Hello, and welcome to my site.
Looking for a counsellor or Psychotherapist can be for some people a challenging and difficult task; and therefore I aspire to provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and confidential atmosphere and will work with you at your pace to achieve your goals. Your values and beliefs are respected while we journey together towards you finding a more satisfying and resourceful way of living.
Over the past 16 years, I have been working with clients, of varying backgrounds and problems, such as depression and anxiety, sexual abuse and child-related issues, relationship issues, low self-esteem as well as issues of loss and bereavement.
I recognise that each client is different and will work with you according to your preferred learning style using a cognitive approach if you like to read and do things between sessions so that you continue the therapeutic process between session, and for some client the arts may be more appealing, so I will use drawing, music & movement etc or a combination of both depending on your needs and your personality. The therapeutic relationship is also a key part of the process in our work together. I will work you collaboratively to design the therapeutic intervention that is most suited to your specific needs.
I work with a range of client groups. young people, children, adults and pre-marital & couples counselling. I work with individuals and groups.
My approach to therapy is systemic and includes the integrative; combining the creative and cognitive, that may incorporate a range of approaches. these include Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Therapeutic Play, Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
I also provide clinical supervision for counsellors and therapists to support them with their therapeutic work as it relates to the needs of their clients. As a professional I believe training others in this field is the best way to extend myself in my commitment to the needs of clients and therefore I am a professional trainer in counselling skills and personal development.
My aim in life personally and professionally is to empower others to effectively design their own lives for excellence and purpose.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a trained & Qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Life Coach and a Trainer. I work with my client's unique challenges using a systemic approach and incorporates the integration of therapy such as Cognitive Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and creative expressive arts.
HE Diploma in Person-Centred/Existential counselling.
Advance Diploma - Trauma and Abuse (Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play
Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Ed.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Diploma
NLP Certified Practitioner
Diploma in Counselling Supervision Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice (Couples and Families)
I am currently pursuing an MSc in Systemic Family Therapy
My clinical experience working in voluntary counselling agencies with children and young people. For five years I was a Counselling Coordinator and have set up counselling services for children in schools. I have been working in private practice with a range of clients with issues in relationship problems, sexual abuse, depression, bullying, low self-esteem and more.
My teaching experience as a senior-lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University for three years on the Diploma in Counselling programme and as a visiting lecturer in other colleges has been satisfying and rewarding to see students develop.
I currently provide training personal development, CPD courses and Supervision for counselling agencies and individuals.
I am dedicated to the work of people empowerment and seeing each one strive towards reaching their highest potential.
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
- Special Needs - ADHD, Aspergers and Autistic children
- PICT - Parks Inner Child Therapy for trauma and abuse, a specialist psychotherapy approach using cognitive therapy and visualisation - imagery re-scripting. This approach helps trauma clients to process the impact of trauma and on-going effects on their daily life
- Play Therapy for children and young people who suffer with emotional, and behavioural problems.
- Approved (Play Therapy UK PTUK Supervision
- Clinical Supervision for counsellors and psychotherapist
Individuals - £60.00 per session
Couples and families- £90.00 per session
Children - £60.00 per session
Children Group - £45.00 per child/ per session
Supervision £60.00 -I also offer a discount for students in counselling training Life Coaching £150.00
I work Monday through Friday, and I am available for appointments 8.00 am to 20.00 pm
I also offer life coaching for clients who do not need counselling, but want to move forward with their life, it might be that you have lost your direction in life, and finding you life's purpose would be the starting place towards the future.
Life coaching is helpful for:
- Life Transitions
- Family & Parenting
- Life Style management
- Emotional Stress
- Business Success
- Work / Life Balance