I am a very experienced, qualified and Senior BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Accredited Couple and Individual Therapist and a COSRT Accredited (Council of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I hold an MSc in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy from the respected TCCR (Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships).
Appointments are daytime and evening, my last being 8.45pm. I now work from Great Sampford near Saffron Walden in Essex. I have had a Private Practice in EC2, worked in the NHS and Private Healthcare.
I am primarily an Integrative Counsellor, responding to my client(s) as unique individuals. The issues clients bring can be historic or current but primarily this is a working relationship. As a working relationship I encourage clients to come for an initial session to explore whether it feels the right place for them, that they feel comfortable and understood and we can work together. Clients are free to ask all they need that will help that decision. It can seem a strange new experience and your ability to choose the right Counsellor for you is vital. You can of course take some time to make that decision, no pressure will be made to make your next appointment.
I am primarily a couple and relationship specialist (including intimacy and sexual issues) but also work with many EAP's (Company Employee Assistance Programmes) and I work with a fairly equal proportion of men, women and couples. I work short and long term. I am a BUPA, Aviva and Simply Health approved practioner and other Healthcare Providers via Psychiatric referral. I am an Accredited Member of COSRT and a Senior Accredited BACP Member.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Psychosexual Relationship Therapy (TCCR - Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships)
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and UKRC Member
Accredited with COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Relate Couple Therapy Training for Qualified Therapists
Certificate in Counselling
Experience in GP Practice, Schools, Essex Police, Private Psychiatric Hospital, EAP's, Relate and private practice and NHS Clinics.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Behavioural Psychosexual Therapy for Sexual issues in the Individual and Couple
Mid Life Changes and Transitions
Family Crisis and Issues
Health and life limiting illness
Great Sampford near Saffron Walden CB10
Individual £60 per daytime Session. After 5pm £70
Couple £70 per daytime Session. After 5pm £80