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NCS (Accred), MA, MSc, PsychD (completion 2024)

About me

At The Loss Therapist, I offer private online counselling for those who are experiencing grief, bereavement, loss or life-stage changes.  Perhaps you've lost a loved one, suffered a miscarriage or relationship breakdown. Maybe you've been made redundant, or are facing retirement. Or perhaps you've taken on caring responsibilities, are finding it difficult to cope with a physical health condition or dealing with infertility issues. Or does life just feel overwhelming? Whatever your circumstances, working with me will give you space to explore your situation and what it means to you. Whether you wish to move forward in some way, find acceptance, have an outlet for your emotions or talk about experiences without feeling sad, I can help.

What should I do next?

The idea of seeking out a therapist and entrusting a professional with your thoughts, feelings, and experiences can feel daunting.  It’s essential you feel comfortable sharing things with me, and I don’t want you to have to pay for my time until you know we’re the right fit.  That’s why I offer a free 15-minute consultation, whether online or over the phone before any formal session. 

The purpose of this consultation is to help me understand what is going on for you and ensure that I feel capable of helping you.  It also allows you to be sure that you feel comfortable working with me.  During the consultation, I will ask a few questions to get a sense of what has brought you to therapy and what you are looking for from our counselling relationship.  This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about counselling and how it works.

How do I book an initial consultation? 

If you feel that I might be the right fit for you, then please just drop me an email or leave me a voicemail and we can arrange to have an initial conversation about what's bothering you and how I might be able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
  • L3 Counselling Studies (CPCAB), CPTA Reading
  • MSc Theory & Practice in Clinical Psychology, University of Reading
  • MSc Counselling Psychology, University of Roehampton (MSc equivalent completed as part of Doctoral training)
  • PsychD (Doctorate) Counselling Psychology, University of Roehampton (to be completed in 2024)

Before training as a therapist, I spent 16 years working in the HR and Talent Management industry for some of the UK's most prestigious companies. I started working in HR because I cared about people. However, the more senior I became, the more exposed I was to balancing the challenges of working and personal life. We often struggle to acknowledge the impact this tension between personal and professional life has on our psychological wellbeing. It's why I'm so passionate about grief and loss.

Member organisations

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Refugees

Additional information

£55 for a 50-minute session. I also offer 30 and 75-minute sessions. Please visit my website for further information.

When I work

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My availability changes regularly depending on client caseload and work commitments, so please feel free to check in with me to see if I have times that might be suitable for you.

Further information

Therapy with me puts you at its centre, offering flexibility and space to share and explore what's going on for you. Right now you might be feeling confused and exhausted, or you may simply want to make sense of your situation. We will work together to help you feel supported, find balance and move forward.

As therapists, we hold a privileged position in hearing your often unspoken thoughts, feelings and experiences. My approach is collaborative, recognising that you will have your own individual challenges and life events. I'm invested in helping you change, and committed to providing a space where you can express yourself freely, without fear of judgement.

Burnham, Slough, SL1

Streatley, Reading, Berkshire, RG8

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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