Making the decision to see if counselling is for you can be daunting....not knowing what or who will be the right one. You might feel you don't know what the real reasons for seeking counselling are.....maybe you do.....
It could be due to something in your life that has changed and seems difficult to cope with or understand. Maybe it's something you cant put your finger on but 'something isn't quite right'. Are you feeling or acting in a way that you aren't happy about? Does everything seem overwhelming in life?
Counselling can help you to understand, unravel and bring clarity to your thoughts, feelings or actions that are stopping you living how you want to be or holding you back in some way and therefore bring about ways to change to help you move forward to where you want to be.
I am a qualified level 5 therapist in psychotherapeutic counselling. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I spent 4 years volunteering at MIND and a year at Farleigh Hospice as a counsellor and now work in private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 2 - Counselling skills
- Level 3 - Counselling studies
- Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
- Level 5 - Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling
- 1 year as a counsellor at Farleigh Hospice
- 4 years as a counsellor at MIND, Brentwood.
- Experience and training in bereavement, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depression, self-esteem and confidence building, PTSD
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£35 for 50 minute sessions
Monday to Thursday 8am-8:30pm
Please leave a voicemail and I will return your call as soon as possible. Or send me an e-mail or text.
My working hours are Monday to Thursday 8am-8:30pm and Friday's until 6:30pm.
Some Saturday's are available on request.
My therapy room is quiet, confidential and tranquil. Parking is easily available and approximately a 10 minute walk from Shenfield station.
Short and long term counselling are welcomed.