Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, I offer a professional counselling service to both individuals and couples. You may be in the middle of a personal crisis, or there may be a feeling that something could be better in an important area of your life.
Wherever you are right now, I’ll help you explore the personal issues you are facing, helping you gain a much better understanding of what is causing you distress.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a fully qualified counsellor, with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from CPPD, and a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Hertfordshire University. I also hold a master's in Occupational Psychology, and first degrees in Psychology and Business. I'm a mindfulness trainer too and a registered member of the BACP.
I have been passionate about psychology and human relationships ever since my undergraduate days. Before turning to counselling, I worked as a senior manager within large organisations. Counselling is very much feel like a 'true calling' for me.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please note that my approach is essentially integrative, so I often combine different approaches in the interests of making the counselling as effective as possible. I view the working relationship between the counsellor and client as the fundamental vehicle for change.
For me, counselling is not about labels or narrow definitions of psychological problems. I work with people with a variety of issues, and the work often touches on several different areas.
Contact me to discuss completely confidentially how I may be able to help you.
Change is the only constant in life. To change, we first have to accept how things are at the moment. But accepting things for what they are can be incredibly difficult. This is why mindfulness is a key part of my therapeutic work with clients.
As adults, we've probably all felt that life has become 'stuck' at key moments in our life. Counselling can both provide the necessary stimulus to growth and further development.