At the heart of all therapy is the relationship between the counsellor and client(s), and it is this which creates a safe foundation for self-exploration and change; A place where we can understand ourselves and ultimately feel more in control to make changes and perhaps feel more fulfilled.
As a Psychodynamic counsellor, I work with the presence and power of unconscious thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on our day to day lives. But also how our past experiences (often very early years of childhood) can both shape and affect our current relationships and psychological well-being.
I believe that the integration of my life experience, my various trainings, and my experience as a counsellor enable me to create a secure and welcoming space, where counselling can take place in confidence and with respect. The pace which we work together can be tailored to your own individual issues and needs.
I have particular experience and interest in working with: anxiety and depression; stress; trauma; self-esteem; self-confidence; bereavement and loss; masculinity and men’s issues; and identity issues.
I am trained and experienced in working with clients (adolescents and adults), on either a short or long term basis and my experience encompasses a wide range of emotional difficulties and issues, from different social and cultural backgrounds. I also work as a counsellor for Her Majesty’s Prison Service and at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified counsellor with a BACP accredited, Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling, from the University of Hertfordshire.
I’m a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists: www.bacp.co.uk) and adhere to the BACP ethical framework - this can be viewed by clicking this link (and includes detail on principles around confidentiality): http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
I’m committed to continuing my professional development and as such I regularly attend training events and workshops.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per 50 minute session, concessions may be available on an individual basis
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available in the day and evenings, Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings
Types of client