I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP).
I worked for Wycombe Counselling Service/Bucks Mind for fourteen years. I also worked in the NHS as a nurse for over thirty years and have experience in providing counselling in an NHS setting.
I now have a private practice based in North Norfolk near Sheringham and offer individual counselling and couples counselling.
I work with individuals who may present with some of the issues listed, however, some clients seek counselling for simply feeling adrift or unhappy with their lives; you may feel directionless, inauthentic, or simply fed up. You may simply want to be listened to and heard. I also offer couples counselling for couples who want to explore their difficulties and relationship issues.
I will endeavour to create a warm, welcoming and facilitative environment. The core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence underpin my work.
Person-centred counselling is all about the client being self-directing and self-determining. I will help you explore any issues that may emerge in the counselling and help to facilitate change and gain a new perspective.
I also have an interest in mindfulness and other humanistic approaches also inform my work. I work collaboratively with my clients and have found that using Polyvagal Theory can also be helpful in managing stress.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling - Centra ABC (2001)
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course - Person-Centred Couples Course - Counselling Workshops and Training LLP (2020)
- General Certificate in Online Counselling - Academy for Online Counsellors and Psychotherapists (2020)
- Certificate in Supervision - Psychology Matters (2008)
- Certificate in Mindfulness for Professionals (2017)
- CSCT Certificate in Counselling Skills (1998)
- CSCT Certificate in Counselling Theory (1998)
- CSCT Combined Certificate in Counselling (1998)
- Autism in the Counselling Room (2021)
- An Introduction to Autism (2021)
- Neuroscience Training - 25 hours (2021)
- 1 & 2 7407 Teaching Adult Learners (2003)
- Bereavement Counselling
- Couples Counselling
- The Six Core Conditions
- Critical Incident Debriefing
- RN (retired)
- Level 3 First Line Management - Institute of Management & Leadership (2011)
I abide by and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework. Please contact the BACP for more information at bacp.co.uk
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Should you decide to contact me I will offer you an initial appointment for twenty minutes free of charge to see if you would like to work with me.
After that, the sessions will be weekly for one hour. Short-term and long-term counselling are available depending on your own individual needs.
The cost is £40 per 60 minutes for individual face-to-face counselling or online.
The cost is £55 per 60 minutes for couples counselling either face-to-face or online.
I offer face-to-face counselling in a COVID secure environment and video calls via zoom or telephone counselling for those clients who want to access online counselling.
Please give more than 24 hours notice for cancellations.
Weekdays, daytime and evenings
There is no disabled access but there is a bus service and parking.