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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Berkhamsted Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm Hemel Hempstead weekdays from 9.00am to last appointment starting at 7.00 pm.