I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist and offer both long-term and short-term therapy online via Zoom or in person from my consulting room in Harpenden, near St Albans in Hertfordshire.
I offer a safe and confidential space in which to talk and reflect, which opens up the possibility to explore what is going on for you. I work with a range of issues which include for example, anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse and trauma.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a widely known and respected professional body. I adhere to the BACP’s strict code of ethics, standards of practice and confidentiality guidelines.
What to expect in your first session:
In our first session we will explore your needs, reasons for seeking help and what you hope to gain from counselling. You will also get the chance to ask questions, so you can decide if you are comfortable to continue. If you decide to start counselling we will agree a suitable time and fee for weekly, 50 minute sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
After a career in insurance I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist at the Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (MHCPC). I completed the Certificate in Counselling Skills and then went on to study for the three year Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling & Therapy.
Alongside my private practice I have experience working in a low-cost counselling service and the charity sector in both long-term therapy and short-term therapy (8 to 16 sessions), where we may focus on a particular issue someone would like to address and explore.
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.