I am a BACP Senior Registered Counsellor and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. My model of working is integrative.
For short term work I utilize my training in Transactional Analysis combined with a cognitive / behavioural approach.(CBT)
For longet term work my philosophic model is a combination of Attachment theory and Existentialism.
I originally trained as a Marriage Guidance Counsellor ( now Relate) in 1980.
I have continued to specialise in couple work, including, sexual, sexuality and abuse issues.
I have trained with Barnado's and work with all aspects and issues realted to adoption.
I worked as a counselor and principle lecturer in Counseling at West Herts College for 18 years and have counselled all ages from 16 - 88. I have also worked as a trainer for relate on the post graduate diploma.
I currently work for many EAP companies and I am also a registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist within the NHS and private healthcare.
I work in Berkhamsted in a GP practice and in Hemel Hempstead in my home.
I do not follow the traditional model of silent listening, with little interaction. Instead, I will listen and talk with you and help you to recognise choices that, before, may not have been apparent, and then, how those choices might be implemented.
I was motivated to become a counsellor, having myself been in need of counselling and finding the process extremely beneficial and life-enhancing.
I feel very privileged to have had a long career that has enabled me to travel alongside so many different people and situations. To know that I can make a difference in their level of confidence in becoming Themselves. My education, therefore continues.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
BACP Senior Registered Accredited Member
NMGC accredited counsellor
NMGC accredited trainer
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. ( City 1996)
Registered Adoption counsellor (Barnardo's 2007)
UKRC Registerd Independant Counsellor
Certificate in Education ( Hatfield 1990)
Transactional Analysis 101
Adoption training ( LINK Barnardo's)
Brief Anger Management Therapy
Registered / Accredited
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £60 for the initial session and have a scale of £40 - £100 per session depending on circumstances.
All sessions last for 50 mins.
I will consider a reduced fee for long term trainee counsellors.
Working integratively means that you do not have to fit my model, but that I draw on a wide range of models of counselling and experience to work with you in the unique way that your issues require.
I am always mindful of working within the BACP and UKCP ethical frameworks and have regular supervision.
I also offer supervision and supervise a wide range of counsellors in private and public sectors.