There are times for many of us in life, when we think and feel that we want things to be different. Perhaps we have a sense of being over-burdened, disturbed, anxious and we want to live more peacefully within ourselves. We may want to understand ourselves better through gaining insight into why we feel and think as we do. We may want to make changes but it feels not possible to do so without the help and support of a therapeutically qualified independent person.
I believe that each of us is unique and has our own potential and wisdom to bring about helpful changes in our lives, to solve problems, to discover who we really are, and to live life in a way that is fulfilling and meaningful to us.
I am an accredited psychotherapist/counsellor and I’ve been working in private practice in Milton Keynes since 2002. I offer one-to-one therapy to teenagers, adults and couples. I provide both short and long term therapy.
My approach is Integrative. I use the insights and approaches of different theoretical models which includes an understanding of human development, of how family history, race, gender, health, cultural heritage, traumatic experiences and much else, impacts on our lives. I work in a way that best suits the individual. My aim is to be responsive to the ‘world’ of the individual client and facilitate the easing of their mental, emotional, physical or spiritual distress and/or their personal growth in a way that is uniquely appropriate to them.
My private practice is based in Giffard Park, Milton Keynes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a MA in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (2001) and Diplomas in Integrative Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre, London (2001). My introduction to therapy began formally in 1995, when I undertook the Certificate in Counselling training with Westminster Pastoral Foundation (a psychodynamic training).
I am accredited to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a Registered Independent Counsellor (UKRC). I am a past accredited member of UKCP.
In addition to working in private practice as a psychotherapist, I have extensive working experience as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital setting. I have also been employed as a social worker and a manager.
I offer not only one-to-one counselling but also couples counselling and I have worked with groups of people affected by traumatic incidents.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees range from £40 to £45 for individuals and £45 to £50 for couples depending on the individuals' financial circumstances. Sessions for individuals are 50 minutes in length and for couples are 60 minutes in length.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays and evening appointments on Mondays. I occasionally offer appointments on other weekdays/ evenings. I do not offer weekend appointments.
Types of client