I am a fully qualified and registered counsellor, accredited to the BACP. I offer support and understanding in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. I feel it is important to work together, looking at the most beneficial way of moving forward and towards change. I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, bereavement, depression, domestic abuse, eating disorders, childhood sexual abuse, relationship issues. I also work with issues related to disability and special needs including Autism and Asperger's, and have experience of working with carers.
During these difficult times, feelings of anxiety regarding uncertainty in this current climate can become overwhelming; it can be helpful to address feelings of low mood and to make sense of difficult thoughts and feelings during this period of isolation.
**In light of the Coronavirus and the difficulties associated with coping on a day to day basis, I am offering regular Skype, Zoom or telephone sessions and can be flexible with timings. Please contact me for further information.
I work with individuals - adults and young people aged 13+, and with couples. Each session lasts 50 minutes (60 mins for couples) and the number of sessions can either be open-ended, or short term with an agreed number of sessions. I feel it important to address each client's needs individually and am happy to discuss any worries, expectations, or goals for counselling. The first session is a time to discuss the most helpful way of working together, clients can then book further appointments if they wish.
I have a private practice within a local alternative healthcare practice, providing a discreet and relaxing space in which to make sense of difficult feelings. (Sessions can resume here in time)
Appointments are available weekdays or evenings.
I am happy to discuss concessionary rates for NHS workers, counselling students, carers and those working with disability.
I am a registered provider with BUPA, Aviva and Simplyhealth insurance companies.
I am currently working remotely, offering Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to the guidelines of their code of ethics and good practice.
I graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling.
Foundation certificate in Counselling
Primary Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
Training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Training in Bereavement counselling
In my practice, I work integratively, using Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Counselling, in addition to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. In this way I can offer the most appropriate approach for any client.
I am a registered provider with BUPA, Pruhealth, Aviva and Simplyhealth insurance companies.
I have extensive experience in bereavement and loss, having worked in a hospice for many years, providing support at a difficult time for many people. In addition, I have worked within the NHS, supporting many clients with a wide range of issues; I have also worked with troubled adolescent teenagers.
In my practice I work with those battling with drug and alcohol addiction and childhood sexual abuse, as well as eating disorders, domestic abuse, and relationship and family problems.
Anxiety is a common issue which many people struggle to control; I have worked with many clients using cognitive behavioural therapy in order to build coping mechanisms and strategies which can be used independently, and continuously.
I also work with the charity Mencap, whereby I co-ordinate a holiday playscheme for children with disability, offering respite and support to their families/carers; I also have experience of working with adults and young people with special needs including Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specific experience/interest in working with alcohol and drug addiction, bereavement, anxiety, domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, special needs and learning disability, including Asperger's and Autism, as well as working with carers.
From £55.00 to £75.00
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Individuals £55, Couples £75 per session.
Concessions may be available for student counsellors, carers or clients with disability, in addition to NHS workers.
I am a registered BUPA provider, and am also registered with, Pruhealth, Aviva and Simplyhealth insurance companies.
Monday - Thursday 8am - 9pm Friday 8am - 5pm
Ample parking is available
I am also available for Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions.
I have a current DBS (police check) which allows me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
I have Safeguarding training.