I decided to train as a therapist having been on my own journey to overcome anxiety and depression. I feel passionate about the benefits of talking therapy as I have experienced first hand the change and growth that can take place within a person when they engage with therapy.
I believe the unique interaction that is provided by a therapeutic relationship can be profoundly healing.
I am trained in the humanistic approach which means that the therapeutic relationship between you and me is the most important aspect of the work. What that means is that how we interact in our sessions will form the basis of the therapeutic work we do. I would also work with you in the here and now, which is a very immediate way of working on your issues. Enabling you to increase your awareness of yourself and how you live your life is the other fundamental bedrock of my work.
I use a combination of different techniques to help you achieve this greater awareness: working formatively with the body, so getting you to slow down so that you can access the innate information you have about yourself. As a humanistic therapist I believe that you are the expert on you.
I also use Gestalt techniques such as two chair work where we can set up a dialogue between you and different parts of yourself which can be very revealing!
I also use aspects of Transactional Analysis (TA), such as the Drama Triangle, which is a very simple approach to working on how we form ourselves to be in relationship with ourselves and others.
I currently work with adults (over 18) in a one to one capacity. I have particular experience in addiction therapy and working with the bereaved.
I provide both short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy. Together, we can explore the issues that are giving you difficulty and find ways to enable you to live the best life you can.
If you have any questions about what it would be like to work with me please do contact me for a chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Completed seven year graduate diploma training at Spectrum Therapy in London, one of the largest and most established centres for Humanistic Psychotherapy in Europe, where I continue to be in supervision and on-going professional development.
- Anger management
- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
In addition to my private practice, I have provided counselling in a therapeutic community for people with addictions, and have worked as a Case Manager/Counsellor in a residential rehabilitation centre. I have also worked as a counsellor for a local bereavement charity.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- £50 for a 50 minute session on a weekly basis.
(Some concessions available on request - please contact me to discuss.)
My practice is in the Fleetville area of St. Albans, a ten minute walk through Clarence Park from the mainline railway station (St. Albans City).
Street parking available and frequent buses stop close by.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday afternoons