MA, Registered MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently
verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Welcome to my directory listing.
Finding the right therapist is a daunting prospect and I hope I can clarify some areas so you can decide if you think I could be right for you.
I have my own small welcoming practice based in Sudbury Suffolk which is an ideal location for clients travelling from Essex and Suffolk.
I work with people of all ages and specialise in the therapy of children and adolescents and adults whose problems developed as a result of earlier experience.
I work with most presenting issues but have keen interest in anxiety and anxiety related issues. I also have an interest and knowledge in working with early childhood trauma.
My training and counselling approach is mainly psychodynamic, however I have a natural lean towards a more integrative way of working and recognise the need to be flexible, particularly when working with children. My way of working is adapted to suit the individual client’s needs and pulls from all models and theory at times. I offer talking therapy and the use of play, art and sand tray work as a form of communicating as children often work metaphorically.
My key approach is non-directive - I accept and work with whatever the person brings to the session without judgement or prejudice. Ultimately I believe no matter what the model or training background relationship is key, building a rapport and trusted relationship and being attuned to your client and their needs is essential.
I have experience working with; stress, anxiety, friendship difficulties, identity, bullying, self- harm, anger, trauma , bereavement, eating disorders, confidence/ self- esteem , divorce/family separation , attachment issues, School refusal/phobia, sibling difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor. I specialise in the therapy of Children and Adolescents, Fully Insured, Enhanced CRB Disclosure, Registered member of the British Association for counselling & Psychotherapy.
MA Psychodynamic Counselling University Essex Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Nov 2016
Clinical Supervision Certificate British Psychological Society 2016
HE Diploma Child & Adolescent Counselling Anglia Ruskins University 2012
HE Cert Counselling Anglia Ruskins University 2009
City & Guilds VRQ level 2 Youth work
I also have hundreds of hours built up in (CPD) Continued professional development training including recent child safeguarding training.Since graduating in 2012 I have gained much experience and many clinical hours volunteering, working in a private practice and as a self- employed practitioner working in various settings including Schools. I have recent experience working with severely bullied children who are not able to attend School offering online counselling by instant relay chat.
Prior to working as a counsellor I worked as a Project Manager for a local charity supporting young carers and their families.
With qualifications and a background in Art & Design with art being an important part of my life personally and valuing the use of art and creativity as a means of expression and working therapeutically.
I am also a qualified meditation teacher offering both one to one and group mindfulness and meditation workshops.
Offering sessions at therapy rooms located in Braintree and Sudbury.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Effects of Bullying
Child/Adolescent identity difficulties
Parenting Support and classes
PSHE./ Citizenship and emotional support lessons for Schools / youth groups
More details available on my website.
School Contracts available at a highly competitive fee
When I work
I am available for daytime or evening appointments as well as Saturday mornings.
Adult counselling also available
Parent and family work
Student counsellors also at a reduced price
For School contracts please make contact to discuss fees
Like me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/childcounselling