I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor. I trained at the Metanoia Institute in Ealing as a Person Centred counsellor and have been counselling since 1996.
I have a practice, private and NHS clients, in Radlett, Hertfordshire within easy reach of Watford, Bushey, Edgware, Stanmore, Barnet, Elstree, Borehamwood, St Albans and North West London. I work with both individuals and couples. My work with clients varies from short to long term counselling covering issues ranging from anxiety, depression, relationships to matters of general and specific concern.
As counselling may be a new experience for you, if you do decide that you are interested in counselling after making contact I offer an initial session at a reduced cost without obligation. This session offers you the opportunity to explore in complete confidence any issue of concern to you. It also allows me the chance to find out a little about you and to see if you feel comfortable with me as a counsellor. If we decide to work together we agree a mutually convenient time and day for us to meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling - Metanoia Institute
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Metanoia Institute.
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Metanoia Institute
Counselling for Depression - IAPT Licence - Nottingham University
Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling
Additionally I have trained as a bereavement counsellor and worked as a volunteer bereavement counsellor for approximately five years.
I worked as a volunteer counsellor for the mental health organisation MIND for nearly eight and a half years. This counselling was all short term work and thus I have accumulated considerable experience in brief solution focused therapy.
As part of my ongoing professional development I attend many courses and workshops.
I have been counselling since 1996 and since that time I have gained tremendous experience in the range of issues I have encountered as well as counselling clients of varying ages from 16 to 90 years old.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
The Association for Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) is the leading UK organisation providing hope, information, support, and treatment options for those affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity.
ATSAC sets standards of practice for qualified therapists and provides accreditation for specialist training courses. A therapist who has gone through ATSAC recognised training will have the knowledge to respect and work with you sensitively to find out how best to support your needs.
Therapy options may include one-to-one sessions, group work, and/or relationship counselling. ATSAC is a not-for-profit organisation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial session is at a reduced charge of £40 for individuals and £60 for couples.
The fees for further sessions are £60 for individuals and £75 for couples.
These fees are open to negotiation in certain circumstances.
Please note that all cancellations require at least 48 hours notice. Failure to attend without such notice will be charged at the full rate.
Daytime sessions are available Monday to Friday. Evening sessions are available Monday to Thursday.
My personal approach to counselling is Humanistic and I use the Person Centred Approach as my theoretical base. In addition to this I use other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis. My approach is also very much based on the therapeutic relationship as I believe that it is the quality of the relationship between the client and the counsellor that determines a positive outcome for the client.
A good relationship is built on trust, mutual respect, a good rapport and honesty and integrity and my goal is to bring all these into my work with clients.
I aim to work with my clients towards a mutually defined goal where both the counsellor and the client are equal and active participants in the therapeutic relationship.