I offer a warm and relaxed, extremely accepting, down to earth, professional approach to my practice and the work with all my clients.
We are all complex and flawed...
We all struggle with ourselves and our lives, we experience dark thoughts and dark times, what is sad is that for a great deal of the time we feel we are so alone in our suffering, leaving us isolated and trapped.
I have an integrative approach which partly comes from my professional training but also from a wealth of life experiences, ongoing training and passion into exploring the human experience of life from many different prospectives. I have a very genuine appreciation, respect and belief in people. I love the work I do and feel very honoured to be able to do it.
I have worked with clients of all ages and all walks of life.
I have worked in various charities as well as my private practice and continue to do so at the Kernos centre.
I've done a lot of work with teenagers which I also enjoy very much
I have a great deal of experience of working with sufferers of anxiety. This is a human condition that can present in many different forms, and can be mild to literally crippling.
I have had proven results with the approach and strategies I use.
I know it can be daunting taking the first step into asking for some help so please feel free to drop me an email or phone call and we can have an informal chat about what you might be hoping for.
The sessions I offer are 50 minutes and are charged at £45 per session.
The no obligation initial session is charged at a reduced rate of £25.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2014 (accredited gold standard course)
Certificate in Counselling Skills 1999
CSCT Certificate in Counselling Theory 1999
CSCT Advanced Certificate In Counselling Skills and Theory 2000
Certificate in working with Domestic violence victims 2013
Part 1 & 2 exploringU counselling ABI Acquired Brain Injury Training. 2015
1 year working as a Volunteer counsellor with Children and adolescents at the Youth Enquiry Service in Colchester
** every year I attend and/or complete online various cpd courses that relate to my work. **
Most recent courses :
Survivors of sexual abuse
Being present with suffering
A reflective guide to gender identity counselling
Online safety course
Living with uncertainty
- Introduction to Buddhist Psychology
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
£45 (50 minute session)
some concessions available, please contact me for details
weekdays and evenings
Holds an up to date DBS
I hold professional liability insurance.