About me

People seek counselling for a host of reasons. Whatever your reason my aim is to provide an environment where you can be heard and understood. We can explore the impact your past may have had and in so doing you may feel better able to understand your feelings. As a counsellor I do not advise you what to do, but in our work together there is the potential to feel better equipped to make changes necessary for you to live your life the way you want it to be.

I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, abuse, bullying, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and family issues.

I am a member of the BACP.

Sessions are fifty minutes long. We may work on a short term or long term basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology
PgDip Contemporary therapeutic psychodynamic counselling.
MA Contemporary therapeutic psychodynamic counselling.

I studied my PgDip and MA at the University of Hertfordshire. Part of my training required me to have my own personal therapy. I work psychodynamically and adhere to the BACP's code of ethics.

In addition to my private practice I have worked at a women's centre, an addiction treatment centre and in secondary schools with both pupils and parents.

Member organisations


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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy


£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 per hour. This may be negotiable.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I have appointments on Monday afternoons in Hertford and various times during the week in Hitchin.

Further information

An initial consultation will give you an opportunity to ask questions and a taste of how therapy works. If you wish to proceed and I feel able to help you we will arrange a mutually agreeable time to meet each week.

Natural Health
4 Old Cross
SG14 1RB


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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