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About me

Therapy in person is usually the most effective way to work. Alternatively, online video counselling is very effective, particularly if you live outside UK, or are anxious about social distancing. Either way, I'm here to hear you ....

I’m a Registered Member of the MBACP, and an experienced Psychodynamic Counselling Therapist working in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. I draw on Psychoanalytic, Integrative and Relational approaches to counselling therapy.

I help clients make connections by developing a greater understanding of the unseen patterns of behaviour that can underlie psychological distress. Often those patterns may have caused a multitude of issues such as depression, anxiety and panic, family issues, phobias, psychosis, and addiction.

Through exploring these patterns it is possible to address the life experiences they might impact on. There may be related issues concerned with trauma, difficult family dynamics, abandonment and loss, as well as a plethora of other uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives.
A dedicated practice of weekly therapy can help you make sense of any problems, developing insights and ways of resolving them. I attune my approach to respond to your unique situation and the experiences that have informed it. This can help you recover motivation, perspective, and reviving an essential joy in your life.

I recommend that we have an initial session to develop an understanding of your needs, and how I may best help. I mostly work with clients over the long-term, which helps to address the deeper, more complex roots of distress. However, I also offer short-term work, which can be effective.

I am available for weekday sessions during the day from 8am as well as evening up until 9pm.Weekend appointments are occasionally available on request.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified counsellor. Having trained at The University of Hertfordshire between 2008 to 2012, I completed a diploma course in Psychodynamic Theory.

I then followed independent training until 2014, when I went on and successfully achieved a two year Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice at The Counselling Foundation in St. Albans.

I continued training with Middlesex University, gaining an accredited qualification in 'Together For Wellbeing’ in their Support Training Programme. Employed by The N.H.S. Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust, I spent three years working and supporting patients with a multitude of mental health and personality conditions.

Having seen clients at The Counselling Foundation in Luton since 2014, I continue working as a private practitioner in Hemel Hempstead.

I also have a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Design and Applied Arts (1998).

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

From £55.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

All practical arrangements, including fees, are discussed during the first session.

When I work

I am available during weekdays including daytime and evenings, from 8am until 9pm.

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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