105 Fore Street
69B The Maltings
I provide a professional and confidential counselling service for adults, young people and children from welcoming rooms in central Hertford and Stanstead Abbotts.
If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, uncertainty, or troubles in your relationships, I can help. I see each client as an individual with a unique set of needs. Rather than offering advice or direction, I work together with you to help in reaching a greater level of self understanding and well-being. This knowledge can help you to find solutions, so that you can begin to make positive changes. My aim is that you will leave counselling in a better place than you entered it, feeling more secure and better able to deal with what life throws at you.
Are you thinking about starting Counselling?
Looking for a counsellor can feel really daunting. I believe that one of the most important parts of counselling is finding the right counsellor for you, so that you can feel safe and secure enough to look at your true feelings without fear of judgement.
If you wish to book an initial session, it will give you the opportunity to meet me and get a feel for my way of working, and to see how you feel about the counselling process and talking about what's causing you difficulty.
There is no obligation to commit to ongoing sessions, however, if you decide you'd like to continue, we can discuss moving ahead with weekly sessions, either for a fixed time period, or on an open-ended basis.
Feel free to call, email, or message if you'd like to arrange an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (ABC)
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (AQA)
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills (AQA)
- Certificate in Family & Couples Counselling
- Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents (Place2Be)
- Mental Health training
- Working with Clients with Special Educational Needs
- Working with suicidal clients
- Child protection & Safeguarding (Place2Be)
- Working with secondary aged children (Place2Be)
- Making Endings with Children – Place2Be
- Children’s Emotional Wellbeing – Place2Be
- Attachment Training (Place2Be)
In private practice, I work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues. These include challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues (such as affairs, conflict, separation or divorce), family issues, bereavement, addiction, self esteem & confidence issues, amongst others.
I have worked as a counsellor in a both Primary & Secondary schools, and have more than 400 1:1 therapeutic hours with children from Key stage 1- Key stage 4.
I have also worked on a voluntary basis with adult clients in recovery from addiction issues.
Ongoing training and personal development is a very important part of ensuring that I am working ethically and in line with current theory and practice, therefore I participate in regular training courses/ workshops etc throughout the year.
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such abide by their Codes of Ethics and Practice. In addition, my work is supervised by a BACP accredited counsellor and supervisor.
I have a current & clean enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service check, formerly CRB), which is renewed every 3 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
To make an appointment please contact me on:
£45 per 50 minute session for individuals
£60 per 60 minute session for couples
Your session is allocated on a set day each week. I require 48 hours cancellation notice, if for any reason you are unable to make your appointment.
I have a number of concessionary slots for those on low incomes/ students. Please advise on enquiry if you are in need of this option.
Both daytime and evening sessions can be accommodated, as can weekend appointments. Please call or email for availability.
I work within the BACP ethical framework, I have regular supervision sessions, and have full indemnity insurance.
I work from central Hertford, and Stanstead Abbotts.
Secret Space, 105 Fore St, Hertford: easily accessible from Hertford East overground train station, and Bircherley Green bus terminal. Although parking facilities for clients are not available on site, we are a short walk from the central car parks, and nearby Tescos offers 2 hours free customer parking.
The Maltings, Roydon Rd, Stanstead Abbotts: A few minutes walk from St Margarets train Station, and local bus services. Onsite parking is free, as is the public car park on the main street in the village.
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Type of session
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Daytime, evening and weekend sessions currently available. Please contact for further details
Types of client