If you are looking for individual or couples counselling in the Tring area, do give me a call. I work with a wide variety of issues and offer both short term and ongoing counselling according to need. I use the following models of counselling: CBT, Solution-focussed, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Relationship Counselling and Psychodynamic therapy.
- I have practised as a counsellor since 1996, and became accredited in 2001. In 2009, I was granted Senior Practitioner Status.
As well as working with adults and couples, I work with children and young people. I'm also available for Parenting Issues.
I am a Trauma Specialist.
As the result of critical incidents I have worked onsite for organisations as a trauma counsellor.
I supervise counsellors and medical staff and am involved in training.
I work for EAPs (Employee Assistance Programmes ) and for large Insurance Companies.
My practice is in Tring, Hertfordshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Initial counselling training was at Counselling Consultancy Oxford, accredited by Oxford Brookes University (1996).
- Trained with the Oxford Christian Institute for Counselling.
- Trained as a couples counsellor with Relate.
- Completed Trauma Training and Advanced Trauma Training with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.
- Updated Critical Incident training: CISM (2019). Original Critical Incident training was with Bristol University. I am a Trauma Specialist.
My Diploma in Supervision was with Cascade.
Prior to my counselling career, I was a primary teacher and a teacher of the deaf.
- Available for training in trauma, mindfulness and counselling related subjects, and have experience of training medical staff, teachers, counsellors, trauma departments, EAPs, social workers. Please contact me to discuss terms and costs.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
When working with young children, I use play as well as conversation.
I have a particular interest in relationship counselling, parenting issues and in working with trauma (including PTSD) and abuse.
I also work with spiritual issues.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£50.00 per hour. I have a limited number of low cost places.
Available weekdays and early evenings.
I am happy to offer a brief free telephone conversation initially.
Mondays, Tuesdays and evening spaces from 6.30pm
My past experience is as a Telephone Counsellor and Case Manager for EAPs.
Previously, I worked as a counsellor in Primary Care, and for a University counselling service, a young peoples counselling agency, and an adult counselling agency. In the latter, I was responsible for assessments, training, and working with patients with mental illness and involved in psychiatric services.
I offer supervision for various organisations and privately.