At times we can find ourselves feeling troubled, overwhelmed, out of control, powerless, anxious or depressed. Sometimes the reason for this is clear but often these feelings preoccupy us without us really knowing why. In either case, we can work together to explore what these feelings mean and think about how and why they began, how they are affecting you and what you would like to change.
It is possible that early childhood experiences or prior traumatic events may be affecting your ability to cope with a current situation. Through talking about your personal history, sense of self, relationships and beliefs, we can explore how this may be impacting you. Gaining new understanding of your experiences may ease both current issues or old wounds. Many issues can be explored in this way; anger, relationship or family problems, loss and grief, ill health, trauma, abuse, identity, gender, sexuality and body image concerns.
I aim to provide an environment where you are free to express and evaluate your needs in an open, confidential and non judgemental situation, where your concerns can be heard and given time and attention they need.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
- University Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
I am committed to continued personal and professional development so am continually widening my knowledge and experience through wider training and research. I am supported by regular supervision to ensure I am maintaining an ethical and reflective practice.
I have experience of working with issues such as anxiety, body image, loss and grief, domestic abuse, low confidence and self esteem, relationship and family problems, ill health, self harming and depression.
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
Fees for Stanstead Abbotts practice: £50
Sessions are available daytime and early evening.