I work on a private basis with individuals, couples, young people, on a short term basis, according to what is agreed with the client and fits best with their particular needs and situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified Psychotherapist (registered with UKCP)
Senior Accredited Counsellor (registered with BACP)
Post Grad.Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (BCPC Bath)
Post.Grad.Dip. in Humanistic Psychology.(Bath)
Relate Accreditation as Couple Counsellor and Group Worker.
Post-Grad.Dip. in Social Work (Sussex University) which included a certificate of recognition in Child Care, Mental Health and Probation.
Hons. Degree in Psychology (Sheffield University)
I spent the earlier part of my working life in social work settings in inner London, both in childcare and mental health, as well as in child and adult psychiatric services, and also in the Probation service. Subsequently,having qualified as a therapist, I worked as a counsellor, counselling trainer, supervisor and group facilitator in both voluntary and statutory agencies; I also worked to create and develop low cost counselling services for children and young people and also separately, for adults.
My concern for the impact of parental separation on children also led to my training and working in the Family Conciliation service for a while, to encourage and support parents in making collaborative decisions about custody and access, in the best interests of their children.
Latterly my work as a psychotherapist,counsellor, trainer and supervisor has been in the N.H.S, and in GP counselling in Primary care, and in both independant and public schools;
I now work on an entirely private basis offering supervision, seeing individuals, couples and young people.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I enjoy working with artists and craftspeople of all kinds on issues relating to their creativity; having trained as an artist myself I feel well suited to work of this kind;though not qualified as an art therapist I am happy to work with more visual and creative approaches, which can be particularly helpful when putting thoughts and feelings into words feels too difficult, or even impossible.
My usual fees are currently £50 for individuals, and £55 for couples,
though I am sometimes able to offer low cost sessions for the unwaged, and people on low incomes/benefits.
Please feel free to contact me to arrange an initial session so that we can see if we can work together, and to find out if I can be of use to you, or may be able to direct you to a more suitable alternative.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||some French|
weekdays, excluding Friday and some early evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|