Helping you to help yourself.
Are you feeling troubled, distressed or even confused by relationship difficulties, life transitions, crises, helplessness, grief, isolation, anxiety, depression or loss of direction? Talking to a professional counsellor in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can enable you to understand yourself better, make your situation more manageable and lead to lasting behavioural change.
As a BACP accredited counsellor with 20 years of experience in counselling adults with various difficulties and having my own experience of personal therapy, (a requirement of my training), I understand how important it is to find the right counsellor to help you. For this reason, I offer the first session of one hour, free of charge and £45 per hour thereafter. This initial meeting allows us to meet one another and to decide whether we would feel comfortable working together in future.
My background is in nursing, aromatherapy and complementary therapies and I believe it is important to respond to the whole person as well as to the obvious difficulties presented. I am bound by the Code of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am accredited with this organisation.
I offer both time-limited (6 - 18 weeks) and longer term weekly counselling to suit the client's individual needs, using an approach which integrates psychodynamic therapy, (how past experiences shape present behaviour and feelings) with relational, attachment and cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT.)
I offer weekday evening appointments.
Exploring and reflecting on present difficulties and emotional pain in a private environment that is neither threatening nor controlling, can free you up to take back control over your own life, feelings, attitudes and choices.
Taking that first step to seek help is daunting but may I encourage you to take that first step with me, today?
Training, qualifications & experience
National Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF) (2003)
Post-qualification Certificate for Primary Care Counsellors working in the
NHS. (Tavistock Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust) (2006)
Post-qualification Intake / Assessment training. (WPF) (2007)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre) (2009)
Certificate Working with the Couple in Mind - (WPF London) (2012 - 2013)
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Part 1 (Basingstoke Counselling Service)(2014)
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Part 2 (Basingstoke Counselling Service)(2013)
I undertake between 30 and 100 hours of Continuous Professional Training per year to stay abreast of new trainings and research in the field of psychotherapy.
Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling and
Registered Nurse (RGN) (1981)
MIFPA Member of the International Federation of Professional
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
Myers Briggs Personality Typing
Health related difficulties and illness.
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
£45.00 per hour face to face sessions in person, online or telephone.
9.30am - 9pm - Mondays 9.30am - 7. 30pm - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Online counselling with flexible appointments.
I have a special interest in Myers Briggs Personality Typing.