I am a BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) accredited counsellor and a registered member of UKCRP (United Kingdom Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist) with over 15 years experience working in various agency settings and - since 2006 - managing my own private counselling practice in Tring.
I am also a supervisor and offer clinical supervision for both trainees and qualified counsellors individually or in groups.
I am able to offer face to face or telephone counselling and coaching.
I work integratively with individuals - both young people and adults - and couples and I offer either short term or open ended counselling depending on client need and circumstance.
I have extensive experience working with clients presenting with a range of issues including but not limited to:
- Depression, stress and anxiety
- Loss and bereavement- including infant loss
- Challenges of being in a relationship
- Challenges of being a parent
- Challenges arising when a relationship breaks down: separation, divorce and blended families
- Adapting to the many life stages
- Workplace issues
- Sexual identity
- Challenges of being different or parenting a child who is different: working with autism
- Anger and shame
I provide counselling to clients referred to me from a number of Employeee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and I am an accredited counsellor for BUPA.
My approach is to work with my clients to empower them to deal more effectively with problems either in the present or linked to the past or anticipated future events which are causing anxiety or worry. By clarifying and exploring problems, I believe greater understanding is gained which can lead to the formulation of plans and the possibility to move forward.
In summary, I endeavor to offer my clients a safe and confidential space and provide a collaborative therapeutic relationship to empower them to locate and trust their own inner resources. This is underpinned by offering my clients my curiosity, congruence, courage and compassion.
I am committed to working to the BACP Ethical Standard. I also have comprehensive indemnity insurance and current DBS certificates for working with adults and young people.
Prior to training to be a counsellor, I spent 20 years in Human Resource Management in senior positions in the hospitality industry. This experience together with my counselling skills enables me to offer coaching to clients in life and work issues.
I began training to be a counsellor in 2001 and was awarded my accredited status with the BACP in 2012.
I have taught counselling skills to Diploma level West Herts College from 2007 to 2012. This involved teaching a programme of validated training courses to trainee counsellors.
I have completed a Certificate in Counselling Supervision for both individuals and groups. I currently work as a supervisor for MIND and CRUSE offering clinical supervision to individuals and groups.
My commitment to continuing professional development is ongoing and has recently included training in working with autism, infant loss and anger and shame.
Please feel free to contact me by email or give me a call and we can have an initial chat about what you are looking for and what I can offer. If it feels right for you, we can arrange to meet for an assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Training: 2018
Working with Suicide and Suicidal Ideation: 2017
Working with Autism: 2017
Certificate in Group Supervision: 2016
Certificate in Supervision: 2015
TA101Transactional AnalysisCertificate: 2013
BACP Accreditation: 2012
Certificate in working with Couples-Tavistock Institute: 2011
Attachment Theory and its Applications: 2010-2011
Certificate in Counselling Assessment Practice: 2008
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: 2004-06
Certificate in Counselling Studies: 2003
Certificate in Counselling Skills: 2002
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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My fee is £50 per 50 minute counselling session for individuals and £75 per 60 minute session for couples.Extended sessions are available upon request.
My supervision fee is £50 per hour and £75 for one and a half hours. Group supervision by negotiation.
I offer a reduced rate to students training to become counsellors.
I charge for missed or cancelled sessions if I receive less than 24 hours notice of cancellation
Monday - Friday : 8 am to 8pm Saturday: 9am to 1pm
My consulting room is in Tring Pilates Studio, Second Floor, Sutton Court, Church Yard, Tring. HP23 5BB. Parking is available
My practice is within easy reach of Tring and outlying villages, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Chesham, Amersham and Aylesbury.