I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor who is passionate about the possibility for change and recovery through talking therapy. I believe we can all benefit from talking and being listened to by someone other than family or friends.
You may be thinking about counselling because you are experiencing anxiety or depression and feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement, an accident, a traumatic incident, a change in your work or family circumstances, domestic abuse, relationship issues or perhaps you may be feeling sad and that something is not quite right. Talking to a trained counsellor can help you to understand your feelings and lead to recovery.
Psychodynamic Counselling allows us to look at how our past experiences may be affecting our lives in the here and now. I am an experienced counsellor offering short and long term counselling to those experiencing a range of issues including relationship difficulties, abuse, suicidal thoughts, family issues, and feelings such as low self-esteem, generalised anxiety, panic and depression. I will work with you, exploring your thoughts and emotions to try and make sense of what is happening so that you can enjoy your life.
I offer counselling to adults, young people and couples in my private practice, Flourish Counselling in Chelmsford. I also work as a therapist at a local children's charity. I have experience of working in schools and as an Honorary Psychotherapist within the NHS.
My private practice is based on the outskirts of Chelmsford and has on-site parking. It is easily accessible from Chelmsford, Dunmow, Felsted, Ongar and the surrounding areas. I offer a tranquil consultation room that is a safe, comfortable and confidential place for us to talk.
If you are thinking about counselling or have questions please get in touch for an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about the process to help you make a decision on whether counselling is the right thing for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Education and Training:
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - BACP accredited two year course at Chelmsford Counselling Foundation, Chelmsford
- Diploma in Counselling Skills - one year course at Chelmsford Counselling Foundation, Chelmsford
- Certificate in Counselling Skills - one year course at Chelmsford Counselling Foundation, Chelmsford
- MSc Psychology - University of East London
- BA (Hons) Modern Chinese Studies - Leeds University
- BACP registered
- Honorary Psychotherapist - NHS Essex Partnership University Trust
- Counsellor - Place2Be, Harlow
- Counsellor - Chelmsford Counselling Foundation
I attend regular CPD training.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples who are struggling with their relationship.
Working with teenagers and young people experiencing difficulties with changes in their lives including identity issues and transitions such as leaving school or home.
Those adults and young people experiencing unexplained anxiety and panic.
Fees start from £45 for 50 minute sessions
Concession rates are available.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework of good practice.