Face-to-face, video and phone sessions available - if you are under stress of any kind associated with Covid19, please contact me to discuss how therapy could help you.
Would you benefit from having someone to talk to? If you're feeling anxious, depressed, sad or fearful, not sure how to navigate difficult times, counselling can help you.
It's not easy to take the first step, but you can text, call or email me, whichever's easiest for you. If you'd like to, we could arrange a phone call so that you can tell me about what brings you to counselling now, ask any questions about how counselling works, and get an idea as to whether you'd be comfortable meeting me for an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Four year training leading to a Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. Prior to this I completed a Certificate Course in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling Skills at Reading University.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.
I have worked as a Young People's Counsellor in GP surgeries with ARC Counselling Service, Wokingham. Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked for many years as a nurse.
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 personal and professional experience of the impact on families and friends when a loved one needs physical care either in their own home or in a care or residential setting - an often unfamiliar territory which can evoke very difficult feelings.
Following discussion, it may be possible to provide counselling in your own home or care setting, so long as appropriate privacy can be arranged.
From £50.00 to £60.00
Concessions offered for
Standard rate £50 at Emmer Green (RG4) and £60 at Anchor Counselling (RG1).
Some reduced fee places are available at both locations, please enquire.
Monday morning/afternoon/evening, Tuesday morning/afternoon, Wednesday morning/afternoon/evening, Friday morning/afternoon.
All of us will experience change and loss in our lives - through relationships ending, changing jobs, moving house, as well as bereavement, redundancy, ill-health or financial difficulties. I can offer you support and understanding as you explore the new world you find yourself in, and help you give yourself the time and space you need to gather your strength and get ready to move forward.
Feeling anxious or depressed are often signs of things not being right somewhere in your life - in weekly counselling sessions you can explore what lies behind your current feelings, look at what changes you can make and the resources you have or need for this.