I am a qualified psychodynamic and relationship counsellor with over 20 years experience, which includes counselling in Universities, Camden Women&Health, Relate and my own private practice.
I have a particular interest in helping people with relationship difficulties, family problems, adoption issues, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self esteem, identity, difficulties at work, OCD, ritualistic and compulsive behaviour patterns, anger management, self harm, sexual abuse, trauma and bereavement.
I offer counselling to individuals and couples from comfortable counselling rooms in Stamford and in Oakham. I understand that it can feel difficult to seek help and I hope to make your appointments feel safe and comfortable and work at a pace that suits you.
I work in a relational way, which means we work together on building a therapeutic relationship where warmth and trust can develop. This relationship creates a secure environment from which to talk about and explore complex and painful thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
It is important that there is a good fit between you and your counsellor for a helpful and productive therapeutic relationship to develop, so I am very happy to talk with you over the phone about my experience and the way I work, with no charge and no obligation.
As a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP I adhere to the Associations Code of Ethics, have regular supervision and participate in ongoing professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology Middlesex University
MSc Psychodynamic Counselling at London University, accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
L5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are:
Individuals: £50 - 50 minutes
Couples: £60 - 60 minutes
Skype: £50 - 50 minutes
I also offer low cost-counselling for people on low incomes - please ring for details