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Counsellor & Psychotherapist. MSc, PG Dip, CTA (UKCP Reg)

About me

I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist, working with personal issues such as anxiety and depression, bereavement, self-harm and suicidal feelings, relationship issues, panic attacks, low self esteem and anger.

I also work with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships, providing a safe space where difficult thoughts and feelings can be talked about and explored. This can lead to a greater understanding of what might be impeding upon intimacy in your relationship, giving you the opportunity to make positive change for a more fulfilling way of being.

I am an AXA PPP Healthcare registered practitioner. I also work with clients with complex needs in the NHS and charity settings. I work with individuals, couples and groups, offering short and long term counselling, tailored to your specific needs.

During our first session we will discuss what has brought you into counselling and what your expectations are. I will talk to you about how I work and together we can decide if the relationship is suitable. In my experience the relationship between client and counsellor is key to building an environment of trust for us to be able to explore the difficulties you are experiencing.

I see self-awareness as a key factor in gaining psychological health. I offer a non-judgemental space where we will work together, pausing and reflecting to discover and understand more deeply your historical patterns, and how they might be influencing your everyday life.

My approach is flexible, integrating psychodynamic thinking with the humanistic philosophy of Transactional Analysis. Gaining new perspectives on your difficulties will allow you to begin to express more fully your thoughts and emotions, which may have been suppressed for a long time.


Training, qualifications & experience

MSc TA Psychotherapy

Certified Transactional Analyst

PG Diploma TA Psychotherapy

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling
TA101
Bereavement training

Experience: Anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, sexuality, work related stress, bereavement, anger management, obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours, separation, divorce related stress and group therapy.

I am an Honorary Psychotherapist within the NHS and also volunteer as a counsellor in a local mental health charity working with clients who have complex needs.

Memberships: UKCP, International Association of Relational Transactional Analysts, Metanoia Institute, EATA.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

Individuals: £60 per session
Couples: £75 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer appointments throughout the week subject to availability.

Further information

My Billericay practice is centrally located, close to the railway station and the 100 bus routes. Private parking is provided on-site.

Billericay, Essex, CM12

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme