The emotions of Grief and loss are a natural response to someone or something that you have or had an attachment with, but at times these emotions can feel overwhelming and can impact on your normal functioning and on your health.
Being able to talk through how you feel or think can help you make sense of these feelings. Grief and loss can have a ripple effect of how it effect yourself, relationships and the wider environment around you.
You may feel guiltily for wanting to do the things you use to enjoy doing, it may feel hard to move forward in the fear of leaving your loved one behind, or an old life behind.
As a integrative psychotherapist I offer you a non Judgmental, compassionate space where you can begin to unravel some of the chaos in your mind and begin to make the first steps to live again.
I work from home where I hope this offers you a relaxing place.
I also offer walking counselling, if you prefer to be out doors and enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in a children’s hospice for 18 years, firstly as a health care practitioner then as a counsellor. During this time I was able to establish a counselling service to support families who's child is going through the journey of hospice care or end of life care. Counselling can help families to feel empowered to make memories, managing difficult conversations to other family members. Being there so they can talk through their fears so they don’t have to carry these alone. It also enables some parents to begin to manage difficult and complex emotions when their baby or child has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, condition or additional needs.
I have provided training sessions for the wider care team who work at the Hospice on ‘ Managing difficult conversations’ empowering the care team to feel confident to communicate with families on end of life care for their child.
As part of my role I also organised the annual memory day for the families to attend to celebrate their child’s life alongside other families.
I work at Princess Alexandra hospital providing counselling for couples and women who have experienced pregnancy loss, still birth, fertility issues and birth trauma, these sessions are provided by petals charity. At times it can feel like their is no hope, like your being left behind whilst friends are having their first babies or more. You may feel like your body is letting you down and no one around you understands this ‘ it will happen’ ‘your young you have time’ ‘it wasn’t meant to be’.
I have my own private practice where I work from home in stanstead Abbotts
- Grief and Bereavement Counselling (CPD level 9) 2020
- Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling cpcab 2011
- level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling cpcab 2008
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with Couples who are finding it difficult to understand how each other are coping in their loss or grief. I'm not a relationship counsellor but can help couples identify how each of them are grieving.
From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session
Online counselling £40
In person counselling £50
walking counselling £50
I try to be as flexible as I can depending on availability.
Counselling can be daunting, especially when you don’t know the person your going to be working with.
I offer an initial phone call to see if you want to work with me, or you can have the first 15 minutes free of your first counselling session to see if I’m the right counsellor for you. Counselling is about building a rapport with each other so that you feel able to share your thoughts and emotions.