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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
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
We are also currently training a therapy dog for anyone who may find that comforting.
Initial consultation £35 then £50 each session from there as agreed after initial consultation.
When I work
Most afternoons and evening including saturdays
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!