I am a counselling psychologist with over 15 years' experience. I specialise in counselling for abuse and bullying, sexuality/gender and parenting but I see clients for a wide range of issues. I work existentially (I don't label, diagnose or pathologise your experiences, but help you find your own meanings) and phenomenonogically (I work with whatever you bring). Although I acknowledge that early experiences shape the way we are later in life, and am trained in psychodynamic approaches, I find that it can be helpful for clients to start with whatever is currently of most concern.
I have experience in counselling for a wide range of issues including depression, relationships, abuse, ageing, alcohol, parenting, identity, gender and sexuality, workplace bullying and mobbing, and those who are experiencing or have experienced narcissistic abuse in their family of origin or romantic relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
HPC registered Counselling Psychologist
BPS Chartered Psychologist
Member of the Society of Existential Analysis
- BSc in Pscychology
- Foundation Year in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
- Certificate in Existential Supervision and Group Leadership
Claremont Psychotherapy Service (2005-2008)
Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Agency (2006-2008)
Private practice (since 2008)
I have experience of working with clients of varied cultural backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities.
I abide by the BPS code of ethics and the HCPC standards of proficiency.
Registered / Accredited
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals - £65 between 9am - 5pm, £70 from 5pm onwards for 50 minutes.
Couples - £75 between 9am -5pm, £80 from 5pm onwards for 60 minutes.
Supervision - £70 per hour between 9am and 5pm, £75 per hour from 5pm onwards.
Thursdays and Fridays; some limited evening availability.