I offer a time and space for people to look at their concerns, to be listened to, heard and acknowledged. To endeavour to understand why we are the way we are, make sense of feelings and emotions which occur within us and to look forward to accepting ourselves.
I began to learn more about counselling after a tragic work related incident and I now balance counselling with my career in education.
I would not say that I specialise in any one area i.e. anger, trauma, debt or couples but I adopt a 'person centred' way of working which places each person at the heart of the counselling not the presenting behaviour or situation. Counsellors are not all the same and it is important that you feel comfortable and safe with the counsellor you choose to work with.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
I have worked with addictions in agencies in Bedfordshire, and within a mental health setting in Hertfordshire. I now work with young people in Hitchin in Primary and Secondary education alongside my private practice.
Diploma in Clinical Supervision CPPD Counselling School. I continue to supervise counsellors, students and colleagues in public sector
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
I have been working with young people in school settings for some years as well as adults and am happy to engage with young people away from the school environment and to work with the different issues which affect our young persons.
I am also willing to work in clients homes, so if you have difficulty in travelling then that should not affect your choices. Skype, Zoom or telephone work is also available.
Initial session is charged at 50% of full fee.
Further sessions on a weekly basis £50.00 per 50 minute session. Rates for students and young people by negotiation. A late notice cancellation fee will apply.
Supervision for counsellors is also available, reduced rates for students.
Concessions offered for
The decision to enter counselling is in itself a difficult decision, if you are uncertain please do e mail or phone for a confidential discussion.
You may be asked to leave a voice mail so please leave a contact number and I will get back to you.