About me

Hello and thanks for looking at my profile.

It can be challenging trying to navigate life with the day to day pressures of family, relationships, work commitments amongst many other things. We can get lost in everything and everyone around us and lose connection with ourselves and our own needs. 

We can only get so far trying to make sense of things on our own and unaware of our patterns that keep us stuck in particular ways of being and relating to ourselves and others. It isn’t always easy particularly in these challenging and uncertain times.  

Counselling offers a unique relationship in a safe confidential environment without judgement to explore and make sense of your life experiences, relationships, or feelings about yourself.

Experience  

I have over 15 years experience of working with clients either short term focussing on a specific issue or longer term which is more exploratory working on deeper issues and long term patterns.

My experience includes working with: relationship with self and others, childhood and attachment, loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, emotional and physical trauma, low self-esteem, anger, feelings of disconnection from self and others, feeling disillusioned with life; lacking purpose and meaning.

What to expect 

Our first session will be an opportunity to meet and get some background on your life experiences and discuss your reasons for coming to therapy and what you might like to be different.  Also for us to decide together whether I am the right counsellor for you and how we might work together.

You may be unclear about exactly what's wrong or what you want from counselling, just a sense that things are not quite right.  That is also OK, we can explore that together.

I work from my garden room which offers a calm and relaxed setting and connection with the changing seasons.

Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial assessment session.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling 2009
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2011
Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2013

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


In addition to my counselling qualifications I am committed to my ongoing personal and professional development and attend and participate in ongoing training and personal development groups.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Seeking meaning in life

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals
£50  50 minute session

£50 fee is payable for the initial assessment session. However,  no fee will be payable if we decide not to work together after the assessment session.




Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Wednesday Days/Eves

Please contact me to check current availability

Further information

Registered Member of the BACP and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am fully insured

Zoom Counselling

In addition to face to face counselling I also offer sessions by Zoom.

Nash Mills
Hemel Hempstead
Herts
HP3 8RY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.