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Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3NA

About me

I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to come and talk about whatever is troubling you.  Perhaps you are experiencing challenges with life, which may be getting in the way of you living as fully as you would like. We will work together to explore and better understand what is going on for you, perhaps by identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking and relating, which may be linked to past events and relationships.

I work with a range of  emotional and relational matters including low self- esteem, loss, relationship difficulties, abuse, work related issues, ageing, illness, general low-mood and anxiety.

If you are nervous about starting therapy, we can have an initial first session to check that I am the right person for you. In the first session, we discuss what you would like to gain from counselling, and whether  short-term or open-ended therapy would be right for you.


Training, qualifications & experience

My training is in psychodynamic and person-centred methods, and I integrate these approaches in my work.  I have a postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire. I have over 14 years of experience as a therapist, working mainly in private practice.  A registered member of the BACP, I work in accordance with its ethical framework.

I am a qualified supervisor and work with supervisees from different modalities.  I offer supervision privately and within institutional settings.

In addition to being a counsellor, I am also a social psychology researcher and have a PhD in social psychology. I have taught on several undergraduate counselling and psychology courses.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer supervision

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£48 per session
£20 for an initial assessment session

When I work

Mondays (online)

Wednesdays (f2f)

Further information

Professional membership
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

British Psychological Society (BPS) 2004 - present

Letchworth Centre, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3NA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a qualified supervisor and work with trainee therapsits and also with experienced therapists.

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