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Throughout life, we may experience many different events such as divorce, bereavement, work, relationship or family issues. Within these times we tend to 'cope' either by ourselves, or by feeling family and friends provide us with enough support. However, events, differences and upset, may cause a sense of sadness and loneliness, sometimes without knowing why.
To cope with this not knowing, we may place ourselves at risk or use coping mechanisms (such as food, alcohol, over-exercising, control) to avoid feelings that we do not understand, or perhaps feel confused or fearful of.
Within the safe, confidential relationship of counselling, we can look at these different feelings and explore together where they may come from. Over time, being open and honest can allow an understanding and acceptance of one’s self, alongside the discovery of one’s own uniqueness.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills; Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling; Certificate in an Introduction to the Social Sciences: understanding social change; Diploma in the Application of Psychodynamics Theory to the Principles of Counselling; Certificate in Psychodynamic Mentoring and Supervision; Diploma in Supervision.
Over the last 20 years, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including forensic, addictions and general psychiatry (specialising in eating disorders at the Priory). This has involved working within Private, NHS, GP and charitable settings. I have had a Private Practice for over 10 years working with couples and individuals.
My experience allows me to supervise Students and Counsellors on an individual and group basis.
I am on the registered lists of AXA/PPP, AVIVA, BUPA and Cigna. I also do work for Employee Assistance Programmes for specific insurance companies.
Along with being an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred) and a member of their Private Practice Sector (MBACPPP), I am a member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (MBAPPS) and have been a member of their Conference Committee. I am also a member of B-eat (Beating Eating Disorders).
I have taught at Clinical Diploma Level within a BACP Accredited organization and am the Independent Advisor to Felsted School. I am also the External Assessor for an Accredited training organization.
I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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.
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
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 am a Specialist in eating disorders.
I work with individuals and couples.
I supervise Students and Counsellors/Therapists.
I am on the registered lists of AXA/PPP, AVIVA, BUPA and Cigna Healthcare. I also do work for Employee Assistance Programmes for specific insurance companies.
£65.00 Assessment for individuals (first session)
£60.00 for individuals (ongoing therapy)
£75.00 Assessment for couples (first session)
£70.00 for couples (ongoing therapy)
£40.00 for supervision
When I work
Day time and evenings
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Counselling is on an ongoing weekly basis. As well as day-time, evening appointments are available.
You are able to contact me via the mobile number and arrange an initial meeting to see and feel if this type of counselling is helpful for you.
There is parking at Crushes Manor Clinic.