I am an experienced practitioner qualified to work with adults, children and young persons on a range of presenting issues including abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression , domestic violence, low self-confidence , relationship issues, self-harm and substance abuse.
Extensive training in both traditional and contemporary ways of restoring mental well-being enable me to draw on a variety of methods to help alleviate states of stress, anxiety and emotional pain.
My service takes place in a safe and secure setting giving clients the opportunity to be listened to without judgement and in complete confidence. There is no limit to the number of sessions a client can receive, therapy is allowed to come to a natural end to meet the needs of each individual client .
My work as a Couples Counsellor draws on a range of couples counselling theories including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy , Imago Therapy, Cross Cultural Relationship Therapy and other leading contemporary developmental models of couples therapy. I am therefore able to work with couples of all ages and backgrounds. Most importantly my approach helps couples break the cycle of conflict they may have fallen into and helps resolve their communication issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified counsellor and highly respected Psychotherapist having studied at Manchester and Loughborough Universities, followed by successful completion of the postgraduate clinical training programme at the University of Hertfordshire. Currently working as part of the outstanding counselling team at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living and as a psychotherapist in private practice.
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.