Thank you for viewing my profile. If you are feeling anxious about the future, overwhelmed or struggling to cope, then please get in touch. I specialise in anxiety, depression, loneliness and change. Talking through your problems can make you feel less alone.
We are living in an environment of constant flux and counselling can provide the stability you need. My hope in working together is that we create a relationship where you feel safe and trust me with your fears. The knowledge that you have a planned time to talk about your worries can provide comfort and relief.
I can support you in making sense of what is happening in your life and help you to see things in a different way: I will listen without judgment or interruption. My role is not to give you advice but help you to explore your feelings and provide the time to think about yourself and for yourself.
My previous career as an HR and Change Management consultant has given me insight into the different ways that people respond to change. Understanding the change cycle and how this applies to your life can be useful in adapting and integrating new ways of living. In addition to my counselling experience, I have also trained as a coach. This allows me to draw on different techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to make positive change in your life.
I have worked with clients in all stages of adult life who have suffered trauma, loss or significant change and are now keen to understand how this has impacted on their lives and outlook today. A consideration of the past can provide insight into current attitudes and behaviour.
It is important that you feel comfortable talking to me. Before you make any commitment, please get in touch for a chat about how I can support you. I work from a spacious office in Bedford or remotely via Zoom.
In addition to running my private practice, I also work for a charity in Bedford supporting adults with mental health difficulties. I have a BA in Management and Psychology, a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, an MA in Personnel Management and am a Mental Health First Aider for Mental Health First Aid England.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and The British Psychological Society.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Certificate in Clinical Assessment Skills
- BA in Management and Psychology
- MA in Personnel Management
- Certificate in Coaching
- Mental Health First Aider
- Addressing Postnatal Depression as a Healthcare Professional
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