I believe that with a little support, most of us can sort out the challenges of our lives. My therapy focus is to help you find the solutions that work for you. At present I provide video conferencing counselling sessions.
I have managed a well-being service in a large organisation covering counselling, mediation, team building and stress management for the past few years and enjoy seeing people grow healthily - even within stressful environments, when they have the tools to do so. I believe this is possible for anyone.
Depending on the issue I can offer short (6 - 12 sessions) or long-term therapy support to individuals or groups.
Most people feel anxious, stressed or low at some point in their lives but often try to struggle through on their own. I understand how daunting it can be to seek professional advice but I have successfully helped many people with a wide variety of problems.
My integrative approach to therapy ensures that I am able to offer a bespoke treatment plan based on an individual’s requirements, rather than offer a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I will be open with you about this in the assessment and clearly explain what I can offer you, so you feel comfortable in knowing what to expect.
I draw from a range of psychotherapeutic perspectives including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Psychodynamic and Humanistic therapies, depending on the needs and wishes of clients. Working through your worries and identifying challenging thoughts, emotions and behaviours will help you to make a better sense of your current and past difficulties as these are often related.
You do not need be crystal clear about your own reasons or goals for coming into therapy. My aim, both initially and throughout therapy, is to help you understand this more fully; those areas of your life that may feel difficult, painful, unfulfilled or stuck. This understanding can be useful by itself, but it can also help you to make decisions about those things you may wish to change, and come to terms with those things that you can't.
I provide an open, sensitive and confidential space where you will be met with respect and acceptance.
My main aim is to help you to achieve a deeper understanding of yourself and as a result to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- MSc in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT)
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc Honours Degree in Psychology
- Mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT)
- Level 6 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
- Domestic Violence Training provided by Refuge
- Play Therapy techniques provided by Place2Be
- Workplace Mediation Skills provided by CMP Solutions
I have completed specialist training in:
- Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Reducing obesity, treating eating disorders and Diabetes
- Training the Trainer (ILM)
I specialise in counselling those who have been diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes and their family members. I have over 5 years’ experience working in this field.
I have over 9 years’ experience in supporting women who were living with or were in some way affected by domestic abuse, coercive control or/and violence.
I have over 5 years’ experience in providing specific workplace counselling and mediation in a large organisation.
I have gained extensive experience in counselling people of all ages and backgrounds while working across a range of mental health services and organisations including:
- University Counselling Services
- Primary School Counselling Services
- The Westminster Drug’s Project
- The Bariatric Consultancy
- Staff Counselling Services, Workplace Counselling
I regularly engage in continuing training and professional development to ensure that my practice affords the best informed care.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with chronic ill health or chronic pain
£60.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation before we meet for an assessment to answer any queries you may have and discuss possible therapy to suit your needs.
I charge £60 for a 50-minute session of counselling.
If I am working with you to treat PTSD, some of the sessions may need to be longer (up to 90 minutes). These sessions would be charged at £80. I would discuss this with you in the consultation or assessment session beforehand.
My other rates are:
£50 for 60 minutes of clinical supervision for counsellors working in private practice and
£75 for 90 minutes of clinical supervision for counsellors working in private practice.
£60 for 1 hour of clinical supervision for counsellors working within an organisation and
£90 for 1.5 hours of clinical supervision for counsellors working within an organisation.
I have a few spaces where I am able to offer lower-cost counselling to NHS workers.
Having worked for the NHS for over eight years and managed a service in the NHS for five years, I understand the structure and the processes used as well as the unique pressures and stress staff can experience. The past year has held unprecedented stress and change for many staff. For this reason I offer limited spaces of low cost therapy specifically to NHS staff.