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.
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).
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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
My practice is close to Marlow in Bisham Village which is 10 minutes from junction 8/9 of the M4 and 10 minutes from junction 4 of the M40. There is available free parking. I can offer you daytime, evening or weekend appointments.
You can choose between short term therapy or ongoing longer term to suit your own needs.