People choose to come to counselling for a number of reasons.
You may be experiencing difficult feelings without knowing or understanding why. These feelings might include things like anxiety, depression, helplessness, confusion or panic.
You might be struggling to cope with a recent sad or traumatic experience or a difficult set of circumstances that you are going through at this particular time in your life. Or you might be finding it difficult to come to terms with past experiences or understand why such experiences continue to impact on your life today.
You may want to focus on yourself and your sense of who you are or you may want to talk about relationship issues or your role within your family, friendships or workplace.
Or perhaps you have just reached a point where you want to start to take more control over your life and to change repeated patterns that you realise that you keep falling in to.
Whatever your reason for coming to counselling you will be heard, accepted and treated with respect.
My interest and focus is in you as a person rather than the "problem" that you may feel you are bringing. Within this context I work with a wide range of issues.
I have 18 years experience of working as a counsellor and psychotherapist, am fully qualified and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer professional and confidential individual and couples counselling in Goldington Road, Bedford.
In addition to my work in private practice I have wide experience of counselling within various organisations and charities.
I am also a Registered Adoption counsellor under the Adoption Support Agency Regulations (2005) which means that I can work with clients on any issues to do with adoption.
Please feel free to look at my web site for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Developmental Injury- Institute of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - 2018
Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling - 2015
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma - Institute of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - 2015
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Hertfordshire - 2005
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling - London Gestalt Centre - 2003
Additional specific training in: Adoption, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Obesity, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
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
Changes in family / home situation
£45.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£45 for individuals and £50 for couples