Hi and welcome to my professional profile. I am pleased to introduce myself to you and hope I can be of some assistance in supporting you to find the right counsellor. I work with both adults and children. You may be here because you have been experiencing stress in your life, maybe this is due to work, relationship issues or a relationship break down. You maybe suffering with anxiety or depression. Counselling can help, offering you a safe, relaxed and confidential space to work through your difficulties you can be confident with me that I will listen attentively, offer insight and support you to find clarity where perhaps there has been confusion. I care passionately about what I do, which is why I do it. I believe in the power of talking therapies because I know they work. I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor and have worked with individuals in a variety of settings including charities, schools and private practice. I take a largely person centred approach but with my many years experience I am able to draw on other therapeutic models as needed. I work with clients on both a short term and long term basis depending on your therapeutic goals and desired outcomes. I work with individual adults and children from 4 years upwards, with children I integrate the use of play, arts, music and movement as this is most often a young child's preferred medium of self expression.
I currently private practice in a countryside location situated just on the outskirts of Milton Keynes which is easily accessible from Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in sexual health, supporting families both parents and children. I have over ten years experience of working with young people in a variety of settings. I spent many years counselling adult survivors of rape and sexual abuse and have further training and experience of supporting adults and young people who have suffered different types of trauma including developmental trauma. I have a keen interest in areas including domestic violence and drug and alcohol dependency. I can use creative arts in my therapy and specialise in using therapeutic play with children aged 4 years and up.
- Post graduate qualification in therapeutic play
- Level 5 Diploma therapeutic counselling
- NVQ 4 supporting families with multiple and complex needs
- Level 3 Diploma in counselling skills
- certificate of proficiency BACP
- Working with survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence
- further training in the following areas: Anxiety, anger, autism, attachment difficulties, low self esteem, assertiveness, drug and alcohol dependency.
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
£40 per hour for adults
£35 for 45 minute session for children aged 4- 14 years.
Sexual health and relationships
Abuse and coercive control
Drug and alcohol dependency
Work related stress