Hello and welcome to my psychotherapy / counselling practice.
I recognise the personal challenges involved in taking the first steps towards seeking therapy. I am aware that this can evoke a multitude of difficult feelings additional to those that brought you here in the first instance. I am passionate about the benefits of psychotherapy and counselling and the exploration and understanding of ourselves that this experience provides.
Why choose counselling?
Evidence suggests that engaging in talking therapies helps process our experiences from either the past or present; enabling a deeper understanding of ourselves and freeing us to live our lives in the here and now. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where we can work together to achieve this.
My approach is person-centred / humanistic, which is non-advice giving as I believe that you have the resources within to know how you want your life to be. I recognise and appreciate that you are the expert of your own experiences. Therefore our therapy sessions will be directed by you, focusing on what you feel is important. My role is to facilitate and support you, helping you to understand your experience of the world. Together we will aim to develop your own inner resources to bring about positive change.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling Studies - University of Essex
Dip. Person centred Counselling - University of Essex
BACP Registered Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Work experience includes:
- Working therapeutically with 18-24 year old's for a charity supporting young people
- Counselling adults requiring psychiatric support
- General counselling for adults at a counselling service
- Bereavement counselling adults at a hospice
- Private practice offering long term and short term therapy to adults and young people 12+
- counselling young people in secondary school
- counselling young people in the community
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
£40.00 per 1 hour session
I believe that the benefits of therapy should be available and affordable to all. Therefore fees presented can be negotiated with individual circumstances considered. I have allocated sessions for this purpose. Please advise on first contact.
Depending on availability I will be as flexible as I am able to be.
As a member of the BACP, (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am committed to continual professional development and attend regular supervision.
I have a DBS enhanced certificate and have professional liability insurance with Towergate.
I would love to hear from you, please feel free to call, text or email. I may not be able to answer immediately. However I will always aim to respond within a couple of hours.
Where I work from
I work from a small room in a residential / rural area, where there is plenty of parking.
The local bus is 351 running from Bishops Stortford, Ware and Hertford.