I currently have availability for supervisees but am unable to take any new client referrals until 1st November 2021.
I place great emphasis upon a strong therapeutic relationship between myself and my clients as the main basis of sessions together. Trust, honesty and congruence being the fundamental components.
I draw on over 20 years of experience working with adults and children in a wide variety of settings. These range from NHS hospitals and hospices to secondary schools and dance academies.
I feel I can offer you a nurturing safe space that can allow you to process your inner thoughts and make sense of feelings and emotions that often arise whilst navigating life.
I work with children and adults covering many areas such as low self esteem, social anxiety and depression.
I work with teenagers and parents to process behavioural issues that can often arise as children themselves navigate life's rollercoaster. This can include social difficulties, parental conflict and family diversity including seperation and divorce.
I am also experienced in working with relationship breakdowns, bereavement and loss. I work with a range of emotions that often culminate in people feeling stuck within themselves or a particular situation.
Working from an integrative model means that I draw on many theoretical modalities to support you.
I work within this integrative model drawing on TA, CBT, mindfulness and psychotherapeutic modalaties throughout therapy. These are all ways of working that we can explore together and agree on before moving forward within therapy, revisiting as we work.
Being presented with the right tools at the right time can often facilitate a move forward or a shift in perception. This shift can be monumental and help shine a light on areas where you may feel stuck. This in turn can create a deeper self awareness or sense of self which can prompt powerful change.
Simply being heard can often be a powerful tool within the therapy room.
Working within a comfortable holistic non clinical setting I also use creative therapy if appropriate and agreed upon.
I do challenge my clients where and when appropriate in order to support you in facilitating growth and change. But equally I am sensative to my clients needs and have a deep sense of empathy when working.
I am also trained to work with co parents in conflict and have done this for a number of years supporting solicitors and CAFCAS is children's work.
I can also support parents in learning how to better communicate once separated in order to keep children at the centre.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started out as a childrens nanny over 30 years ago before having my own children who are now adults.
I then went on to train clinically in complementary and neuromuscular therapy 20 years ago.
Knowing the body as well as understanding the mind has always been an important and integral part of my practice and work.
After this I moved into teaching therapies and then onto my counselling journey.
More recently training as a supervisor to support other counsellors on their own journey.
I am the founder of Willow Therapy which I set up to offer counselling support to a community and its surrounding areas. I also manage my team of experienced counsellors to provide a high standard of support taking GP referals as well as supporting schools and services.
I have extensive experience working within hospice settings with terminal illness and NHS settings with life limiting illness.
I also have experience working in secondary schools with a broad age range of children.
I added family counselling to my training kit along with couples and parenting support. This allowed me to work with families, adults, teenagers and young children.
I work on a one to one basis, I also offer parent and child sessions, family group work, and work one to one with a wide range of ages to support individuals and the family.
- Supervision Training Level 6 Diploma.
- Suicide and safeguarding intervention
- Narcissism and children.
- Tavistock Mentalization treatment for couples in high conflict
- Tavistock Co Parent Family dynamics
- Safeguarding children and young people online.
- Tavistock working with inter-parental conflict
- Beat Supporting families with Eating Disorders conference
- Working with children and families within the spectrum
- Anxiety in children and young people. CAMHS.
- Ptsd. Children and trauma
- Pods training. Dissasociation and personality disorders.
- Sand play creative play. The Open Toybox.
- Eating Disorder annual CPD. Beat organisation.
- Adlerian Family counselling. Bucks Adlerian society
- Attachment Theory and Family Dynamics.
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Aylesbury college
- Therapies with Cancer patients: Mount Vernon Centre
- Cancer and its Treatments: Mount Vernon Centre
- Mindfulness in Practise: The Hospice of St Francis
- Health and Safety awareness: Youth services Buckinghamshire County Council
- Data Protection Training: Connexions Service
- Working together and Holding the Difference: BACP children and young people
- Working with the impact of Parental Conflict on Children and Young People’s Mental Health: CAMHS
- Bereavement supporter training: Iainne Rennie Hospice
- Reiki Master practitioner Teacher Level
- Reiki Practitioner Levels 1 2 and 3
- Neuromuscular Trigger point practice
- Diploma in holistic and Clinical Aromatherapy: Tisserand Institute
- Young Children and Babies Developmental course: NCMA
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer support to parents of teens navigating a range of issues.
Offering parent support sessions utelising Adlerian theory.
The areas we cover in these sessions can be related to issues presented within the school settings as well as difficulties within the family home. These may present as anxiety, attachment issues, eating concerns or communication breakdown within the family to name a few.
I work individually with teens and young adults experiencing difficulties on many levels.
I work closely with parents going through relationship breakdown and also offer sessions to single parents with their child to look at strengthening communication.
I trained in Family therapy and offer this to support the whole family who attend the room. These sessions support the parents and child whilst we look closely at family dynamics and areas of concern. We work to hear one another with a focus to repair any ruptures. The solutions are always within the family itself and my role is often as facilitator.
I work from a shared building. There is a designated shared waiting area outside the therapy room.
All measures have been taken in accordance with government guidelines for covid risk assessment.
There is hand sanitiser mounted on the walls throughout the building and strict cleaning protocols.
The room is thoroughly cleaned between sessions and has a timed gap between sessions to air the room. Please note that we are on the second floor of the building and the window is open for the duration for air flow.
Prior to any face to face sessions a covid risk questionnaire is messaged out to you and a thermometer check is required before entering the room.
From £60.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
- An initial Free 15 minutes is offered on the telephone. To establish if we are able to work together and look at your needs.
- Initial assesment session: £70.00
- Adult sessions: £60.00 for 1hr
- Child sessions: £60.00 for 1hr
- 25% discount is available for a limited number of students training to become counsellors working within their Level 4 Diploma.
- Joint Parenting support session: £70.00 1hr
- Parent and child session: £70.00 1hr
- Couples Therapy sessions: £70.00 1hr
- Family Therapy sessions: £95.00 1hr £120.00 1hr30
- Supervision session: £65.00 1hr £85.00 1hr30
- Willow has a designated team of qualified counsellors who work with children and adults. All Willow team members are fully insured and have a current DBS in order to work under the branch of Willow.
- We have connections with CAMHS children's mental health team along with links for medical and psychological support with Eating Disordesrs.
- I also work with solicitors supporting parents moving through a seperation process. My work involves supporting children and keeping them at the centre of the process.
Willow has additional counsellors on board to support client work. Sessions with them may currently be online via video or phone during COVID and in line with government guidlines.
I work within a period Victorian house set on the edge of Tring High Street.
Willow Therapy is situated on the second floor alongside other independent practitioners.
PLEASE NOTE: This room has a shared waiting area with other practitioners within the upstairs practice.
The room is tucked away off the main High Street offering anonymity but conveniently located for ease of access via bus train and car with ample parking in the nearby car park or off road parking.
The room is a holistic setting and provides a space for therapy that is gentle and holding with plenty of creative play if needed.
All sessions can be adapted to online video via zoom facetime or WhatsApp. Alternatively phone sessions can be arranged. For all remote sessions a seperate contract will be emailed out.
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