I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor with over 14 years counselling experience. I offer a warm, safe and confidential environment for you to talk about whatever is troubling you - whether it is from the past, or more recent.
Taking the first step to access counselling may feel a little overwhelming, but can lead to increased self esteem and knowledge, better relationships with loved ones and a greater quality of life.
Working together we can explore your inner world in order to gain self awareness which can empower you to choose alternative options. I strongly believe that the quality of our working relationship plays an important part in equipping you to make positive life changes and gain greater self acceptance.
I work with adults and young people ages 12 and up. I see individuals of any race, culture, religion or sexual orientation offering short or longer term work as required.
My private practice is located close to central Aylesbury with easy access from the town centre, local secondary schools and also has free, easy parking.
I have regular clinical supervision to ensure safe and ethical practice is maintained.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision CPCAB
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency Accredited Voluntary Register
- Certificate of Counselling Skills CPCAB
- Certificate of Counselling Studies CPCAB
I have over 10 years experience helping to manage a large, busy counselling agency where duties included responsibility for line managing a large group of volunteer counsellors. Alongside this, I have extensive experience in working with Safe Guarding and Child Protection issues.
In addition, I have substantial understanding and knowledge in working with the following issues as well as a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties -
Low self esteem
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), and am also registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
£45.00 per session
I offer an optional FREE 30 minute session for an initial meeting. Full 60 minute sessions are £45.
Available for daytime and evening appointments during the week Monday-Thursday.
Close to Aylesbury town centre with free parking.