If you’re thinking about counselling, you’ll want to be sure that your counsellor can offer you a safe place where you can unburden yourself of anxiety and worry, and leave sessions feeling supported and further along the road to self-acceptance. I am caring, empathic, open and honest and bring these values to my counselling and to my relationship with clients.
I have built my experience of a broad range of issues over the past 11 years, and have worked successfully with clients from a variety of backgrounds, including professionals, children and those who have felt at a low point in their life for whatever reason.
I have worked extensively with low self-esteem, anxiety and lack of confidence helping to enable people along their journeys to fulfilment. I have counselled couples for many years on relationship issues helping them to find a therapeutic resolution. I have also worked for a bereavement charity and have a particular interest in facilitating people through the bereavement process. Work stress, anxiety at work and peer and management issues have been a big part of my practice over the years.
I have a vast experience with young people and children having worked in roles in the Council and at a boarding prep school, working on peer relationships, anxiety and family issues such as divorce and separation. I have also worked with disengaged young people on issues including school phobia, bullying, teenage pregnancy, stress and anxiety. Within these roles I have experience of self-harming and suicidal thoughts and can gently facilitate their journey towards self-acceptance.
If you decide to book time with me I will arrange our first session within a week if possible and at a time that suits you – either during the day or in the evening. My counselling takes place in a quiet, neutral environment in Maidenhead that is easily accessible, with good parking facilities. We will regularly review if counselling is providing you with the support and progress you need to reach your own resolution to the issues that have caused you anxiety or concern.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP (Snr. Accred)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling - Person Centred, Existential 2001
Diploma in Clinical Supervision and Consultancy 2011
Certificate in Loss and Bereavement
Qualifications in working with children and young people
CBT workshop completed
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Workshop (6 day) undertaken in in 2008
I have extensive post qualification counselling experience with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, including EAP referrals.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Couples from £60 for a 60 minute session
Individuals from £50 for a 50 minute session
Special rates are available for children.
Monday to Tuesday 9.00 till 18.00