My journey to become a counsellor started whilst I was a flight attendant for an American Airline. As I speak 4 languages, and had studied Psychology at College I was able to help the new girls who were nervous and anxious about starting their new careers. This was my first real insight into peoples psyche, their different perceptions of situations, in fact their uniqueness. It is because of this that I chose the school of Integrative Counselling which applies itself well to this uniqueness. I decided around 1992 to train as a counsellor as I felt that my qualities of empathy, good understanding of the Human Psyche as well as being non-judgemental and open minded may be of value.
My personality is friendly, empathic, non-judgemental.
I feel that a client would benefit from my work and life experiences underpinned by different schools of counselling, as well a real wish to understand the presenting problem.
I see clients at home in a self-contained office, tastefully decorated and in pleasant, peaceful surroundings, there is ample parking space available.
I also offer counselling via email, at a pre-arranged time: 15/30/60 minutes slots available.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
Diploma in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Stress Management and Couple Counselling.
In 1997 I graduated with a B-tec HND in Integrative Counselling.
Diploma with distinction in CBT.
I am an accredited Member of The Counselling Society.
I am a Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their code of ethics.
I am on an accredited Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, The accredited register scheme was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public.
This accreditation demonstrates my commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service.
I am also CCC registered and an affiliate of BUPA/PEC, EAR /Workplace Options and EAP.
I was the counselling psychologist of Heathfield St. Marys` School in Ascot ( a boarding school for young ladies between the ages of 11 and 18)from March 2000 until July 2014.
I hold a Professional Certificate in E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and I am entitled to use the style "E.F.T. Practitioner"
My languages are: English, French, German, Luxembourg (not much call for the latter!)
As well as working with general counselling issues I work extensively with relationship/ couple counselling and anger/stress management. I am highly qualified in all of these areas.
I feel that a good knowledge of theory coupled with life and work experience marry together to create a safe environment to explore most issues that a client may present.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
I work amongst others with relationship problems, sexuality issues, depression, unresolved childhood issues, bereavement and loss, developmentally needed work, stress and anger management, in fact most counselling issues. I work in longer term counselling as well as in brief, short-term and solution based therapy.
Relationship issues of any form are in my field of expertise are is the ability to work with anxiety relieving techniques and better coping skills.
I include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in my Integrative Counselling Work.
I work with couples and individuals, all age groups commencing age 12.
I am qualified and have long time experience with relationship and couple counselling as well as stress/anger management.
My sessions last 1 hour and my fees are as follows: £40.00 an hour per individual and £50.00 an hour per couple.
Between 5 and 7pm and before 9 am, the fees are £ 45.00 for the individual , after 7 pm £ 50.00 and £ 60.00 /70.00 respectively for a couple.
Bank Holidays and Weekend sessions are £ 50.00 for the individual and £ 70.00 for couples.
My email service fees at either pre-arranged time or to be discussed: £ 10.00 per 15 min. / £ 20.00 for 30 min. and £ 40.00 for 60 minutes
I am BUPA registered.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I am a member of BACP.
I am on an accredited Register that has been approved/accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The AR scheme was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. This accreditation demonstrates my commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service.
As well as general accepted working hours I also have slots before 9 am and after 5 pm as well as Sunday mornings. I offer email counselling also, at a pre-arranged time (15/30/60min)
Car Parking facilities.
Daytime and Evening appointments.
Sunday Morning appointments.
My expertise lies in relationship issues, this may be between partners, siblings, parent/child, work related relationship, in fact all relationship issues.
I am also fully qualified in dealing with Stress related Anxiety or Anger Management. I am CBT qualified in order to include anxiety reducing techniques into our sessions.
I offer long-term as well as brief, solution based counselling, depending on the presenting problem.
I am BUPA registered.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society
I am AR registered, the Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
I am a member of BACP.