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Life can be really difficult at times for all of us and sometimes problems can feel overwhelming. Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide a safe and private space to explore the issues with someone who has enough distance from your life to be along side you whilst you find what it is that you need. I think people come to Counselling when they decide within themselves something in their life needs to change, be that an external change or a change in a way of feeling, I have more than 14 years experience in building meaningful, containing, supportive relationships and can be alongside you whilst you find what it is that you need.
I strongly believe the relationship between the Therapist and the client is the key to success, it's important to work with someone you feel comfortable with and able to connect to. In the ten years I have practiced I feel truly humbled every time a person shares their experiences with me. I have the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Clinical Counselling Supervision and can offer 1:1 or group Supervision to Counsellors, Psychotherapists, keyworkers, charity workers, support staff, nurses and teachers. I can also provide EMDR therapy. Here is a link from the BACP to learn more about EMDR therapy and it's potential uses:
I offer a free Counselling assessment so you can meet me in person and check it feels like I'm the right person for you to work with. I practice in a converted garage at my home, creating a private safe space for the therapy.
I'm a registered BACP member, I qualified in 2009 and achieved BACP accreditation in 2014. I have practiced privately for the last 9 years in addition to my other roles. I’m an Integrative Counselling Supervisor. Since qualifying I have worked with a variety of clients; children, young people, adult and child survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse, adults experiencing Substance Misuse issues and I delivered a behavioural change programme for people using violent and abusive behaviour in intimate relationships for nearly a decade. I have worked with people of all ages, with a diverse range of issues.
I am qualified, experienced and able to work with the following issues:
Divorce and Separation
Sexual Abuse and Assault
We don't necessarily know what will come up in therapy at the beginning, so I'm more than happy to build a Therapeutic relationship with you to explore any issue you feel relevant to bring into the work.
As a practitioner I believe the relationship is the most important part of the Therapy and I am good and experienced in building Therapeutic relationships with a diverse range of people. I have many clients return to me rather than choose a new therapist and I often receive recommendations.
I am an integrative Counsellor which means I work with different Theoretical Approaches and combine them to best suit your individual needs. I work using Psychodynamic Theory which works on the principle that your present experiences are coloured by your past experiences. I combine this with Person Centred Theory to create a safe space and good relationship with you so you are able in time to explore and find your own resolution. I sometimes work using Gestalt Theory and Transactional Analysis and can discuss any aspect of my Theoretical Approach and model with you at any time.
I can now offer EMDR Therapy; Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing is a comprehensive Psychotherapy that helps you recover from traumatic and distressing past experiences that are effecting your well being, mental helath and quality of life. Please get in touch to arrange an assessment for suitability for EMDR Therapy.
As a practitioner I work under the BACP ethical framework, the BACP also has a complaints procedure should you not be satisfied with the service you receive. The BACP have their own website where you can find out more information bacp.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I began Counselling with the NHS Young Person's Drug and Alcohol Service in 2008. I also Counselled in Turning Point, Hertfordshire working with adults with substance misuse issues. In 2010 I began to Counsel with a charity providing a young person's Counselling service in Bedfordshire providing 1:1 sessions to 5 - 25 year olds, I was the Counsellor for the charity in a High School for 3 years and I deliver 1:1 sessions to young people within Schools, who have experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse. I also delivered group Counselling for two years in Schools with young people aged from 8 - 16 years old.
I worked as the Women's Support Worker for a specialist Domestic Violence charity and delivered a 1:1 Domestic Violence Perpetrator programme and a group programme for a Buckinghamshire based charity.
In private practice I have worked with people of all ages with a wide range of issues. In therapy the relationship is key to the success of the therapy, so please get in touch to book a free of charge assessment to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
Level 4 Integrative Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling West Herts College 2009
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision The Albany Centre 2019
Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Supervision The Albany Centre 2018
Accreditation with the BACP March 2014
Sexual Violence 2 Day
Respect Group 6 training for people who use violence in intimate relationships Nov 2014
Domestic Violence Intervention Project 5 Day Training
Respect Perpetrator Programme delivering 1:1 sessions Training
Bereavement Workshop March 2014
Mindfulness July 2013
Respect 5 day Group training
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Accredited register membership
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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session
The first session is a free of charge assessment where you are able to meet me and decide if I am the right person for you to work with. All following sessions are chargeable, my fees are:
£50 per hour for 1:1 Therapy sessions
I’m registered with Axa and Aviva for private medical insurance
Concessions available: I can negotiate fees depending on your income and individual financial situation, please call or email me to discuss your needs.
For Supervision please get in touch to discuss your individual needs
If you have any questions or queries please feel free to give me a call or email.