The Osteopathic House
38 Church Street
- Are you struggling with a problem that you feel unable to share?
- Are you feeling unheard or unable to discuss intimate feelings with those closest to you?
- Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from friends and family but you unsure why or what is wrong?
- Are you trying to support someone in your family or helping your children navigate their teenage years and you feel at a loss?
- Are you a young person struggling with a problem or feeling disconnected and unhappy?
- Are you concerned about your child or a young family member?
There are many reasons for needing some support, and Counselling is a talking therapy that allows you to explore your problems and feelings in a safe, dependable and confidential environment.
I appreciate how daunting it can be finding a suitable therapist , and how much courage it can take to make changes in your life, I can support you and help you to understand why you might feel the way that you do.
I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental Counsellor with a caring and open approach, and I believe that it is the relationship between client and Counsellor that is healing.
Building a relationship that is based on trust, honesty and understanding is very important to me.
As an Integrative therapist, I am able to adapt my style of counselling to meet your needs, whether your issues are linked to the past, are in the present or are centred around fears and concerns for the future.
I work in an open ended way, allowing clients to decide how many sessions they need to understand themselves better and address issues of concern.
I can also agree to time-limited counselling which focuses on an area of concern, this might be 6 weeks or so. Clients are able to end therapy whenever they wish.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work to their ethical framework, as stipulated by them, I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I am working effectively and safely. I am insured and have an enhanced DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working with young people aged 12+ and with the many issues that concern them including bullying, eating disorders, self harm, sexual orientation or sexual concerns, anxiety and depression and problems within the family. I also work with teenage parents, supporting them with the challenges that they may face.
I also work with men and women of all ages and enjoy the variety that this brings to my counselling work.
An area of special interest to me is supporting people in crisis who would like change in their lives. Their issues range from understanding how neglect and historical abuse are impacting on their adult lives, domestic violence, financial difficulties, homelessness, unemployment, low self esteem, depression and anxiety.
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 3 Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate of Proficiency BACP
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
I value regular training and continuing professional development.
Recent training 2016/2017 includes:
CAMHS training workshops in anxiety and suicide
Domestic Abuse awareness
Level 2 Safeguarding
Mental Health awareness Herts Rite
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors...trauma and the body
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please feel free to speak to me about your areas of concern and I will advise you as to whether I might be a suitable Counsellor for your needs, I will be open and honest. Not all presenting issues are listed here.
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I do not charge for an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes.
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45.
Concessions are available, if cost is preventing you from accessing counselling, please discuss this with me.
If you feel that you might like to work together, give me a call on 07790 535661 or send an email and I will answer as promptly as I can.
We can discuss our availability and meet for a consultation for up to 30 minutes and there is no charge for this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client