I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and BACP Accredited counsellor with experience in working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, bereavement and loss, substance misuse and addictions. I have experience of EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) counselling and work with issues affecting workplace stress, relationships, conflict and critical incident.
I have worked effectively and potently with many clients who, through their relationship with me, have been able to work successfully through emotional issues and make changes in their lives with greater self-understanding and awareness.
My approach to client work is empathic and non-judgemental. I am both supportive and gently challenging and maintain high standards of ethical and professional practice in my work.
I work with individuals and couples and offer Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Relational Psychotherapy, CTA, BA(Hons) Transactional Analysis Counselling/Diploma Counselling, Counselling for Depression, Certs in Cruse Bereavement Counselling, Integrative Supervision Diploma from Metanoia Institute, Supervisor Cruse Bereavement, Couples Counselling and Addictions.
UKCP Registered, MBACP (Accredited) and member of EATA, IARTA and Metanoia Institute. I have worked for WDP in Hertfordshire as an addiction counsellor and have experience as a counsellor and supervisor for Cruse Bereavement. I have experience working as a student counsellor for the University of Hertfordshire and work as an Employee Assistance Programme counsellor for organisations. My private practice is in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £55 for a 50 minute session for individuals and £70 for 60 minute session for couples
Flexible hours for telephone and online sessions
Counselling and psychotherapy offer an opportunity to talk through current problems or difficulties and to explore your thoughts and feelings confidentially. The therapeutic relationship enables you to work through past issues and traumas in order to understand how you cope and deal with different situations.
Issues often are presented are:
- Relationship and family issues
- Trauma and Abuse
- Stress and anger management