CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO WORK ONLINE OR TELEPHONE WITH CLIENTS
When you're anxious or depressed, having relationship problems or issues at work or college, counselling allows a safe space to talk about what's troubling you, helping you gain insight and perspective, and enabling you to live a better life.
I believe counselling is a collaborative process in which client and counsellor work together to enable personal growth and positive change. My life experience and time as a counsellor have taught me that my warmth and empathy are qualities that help create an atmosphere where clients feel comfortable talking about their troubles and the distress they are feeling.
A qualified counsellor with over fifteen years experience, I offer brief or longer-term counselling to individuals. I provide a relaxed environment where you can feel at ease talking about your problems, confident you will be listened to with compassion and acceptance, and heard without criticism or judgment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an advanced diploma and a postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling from the University of Cambridge, and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a Registrant of UKRC.
I have varied experience working as a counsellor:
*in private practice
*at a GP practice
*in the outpatient department of a mental health trust
*at a university counselling service
*as an affiliate of employee assistance programmes (EAP)
*and as a BUPA-recognised therapist
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
Transition from adolescent to adulthood; mother/daughter relationships; women's issues;
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Fees for this professional service are £50 for a 50-minute session payable at the end of each session. I may be able to offer a concessionary rate to students and those whose work has been impacted by the current situation. Please feel free to ask.
Monday to Wednesday, 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
My practice is situated on a residential street in Ely. Free parking is available.