I became a Client-Centred counsellor and psychotherapist because I love being a part of, and witnessing someone's emotional and psychological recovery. I beleive we all desire to receive unconditional love, positive regard and respect. I also beleive we all want to experience someone who can empathise with us in a genuine, congruent relationship, whether or not we have serious problems or crises. I have been in private practice for over 28 years. I mainly work with anxiety, relationship issues (including narcissistic abuse and/or post-natal depression), anxiety, affairs and betrayals, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), panic, abuse, eating disorders, couples issues including separation and divorce, bereavement, low self-esteem, emotional abuse and bullying, addictions, sexual abuse (current and historic), personal development, and therapeutic personal and professional coaching.
We often want someone to listen without judging or taking over and telling us what to do, what to think, how to be. Some of us worry that talking to friends or family will burden them unreasonably with our worries and concerns.
Therefore we need time, freedom and a good, active listener to explore our problems and be trusted and helped to find our own solutions and strategies, to work out what feels right to do, or where to go next. Talking things through with a trained, qualified and experienced therapist usually helps to get clarification or resolution.
I also supervise other counsellors, psychotherapists and professional coaches as well as external examiner for Metanoia Institute for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I believe in and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice, therefore I am a Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I am also a member of the World Association for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (WAPCEPC).
I work from my Towcester studio in Northamptonshire, face to face, or FaceTime or Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (Hons), an MA and a Diploma in Counselling, as well as a Diploma in Supervision. I’ve two Masters, on from the University of Kent at Canterbury, the other from University of East London. I trained in counselling a psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in London where I am no an external examiner. I gained my Diploma in Supervision from the Institute for Person-Centred Learning.
For the last 13 years I have been training and practicing Natural Horsemanship and Humanality; a theory of personality and psychology which helps us understand ourselves (and horses) and others and gives us confidence and insight into what is natural and positive about ourselves, including how to communicate more effectively and successfully with people who are quite different from us, along with a better understanding of those whose behaviour might be at least mystifying, at worst, downright exasperating! I have had considerable success using the Humanality Report as a personal development tool for clients, supervisees and coachees.
For testimonials visit my website's Testimonials page at www.londoncounsellor.org.uk
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Identity and personality, or Humanality characteristics using a model of personality which takes account of introvert/extrovert, left-brain/right-brain innate characteristics to help us understand ourselves and others. I focus on positive attributes to enhance self-development and avoid overuse of those attributes that leave us burnt out and distressed, and ways of communicating more effectively so as to get the best out of others and make the best of ourselves.
Concessions offered for
For counselling and supervision (per 50-minute session)
A deal of 12 for 10 is available for individual and couple counselling if fees are paid and weekly sessions are booked upfront.
For coaching, be it personal, self development or therapeutic coaching: Initial session £90 for up to 2-hours, as necessary.
Ongoing sessions £80 an hour, or 12 for 10 if paid and booked upfront.
A session length is 50 minutes. If you feel your situation is critical you can ask for double sessions or twice-weekly sessions.
I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If you would like an initial session please contact me, either by phone or e-mail:- Mobile: 07931 333 679 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to know more about me then you check out my website on www.londoncounsellor.org.uk.
FAQs Will you be talking to anyone about me? Everything you tell me in therapy will be strictly confidential with very few legal and ethical exceptions.
I talk about my work with a qualified, professional supervisor but I would not be giving away any identifying material about you; the focus of supervision is my work, not my clients' business.
How long will I have to come for? There is no set number of sessions for which you would be expected to come; that will be entirely up to you.
Will I have to come every week? In the beginning stages of counselling most people find that coming every week for 6-8 weeks is helpful to get going. Then you are more likely to know what frequency might work best for you; after then you can always adjust frequency if you think you need more or less.
What about cancellations, will I have to pay for those? So long as you give 48 hours notice of a cancellation you won't have to pay for the missed session.