I am a BACP Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 29 years experience. I also provide supervision and training to other therapists and am a Senior Accredited Supervisor of Individuals.
I offer private counselling and psychotherapy at my home office in Mile End, Colchester. There is parking outside and I am also only a few minutes from the main rail station and on an easy bus route.
Considering Counselling can often be a daunting experience and I am happy to have an informal discussion over the phone with anyone interested, but feeling unsure.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and have been practicing for 29 years. I have worked in general practice, private practice and in education.
As well as my private practice I am currently the senior counsellor in a local college, where I have worked for over 20 years.
I am also a qualified teacher and have worked as a Counselling Trainer for over 20 years and as a Supervisor for 16 years.
I am also an experienced telephone counsellor and offer e-counselling services.
In 2007 I set up Person-Centred Workshops which offers continuing professional development activities to other therapists and Supervision Training.
I also completed a Masters degree in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy at the University of East Anglia in 2008.
I am also qualified as a "Counselling for Depression" (CfD) supervisor so I am able to work with counsellors using this approach, both in training and once qualified.
My formal qualifications are:
MA, B.Ed (Hons), Diploma Counselling (BACP Accredited Training), Certificate Supervision.
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
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fees for new clients & supervisees are:
Individual Counselling £45 (reduced rates may be available for student counsellors)
Supervision £45 per hour / £65 per 1.5 hours (£35 for students and newly qualified counsellors - also available for those counsellors working solely on a voluntary or low cost basis).
Working from my home office means I am able to keep my overheads, and therefore my fees, as low as possible. However if cost is an issue some concessions may be available, please contact me to discuss this.
I am currently fully booked, but please do contact me for up to date availability.
I can also offer telephone counselling, or video call appointments for those who may find it difficult to attend in person. Please contact me if you would like to discuss these options.