I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with many years of experience working with all age groups. It is my belief that at times we all need someone to talk to who is not involved with our family, friends and personal circumstances. There may be many reasons why people seek counselling help, it may be due to stress, depression, relationships issues, bereavement and many more but whatever the problem I can offer you a down to earth approach in a warm and non-judgemental environment in which to explore, to help you see things more clearly and find a new way to move forward in your life.
As well as working with adults I have worked extensively with adolescents, helping them to cope with the many difficulties that are experienced at this time in life, and am experienced in working with young people struggling with a lack of confidence and self esteem which can affect their performance and attendance at school , college and university.
At times families may experience problems and breakdowns in communication and I provide a safe space to explore these difficulties with the whole family.
I have many years of experience working with people of all ages in my own private practice, within a college and university setting, a GP surgery and a local charity. I am an approved member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
I am able to offer day and evening appointments, my practice is in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, and I am within easy reach for counselling in Amersham, Berkhamsted, Chesham, Hemel Hempstead and all surrounding areas. I can also offer counselling either by phone or videoconferencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per one hour session for individuals
£75 per 1.5 hour session for families
When I work
I am available for day and evening appointments.
I offer counselling in person, online or by telephone.