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Accr. MBACP, UKRCP Reg

About me

Hi, in these unusual times of self isolation we may find ourselves faced with situations that in the past we would deal with, with reasonably ease, but now seem difficult to resolve; being able to talk about what we experience, like difficult life events, losses, relationship issues, worries and repetitive thoughts, with someone who is impartial and is non judgemental, can help you find the answers you are looking for. Because we are advised to keep social distances you may assume therapy is not available to you. I offer digital therapy and if you want to know more as to how it works don’t hesitate to contact me by email or telephone.

I offer help with anxiety, depression, anger, work stress problems, as well as PTSD, abuse and life issues that you might be struggling with. Including relaxation with talking therapy often can help to reduce the number of sessions needed, help with sleep problems, alleviate stress symptoms and give new perspectives.

Together we will decide what is the best way forward for you.

I work with individuals, couples and young adults from age 16yrs, as well as trainee counsellors.

To contact me for an informal short chat or more information, please contact me on the above numbers or send me an email - I look forward to hearing from you.

l aim to return your call the same day, please leave a good time to call back if I am unable to take your call.


I have worked in this field for nearly 30 years, both in the voluntary sector of Mind, Cruse and private practice and bring a wealth of life experience as well as years of training. I have found that past life events and relationship have a strong influence on who we are today.

I am accredited with the British Association of Counselling and work to their ethical framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

My work experience includes 25 yrs with two charities; one a bereavement service, where I worked as a trainer, supervisor and accredited counsellor and the other a National Mental Health Charity at a counselling centre in Milton Keynes, where I saw clients for short and long term therapy referred to by the NHS and Mental health team.
Adv. Dipl. in Hypno-psychotherapy
Dipl. Cognitive couns, PICT & trainer
Cert.Psychotherapy in NLP
Cert. Counselling
Cert. Psychodynamic,
Cert. in Supervision
Cert. Advance Christian counselling
Sensory Motor Psychotherpy ( trauma work)
Cert. CRB
Cert. Childcare
UKRCP Registered Independent
Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Assit (Applied Suidide Inervention Skills)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I help with assertiveness, panic attacks, pain control, fear of flying, redundancy, midlife crisis, any type of loss (pet included).

I also run workshops on Bereavement and am available for supervision, group or one to one. To discuss please contact me on the number above.

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Fee £60.00
couple counselling £65.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My hours of work are Monday to Wednesday  and I offer evening appointments up to 7.30 pm.

Further information

I am only three miles from the A1 and see clients from Herts. Cambs. and Bucks.

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I am available to work digital for therapy .

Additional languages

German