I am an experienced Accredited Counsellor, working with a variety of issues such as Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, PTSD, Relationship Breakdowns, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Domestic Abuse to name but a few. Offering a safe, warm, ambient space in which to explore together your life challenges and anxieties in a non-judgmental and understanding way - working towards finding your self worth.
My experience lies in counselling children, adolescents, and adults, working at the moment coordinating a Young Person's counselling service, and working as a counsellor in a local Upper School. I have worked with survivors of domestic abuse,both adults and young people. I have also worked with many people who self-harm, have suffered relationship breakdowns or are experiencing flashbacks due to trauma - offering them therapeutic support and understanding.
My approach is Person Centred, allowing you, the client, the choice of how we work together as one to explore your thoughts and feelings through talking; in some cases CBT has been a successful model when working with presenting issues such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Low Self Esteem and many more. The choice will be yours. Other mediums such as drawing and writing, relaxation techniques or guided imagery are also options we can explore together.
My aim is to understand and explore with you, not by judging you, your inner turmoil, working at your own pace, ethically and respectfully to gain movement in your life's journey; and now you have made that initial first step forward you are on your way.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma Therapeutic (Integrative) Counselling Level 4
- CBT Counselling
- Freedom Programme for survivors of Domestic Abuse
- Counselling Young People who Self Harm
- Mellow Parenting Programme
- Bereavement and Loss using Creative Expression
- Working with Sexualised Trauma
- Working with Young People who Self Harm
- CATT (Childrens Accelerated Trauma Therapy)
- Registered Accredited member of BACP
- Play Therapy skills
- Trauma and its effects on young people
- Certificate In Online and Telephone Counselling
- BACP Building a Therapeutic Relationship of depth using Text
- BACP How to do Counselling online
- The Open University - How to do Counselling Online
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Initial Session £30 for assessment. This is to enable you the opportunity to make sure we can work together. In order to get the most out of the counselling process it is so important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor.
Subsequent Sessions £45 per 50 minutes
I am happy to discuss Concessions, please ask at first enquiry
I am flexible, I offer late afternoons and Evenings during the week and during the day on Saturdays.
Based in the centre of Dunstable, in pleasant, ambient counselling rooms. I am easily accessible by bus and there is a car park close by.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists I work within a professional framework and code of ethics.
I attend regular supervision in order to maintain high professional standards in my work with my clients.
I currently offer late afternoon and evening sessions during the week and Saturday daytime appointments.
I welcome enquiries from anyone who would like more information about my practice or would like to discuss whether counselling may be valuable for them.
Please do not hesitate to telephone or email me. If I am not available, then please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am available - I aim to return all calls within 1 day.
" Life is too short to suffer in silence" - Anonymous