Sometimes life becomes hard and we can become stuck in some difficult feelings. Led by you and working at your pace we will gently hold and explore any issues and difficulties you may be experiencing in your life. My hope is that in offering you my empathy, warmth, and acceptance you will feel that nothing is too small, too big or too awful to talk about. My counselling is person-centred, focusing on the belief that if we are given empathy and unconditional positive regard within an accepting and transparent therapeutic relationship, we all have a tendency towards growth and a capacity to flourish.
I offer an accepting, supportive and safe space for you to explore your life. I have specialist training and supervision in bereavement, support during illness and caring through my work at a local hospice. I also have extensive experience working with young people in school settings, exploring anxiety, self-harm, depression, suicidal thoughts and identity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Person-Centred Counselling and a post-graduate diploma in Adolescent and Schools Counselling. I have worked at a hospice for three years and in schools since 2011.
I am on the Metanoia Institute's register of approved therapists for students on their Person-Centred (Pluralistic) degree course.
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a free 30-minute phone or zoom session so that we can see whether we would be a good fit for each other.
My face-face availability is limited to Thursday and Friday afternoons at present. I am able to work with you to find a suitable time for zoom or phone sessions.
I work face-to-face in a grade 2 listed building in Kings Langley and can also offer zoom or phone counselling to suit your needs.