26 Gills Hill
01923 853343 / 07771 534448
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor. I trained at the Metanoia Institute in Ealing as a Person Centred counsellor and have been counselling since 1996.
I have a private practice in Radlett, Hertfordshire within easy reach of Watford, Bushey, Edgware, Stanmore, Barnet, Elstree, Borehamwood, St Albans and North West London. I work with both individuals and couples. My work with clients varies from short to long term counselling covering issues ranging from depression to matters of general and specific concern.
As counselling may be a new experience for you, if you do decide that you are interested in counselling after making contact I offer a free initial session without obligation. This session offers you the opportunity to explore in complete confidence any issue of concern to you. It also allows me the chance to find out a little about you and to see if you feel comfortable with me as a counsellor. If we decide to work together we agree a mutually convenient time and day for us to meet once a week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I attended the Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London and obtained a Diploma in Person Centred counselling. I have also completed the training for the Certificate in Couples Counselling also at the Metanoia Institute. I trained as a bereavement counsellor with Cruse Bereavement and the Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service. As part of my ongoing professional development I attend many courses and workshops.
I have been counselling since 1996 and since that time I have gained tremendous experience in the range of issues I have encountered as well as counselling clients of varying ages from sixteen to ninety years old.
I have worked as a volunteer bereavemant counsellor for approximately five years. In addition I was a volunteer counsellor for the mental health organisation MIND for nearly eight and a half years. the counselling undertaken for MIND was all short term work and thus I have accumulated a lot of experience in brief solution focused therapy.
I have an interest in working with clients who have relationship difficulties be it stresses and tensions within a relationship or the ending of a relationship.
Areas of counselling I deal with
There is no charge for the initial session. The fees for further sessions are £45 for individuals and £65 for couples. These fees are open to negotiation in certain circumstances.
MY personal approach to counselling is Humanistic and I use the Person Centred Approach as my theoretical base. My approach is also very much based on the therapeutic relationship as I believe that it is the quality of the relationship between the client and the counsellor that determines a positive outcome for the client.
A good relationship is built on trust, mutual respect, a good rapport and honesty and integrity and my goal is to bring all these into my work with clients.
I aim to work with my clients towards a mutually defined goal where both the counsellor and the client are equal and active participants in the therapeutic relationship.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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If we decide to work together we agree a mutually convenient time and day for us to meet once a week.