Do you want to make more sense of your life? Do you feel anxious or worried?
Do you want to talk with someone who will listen in a safe and confidential environment?
I am a qualified, accredited and professional counsellor and clinical supervisor working in Welwyn Garden City. I offer day, some evening and Sunday morning appointments.
I work with individuals and couples primarily in a Person Centred way integrating Psychodynamic and CBT approaches as appropriate. I aim to help you express and understand your feelings, understand yourself and your relationships more and make choices in your life. I also look at strategies that could help you manage your anxieties and concerns.
I am also registered with Barnardo's to provide counselling for those affected by adoption whether you are adopted yourself, are about to adopt or have adopted. I also work with those who have placed a child for adoption and want to talk about their grief and loss.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to explore these feelings and to help you build your self esteem and confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: 2003
I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Supervision: Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (MA level) 2010 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision: 2015
Registered with Barnardo's to provide counselling to those who have been adopted, are in the process of adopting or have adopted.
Trained in cancer counselling for those affected by cancer
BA (Psychology, Sociology and Education)
Certificate of Education
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
SUPERVISION: I offer supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors.
ADOPTION COUNSELLING: I am a counsellor registered with Barnardo's adoption agency and can offer counselling to those affected by adoption including birth mothers, those who have adopted or who are considering adoption and those who have been adopted.
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
Concessions offered for
You can come for an initial 40 minute CONSULTATION meeting FREE of CHARGE. This will give you the chance to meet me, outline your issues so that we can both see if we could work together.
£50 per hourly session for individuals.
A lower fee can be offered in case of need. Each case will be discussed individually.
£50 per hour. £70 for a 1.5 hour session
I aim to be flexible in the timing of appointments in order to meet clients' personal and work commitments. I can offer some weekday appointments between 8am and 9pm.
I have undertaken further training in adoption counselling through Barnardo's Adoption Agency and am registered to provide counselling to those affected by adoption, including birth mothers, those adopted or who have adopted.
I have also been trained to give counselling to those affected by cancer.
As well as my counselling qualification and experience, I have a background in education, with extensive teaching experience with children under five and their families. I have senior management experience in this area as well and have counselled those affected by work related stress.