutions for anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, etc), childhood trauma, and helping couples who are struggling in their relationship.
You can speak with me in the comfort of your own home via Skype or Zoom. Feel free to get in touch to chat about what’s bothering you.
Arranging a session
Let’s arrange a session – I’m keen to listen & support you, and look forward to meeting you! I have come a long way since my teens/twenties when I was depressed, emotionally ‘all-over-the-place’ and very insecure. I wish I could say I never feel insecure or experience self doubt anymore but at least I am a vastly improved version of my younger self in terms of self awareness, mental resilience and knowing what makes me happy (most of the time).
A tricky childhood and some challenging health issues along the way have given me a deeper perspective on life. Being so aware of how easily life can end, has motivated me to be more present in my life and to take life less seriously.
What is cognitive behavioural therapy?
My upbringing, depression and health issues have been partly responsible for my success in counselling others. Dealing with trauma and successfully navigating life’s challenges has definitely helped me to be more empathic towards others. I use a mixture of psycho-dynamic counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy as well as my own personal blend of compassion, personal life experience and empathy.
Also offering a bespoke mental health service to those requiring therapy in the privacy of their own homes. I am also able to make referrals where necessary and provides comprehensive support for those seeking help on issues such as: Anxiety such as social anxiety, health anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder), addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and psychosis.