I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor registered with UKCP and accredited by the BACP, with over 20 years of experience of working with individuals with a wide range of issues.
I trained for six years with the Herts and Beds Pastoral Foundation (now Herts and Beds Counselling Foundation), part of the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, gaining the Advanced Diploma in 1998.
In my private practice I usually work in an open-ended way offering an opportunity for clients to explore areas of difficulty, understand themselves and their relationships better and make more informed life choices. I can also offer time-limited counselling where that is appropriate, focusing on a specific area for an agreed number of sessions, enabling people to manage their lives more effectively.
As well as my private practice, I work for the NHS and several employee assistance programmes. I also plan and teach counselling courses in a further education college.
I am a qualified supervisor and work with individuals and groups offering clinical supervision to help counsellors reflect on their work.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I have regular supervision to help me to reflect on my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CPPD)
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
City and Guilds Certificate in Further Educaion Teaching, stage one - level 4
Primary Care Counsellor
Additional short-term training including cognitive behavioural therapy, anger management, time-limited therapy, sexual and relationship difficulties.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Self-image or identity
Living with illness in yourself or as a carer for others
Looking for greater meaning in life
My fee is £50 per session. Reduced fees may be possible in some circumstances - we can discuss this when we meet.
Unfortunately I cannot offer wheelchair access as there are two steps to the door.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
I trained as a supervisor in 2012 gaining a Diploma in Clinical Supervision with the CPPD Counselling School.View supervision profile