Are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope? Do you struggle with anxiety or low mood?
Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement or relationship breakdown.
If so, counselling can help you to understand and make sense of these feelings. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space for you to talk about the issues and emotions that are troubling you. Together we can begin to explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you to increase your self-awareness and understanding of how to move forward with your life.
Sometimes this involves short term therapy of just a few sessions, but I am also happy to offer open ended sessions for those who want it.
I am a mature and experienced psychodynamic counsellor who currently works in private practice for part of the week. My clients have included men and women of all ages with a wide range of issues. I have experience of working in a solution-focused way as well as on a more long-term basis. You can see me at a dedicated counselling room in Wivenhoe, a minute's walk from the railway station, or in central Colchester.
Contact me by email or telephone me on 07535 134912 to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons), MA.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Foundation Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Registered and accredited member of the BACP
I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor at Chelmsford Counselling Foundation and worked there for several years on a part-time basis. I have also worked in counselling training and was employed as a co-leader on the Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at Chelmsford Counselling Foundation.
I have more than 10 years experience of work in a wide range of mental health services. I currently work with the charity Kidsinspire which supports children and young people. My role there is to offer individual therapy to parents so they feel more empowered and skilled in supporting their children.
I attend monthly supervision meetings in accordance with BACP guidelines and the ethical framework.
I continue to further my training and develop my expertise by regularly attending workshops and seminars. I have recently attended courses on risk assessment, suicide, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate and a Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I have appointments available during the day and some evenings in Colchester and Wivenhoe