COVID-19: During these unprecedented times, I am providing my clients with counselling by video call as well as face-to-face.
I offer one-to-one counselling in a confidential, therapeutic space to help you to find a positive way forward. I am experienced in working with adults of all ages, teenagers and young people age 11+.
Counselling can help with many of the challenging and painful situations we may encounter in life, from traumatic events and experiences, bereavement, grief, loss and change to the stress of student life, panic disorder, procrastination, depression and overwhelming anxiety.
If you would like to, please call me or message me to make an appointment and we can see if I am the right counsellor for you, for what you need at this time.
I am trained in the Person-centred Approach and this means that you, the client are the expert of you. I do not judge or label. I provide the therapeutic space and ethical, bespoke counselling that is empathic and non-judgemental, so that you can move forward to a more positive way of being.
I am experienced in working alongside clients in bereavement, facing loss and change and I offer support to clients dealing with traumatic events, life transitions and overwhelming emotions and anxiety. Student life can be challenging and I am experienced in supporting young people with the stress and anxiety of exams, relationships and expectations, working in partnership to help explore strategies to help find a way forward.
I am a founding member of The Berkhamsted Counselling Practice and I volunteer as a Counsellor at The Hospice of St Francis, supporting clients in bereavement and pre-bereavement.
How I work
Our therapeutic work together will be either open-ended or short-term depending on your need. Our initial session will allow us to discuss your goals and ensure that my approach will be the best one for you.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such I abide by their professional code of conduct and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling training and qualifications include:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Counselling Online (Open University)
- Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Certificate of Proficiency
- ACT Training, Acceptance, Commitment Therapy
- Anxiety, Depression & Young People
- Certificate in Counselling Children & Young People
- Working at Relational Depth
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Enhanced DBS Certificates for working with both children and adults.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Walking talking therapy
We are blessed in Berkhamsted to be a stone's throw from the beautiful beeches and grassy meadows of the Ashridge Estate. It makes complete sense to me to combine harnessing the healing properties of nature with the therapeutic benefits of talking and so I’m delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to have walking, talking therapy sessions.
As with sessions in conducted in the therapy room, each session will last for 50 minutes.
We will meet at an agreed, safe location, that will offer us the levels of confidentiality we require for effective therapy while giving us the chance to work together in an outdoor setting, to explore and breathe, away from the hustle of everyday life.