I am in my mid 40s and have been a registered counsellor since 2016. Since 2014 I have worked for Hertfordshire County Council for their Safeguarding Out of Hours Service. I also work with a local drug and alcohol service, counselling for addiction issues and their extremely diverse causes. I am part of a team that aids clients through their recovery.
I also work from home in a purpose built conservatorŷ, where my clients can feel comfortable and able to talk about whatever is causing discomfort in the present, dipping into their past where necessary.
Training, qualifications & experience
diploma in hypnotherapy
Merit in Foundation Art and Design - specialising in Photography
diploma In psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
advanced professional diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
Level 2 certificate in understanding nutrition and heath
arts therapy for self healing and self exploration
gestalt therapy further certificate
Also training to achieve basic sign language qualification
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
We are also currently training a therapy dog for anyone who may find that comforting.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
Initial consultation £35 then £50 each session from there as agreed after initial consultation.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 and had considered training to be an MS counsellor . So When I was suddenly made redundant in 2012, I decided I would use it as a opportunity to train and realise that dream.
My illness puts me in a unique position as I have personal experiences of the feeling of anxiety, depression, bereavement and self-esteem encountered by people with many illnesses, as well MS.
MS is a very individual driven illness where what works for one, may not translate to the many. I work with clients to create their own person therapy. Using my multi-model training we are able, together, to build a unique and individual therapy that fits your current need.
My other interests include painting, photography, gardening and rugby. (watching that is not playing),as not quite fit enough for that right now!
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
my therapy rooms are on the ground floor and excessable through a gate. Although there is a small step Ramps can be arranged if needed. There is a small toilet on this level as well.
Most afternoons and evening including saturdays
Types of client