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PGDip, MBACP

About me

Are you struggling at the moment? Perhaps you have a particular issue that you would like some assistance in working through? Or maybe you have more generalised feelings of anxiety, depression or just feeling sad? I offer a warm, inclusive, non-judgemental and empathic environment to help with whatever it is you are going through. 

Counselling can help you to emerge from times of anxiety, depression and mental stress as a stronger version of yourself.  I believe the relationship between therapist and client is an important factor in facilitating change . My aim is to help you achieve a higher level of understanding in yourself and work through any difficulties that you may be currently facing.

Anxiety, stress, depression and just generally feeling sad or low are everyday factors in life and I believe that therapy can help to manage and reduce the associated emotional pain and mental suffering.

Based in London and Hertford, I offer a supportive environment to help you work through any form of problem or issue you may be currently facing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Regents University in London and have received my Post Graduate Diploma and Foundation certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling.

I have been trained in an integrative way which means I have experience of each of the main modalities of psychotherapy. My approach in the way I choose to work is primarily in an existential way. Aiming to help you explore your lived experience, the choices you make in life and the struggles you may be facing.

Given the stressful and difficult times we are currently experiencing, it would be hard not to be concerned or worried about what it means for ourselves and our loved ones. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety or isolation in the current climate I am able to offer telephone or online sessions. These can be one off sessions, short term or longer term ongoing sessions - please contact me if you would like more details.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

My fees start from £50 per sessions. I offer a 15 minute free Zoom introduction so that we can "meet" one another before the first session. 

When I work

I have currently have some availability during the week and the evenings.

Further information

For those who are interested in face to face sessions, please be aware that I am double vaccinated and take frequent Covid-19 tests to ensure the safety of my clients.

Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom