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I am a BACP accredited counsellor with a BSc (hons) degree in counselling and an MA in counselling and psychotherapy. My experience as a counsellor for the last 15 years has been in private practice, as a counsellor and also clinical manager in an EAP and as a volunteer counsellor for a local agency . I have also worked with anxiety.co.uk and as a first counselling responder following traumatic events.
I have experience working with clients on many different issues, including anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement, decision making and stress. My approach is to work alongside my clients to offer the space and time to talk in a safe and confidential place to get a better understanding of themselves and to find their own way forwards. I practice a person centred approach with some solution focused therapy.
The relationship between you and your counsellor is at the very heart of successful therapy, so it is very important that you choose someone who is right for you. My role as your counsellor is to to enable you to make the changes you want to make for yourself. We are all unique and I am here to listen to you. If you would like to know more about how we can work together please contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with individuals and couples, children and adults, men and women over the last 13 years who have had many different issues, including bereavement, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, disability and illness, sexual problems, work related issues including bullying, domestic abuse and self harm and dementia. I work with clients either face to face or on the telephone.
I have an MA in Counselling and Pschotherapy, a BSc (hons) degree in Reflective Therapeutic Practice, a diploma in counselling and I also have a certificate in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy), experience of working with Solution Focused Therapy and Psychological First Aid. I am an accredited, qualified counselling supervisor and and have senior accreditation with BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I also have on going Continual Professional Development training in accordance with BACP guidelines and I am a counselling trainer.
I have worked in a corporate environment as a career and personal development coach and trainer and have used these transferable skills in my counselling work. I currently work a a counsellor for an Employee Assistance Programme and also see clients and supervisees in private practice.
I have used my experience as a counsellor and trainer to deliver counselling training courses and cpd workshops.
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BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Solution Focused Therapy
Psychological First Aid
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
£60.00 per session
Individual £60 per session
Supervision £60 per hour
When I work
My practice is in Cookham, close to the train station. There is road parking close by.
You can choose between short term therapy or ongoing longer term to suit your own needs.