About me

People often seek psychotherapy because they are feeling overwhelmed or are experiencing some kind of emotional pain. Issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self esteem or anger are often the symptoms of past traumas and experiences. I offer an opportunity to identify and overcome these or other difficulties you may be experiencing.

My approach is integrative which combines psychodynamic and person centred counselling. Psychodynamic therapy can help explore and understand how these difficult feelings have been shaped by past experiences and relationships. Thoughts and behaviours can be looked at using a person centred approach to increase self awareness and confidence by looking at how we communicate with others. 

I offer a warm, non-judgemental and confidential environment from my counselling room. My aim is to provide a respectful and supportive setting to explore these difficult areas. I can work face to face, online via Zoom or over the telephone if preferred.

The initial 30 minute consultation is free and can be either face to face, online or over the telephone. This time is used to establish if we are able to work together and whether counselling feels right for you. 

During an initial assessment session, we can explore the reasons you have decided to seek support at this time. We can look at aims and expectations and agree the focus of our sessions together.

If you feel we may be able to work together, please contact me either by email or telephone. I am able to work short term or long term depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Registration Number 390062) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. The BACP is the leading professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK. 

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (Membership Number NCS21-02263). The National Counselling Society is a programme set up by the Government to improve standards and safety. It holds a register of counsellors that is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

I have a Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and also attend regular supervision with a clinical supervisor. I am currently working towards my Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and take part in regular Continued Professional Development and training to stay up to date with safe practice.

My experience includes working in a Pupil Referral Unit counselling parents and young people who are struggling in mainstream education. Also in counselling those overcoming addiction, together with providing therapeutic support for their family and carers.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £50.00 per session
I offer an initial free 30 minute face to face, Zoom or telephone consultation

Concessions offered for trainee counsellors

Further information

  • Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
  • Accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
  • £5m Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance cover in place.
  • Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Certificates held.
  • Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (GDPR).

My practice is located in Rickmansworth and is within easy reach of neighbouring areas such as Chorleywood, Sarratt, Croxley Green and Watford. Parking is available locally and also on my drive.

I am able to blend face to face, online or telephone counselling depending on individual needs during these difficult and uncertain times.

Rickmansworth
Hertfordshire
WD3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom