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Counsellor, Psychotherapist, DipCounsPsych, MBACP

About me

I work with clients from all sorts of backgrounds who may be facing many different kinds of challenges including; eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, or it might be that they simply want to create meaningful and lasting change in their lives. I’m also trained to work with people who are experiencing coercive control or domestic abuse in their intimate relationships.

I'm an integrated psychotherapist and counsellor. Being an integrated therapist means that I'm trained to work in several different therapeutic approaches. Depending on the type of problem or issue you’d like help with, I can combine these approaches in a way that’s specific to your individual needs and your goals for therapy. I'm happy to work with your preferences and will also make suggestions for approaches we could try if I feel they would be beneficial to you.

Therapy is most effective when the client is committed and attends sessions regularly and consistently. Weekly sessions are best practice, but I know that life and all its complications means keeping to a weekly session isn't always possible. So I'm happy to see clients fortnightly if it means you're able to access therapy more easily.

Before our first session I'll ask you to fill out a short form giving me an outline of your reasons for wanting to start therapy and any specific things you'd like to focus on. In our first session I'll ask you some questions covering your past experiences with therapy (if you have any). It's useful for me to know what you feel was helpful and what you feel didn't work so well. This will all help me get a better idea of how you'd prefer to work with me. We can also use this first session to talk more about what you'd like to get out of therapy and set some goals to work towards.

It takes a lot of courage to first admit you'd like some help and then to reach out and ask for it. Whatever challenges you're facing, you don't need to do it alone. Therapy is a journey we go on together. I’ll be right beside you holding a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. We can work together to help you process whatever difficulties you’re facing, and develop strategies that can move you towards a calmer, more stable and peaceful way of being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a post graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. I'm an integrated therapist, which means that I'm trained to work in several different therapeutic approaches. Depending on the type of problem or issue you’d like help with, I can use these approaches as necessary and combine them in a way that’s specific to your individual needs and your goals for therapy.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I charge £50 per hour for online or in-person sessions.

I also have some limited spaces for low-cost online sessions for clients on Universal Credit. These sessions are £20.

When I work

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Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9

Cherry Tree Rise, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9

Type of session

In person
Online