About me

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and consider me as potential Counsellor for your needs. You have already taken the first step (and maybe the most difficult one) in thinking you want additional help and support at this time.

Maybe you are feeling confused or unsure about your future, maybe something in your past is playing on your mind, or you can see patterns of behaviour you don't like or understand. If you are feeling stuck, upset or have an issue at work that is currently causing you difficulty, then we could think about these issues together. My work is confidential, non-judgemental and you can have the space to think with someone impartial around the issue.

I work with people following the Psychodynamic model which relates to unconscious behaviour and will give you more self awareness and empower you to make changes as you see fit. Currently I am working from Ampthill and online/telephone.

If you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to contact me by email or telephone (you can leave a message and I will call you back). I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. It is important that you find a counsellor that you connect with and feel secure with.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professional, qualified Counsellor who is covered by insurance and work under the Ethical Framework and the Code of Conduct of the BACP. My qualifications are BACP accredited and are listed below

  • Advanced Diploma
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling

Every year I undertake a number of learning events to keep my knowledge up to date. I have an Enhanced DBS check. I have many years experience of supporting people with a range of issues and life changes.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

It is best to begin with an initial meeting to spend time thinking about what has brought you to counselling, what you are looking to achieve and if we feel comfortable working with each other.

If we agree to work with each other, we would see each other weekly for 50 minutes at the cost of no more than £45 per session.  Concessions can be discussed.

Please note that cash payments for each appointment will be required on the day of the session.  Alternatively, bank transfer prior to the appointment can be accepted.

Availability

Wednesday 9.00 am to 8.00 pm.  Thursday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. Friday 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Ampthill
Bedfordshire
MK45

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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