I believe the counselling relationship is very special. It provides a space that's yours where you can explore and express your inner thoughts and feelings in confidence and safety. It's a place you can obtain a different perspective and increase your self awareness. By becoming more aware, you increase your choices, thus providing more opportunity to make change.
I understand and value highly the support that counselling provides, particularly at a time when it feels as though you are struggling alone with few options. Experience of my own journey is what brought me to train as a therapist. I continue to treasure the relationship as one that nurtures and promotes personal growth.
My aim is to work with you to tackle and resolve any emotional difficulties that you may have. It may be that you feel little sense of purpose or lack of direction. Perhaps there are relationship difficulties or maybe you have experienced past trauma that is currently impacting on your life. Whatever is troubling you, I can assure you that you will be listened to, heard and supported whilst on your journey.
I have a very comfortable therapy room based in Cheshunt, about 15 minutes walk from the train station.
I offer an assessment session to begin with which will enable us to get to know each other a little, for you to talk about what is troubling you and decide if we can work together.
I provide both short and longer term counselling.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by their Code of Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling studies
Certificate in Counselling skills
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
My training incorporated humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic approaches, so I offer a flexible approach that best suits you.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and my membership number is: 557029
I have experience of working with issues around relationship problems, bereavement, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, loss, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, sexuality and work related issues.
My experience includes work with children, young people and adults in a variety of settings such as GP sugeries, schools, private practice and a drug and alcohol agency. I also carry out work on behalf of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP).
Organisations I have worked for include The NHS, Place2be, Young Concern Trust, Workplace Options, Health Assured, Chrysalis Drug Project and Hertordshire County Council.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with couples or individuals around relationship difficulties.
Individuals = £40 for a 50 minute session
Couples = £50 for a 50 minute session
I offer concessional rates for counselling students
Based in Cheshunt, I am within easy access of:
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|