Please contact me for an initial no obligation discussion. I can discuss what your needs or areas of focus are and the best medium to work through for you (face-face, zoom or telephone). I offer concessions for students, key workers and those that are financially challenged at present.
How can I help??
Finding the right counsellor for you can be an overwhelming task and it can be hard to know what to look for when searching. Having a positive relationship with your therapist, underpinned by respect, trust and empathy without fear of judgement is absolutely vital and I hope to always offer people these conditions and try and understand life in your shoes in order to work out what would best help you move forwards. I have huge respect for anyone who seeks counselling to work on something which they are finding difficult and know the courage it takes to make this move... I’ve been there myself, and it has made me realise how life changing Counselling can be.
Now, more than ever before, there are times in life where things may feel too much, overwhelming, anxiety provoking, stressful or difficult to navigate alone. During the Covid-19 pandemic, anxiety levels have been at an all time high.
Whether it be difficulty coping with this, or a particular circumstance or situation, an ongoing problem which you are finally ready to work through or a desire to improve certain aspects of your life and how you are feeling, I can help.
I have experience working with specific difficulties such as anxiety, panic, depression, self-harm, self-esteem issues, phobias, PTSD, bereavement and loss, bullying, anger management issues, Coping with chronic health conditions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, family issues and relationship difficulties.
I also offer help to those who simply wish to make positive improvements in their life or simply seek someone to talk to and make sense of their experiences together.
I am here to offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space where you are safe to talk about how you are feeling and what you may be experiencing. My current experience has been with both adults and teenagers. I am a trained Cruse Bereavement Counsellor and School Counsellor. I have a small, private home-based practice and also offer online services.
Please reach out..
If you need someone to listen and are ready to reach out, please contact me. I aim to approach any person who is seeking to help themselves through difficulty with kindness, compassion and care. I will not judge you, I will listen and establish what brings you to Counselling and aim to help facilitate positive changes in your life or aid a journey of greater self awareness or arm you with the tools to navigate difficult situations or feelings. You are never alone.
Training, qualifications & experience
How do I work?
I have spent the past four years studying and training to be a qualified Counsellor. I am trained integratively, which means I am able to use and explore theory and tools from different modalities such as CBT, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Creative Therapy and more.
I use the Person-Centered principles of being honest, non-judgmental and Empathic as the basis of all Counselling and strongly believe that all people are "good" and capable of reaching their full potential. I integrate tools from other modalities based on requirements and suitability.
Level 4 equivalent Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling VCTC. 250 Hours Higher Study and 100 Supervised Counselling Placement Hours.
- Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Cruse Bereavement Care Certificate in Bereavement Support
- Cruse Bereavement Care Certificate in Suicide and traumatic death support
- The Counselling Tutor Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- The Counselling Tutor CPD Certificate in Counselling for chronic illness
- BACP certificate- working with Children, Young People and Families.
- CPD Certificate in working to understand personality disorders
I previously worked as a supporter for the IAPT online mental health support service "SilverCloud". So am able to understand and use the tools which the NHS use for specific difficulties such as anxiety, depression, panic disorders, Body Dysmorphia etc.
I have work in a Senior School in Essex offering Counselling to young people aged between 11-18.
I have supported Cruse Bereavement Care offering home visits and telephone counselling for many clients of all ages.
Prior to my Counselling training, my background was primarily working with young people in schools, particularly those with special educational needs. I have a degree in Journalism so understand the pressures of these particular environments as well as the difficulties many individuals experience at University.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Covid-19 support, Parenting, Pregnancy support, Hyperemesis Gravidarum support, managing Chronic Illnesses.
Concessions offered for
I offer face to face Counselling in my newly refurbished, calm and comfortable home practice.( At present this is subject to covid-19 restrictions so only high risk/ justified cases can be seen face to face until directed otherwise).
Online Counselling for 50 minutes costs £40
An individual 50 minute session face to face costs £40.
I offer reduced rates for young people, students, pensioners and those struggling financially of £35 per 50 minute session.
I am also showing my support to the NHS and emergency support workers by offering them the concession rate too.
Call for a free informal discussion by phone to discuss and identify your needs and establish whether I am the right Counsellor for you. Please get in touch for more information and to arrange this.
I am available from 9.30am-2pm and between 7.30Pm-9pm from Monday to Friday. I can occasionally accommodate weekend slots so please feel free to ring or email and enquire.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by email or by phone on 07821754389 if you would like to have an informal discussion about your situation and needs. We can then establish together what the best style of Counselling would be for you, and move forward from there.