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CBT Counsellor and Trauma Specialist

About me

I see Couples and Individuals over 17 who may be experiencing psychological distress, negative thoughts and feelings, or chronic illness and pain, struggling at work and/or relationships.

I specialise in trauma and abuse work and have specific training and NHS experience in trauma-based CBT.

I have worked as a fully qualified Counsellor since 2003.
In 2013 I became fully qualified as an NHS IAPT High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and as an Integrative Psychotherapist.

My approach is "Integrative", meaning I integrate several theories and approaches into my work with clients. The solid underpinning of all my therapeutic work lies in the knowledge that it is ultimately the emerging relationship between client and therapist - that's you and me - that heals.

Please note:  During the COVID-19 crisis I am only providing my services via phone, FaceTime or online (ZOOM).

(My consulting room is 1 mile north of Chesham Town Centre in Buckinghamshire. I am in easy reach of Amersham, Berkhamstead, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe. There is ample parking space.)

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist; and BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist. I am also a qualified and experienced Supervisor.

  • In 2003 I gained a Diploma in Counselling (person-centred).
  • In 2005 I was Accredited with BACP and have maintained my accredited status since.
  • In 2011 I completed a 4 year Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute.
  • In 2012 I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at Royal Holloway University under the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) scheme.
  • In 2014 I became fully Accredited with BABCP.

I have worked as a private practitioner since 2003. Concurrently I also worked as a counsellor in various voluntary sector organisations including a carers' centre, a women's centre, a service for young people between 13 and 25, a MIND counselling service and a drug and alcohol counselling service. Between 2004 and 2007 I was employed by Parentline as a telephone counsellor, both on their Helpline and providing short courses of counselling.

Since 2009 I have been employed in a Talking Therapies service within the NHS, both as a counsellor and as a High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Psychotherapist, where I also provide Supervision and support to Trainee CBT Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender Reassignment.

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From £90.00 to £120.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£90 for Remote and Face to Face sessions in my Buckinghamshire Clinic. Tuesday to Friday

£120 for Face to Face sessions in my London W1 clinic (2 minutes walk from Bond Street Station) Monday only

Supervision: £80 per Hour, £100 for 90 Minutes.

Sessions are for 50 minutes unless otherwise stated.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


In person

I hold Certificates in Person-Centred Supervision from Psychology Matters (2007), and in CBT Supervision from Dr Michael Worrell, at The Central London CBT Training Centre (2014).

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