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About me

At times we may undergo challenges in life whether that be an isolated situation or on-going difficulties. These can be exacerbated when we feel that we have no one to listen to us, or those that do are unable to relate to what we are experiencing. Alternatively we may feel embarrassed and find it difficult to open up to those close to us. Counselling provides a confidential space, safety and support to be able to explore these experiences and the feelings associated with them. By doing this it is possible to gain a greater understanding of their origins, enabling the potential for change and growth.

Psychodynamic counselling is a client led approach that supports in understanding the links between one’s past experiences and their impact on the present. Working together we will be able to bring insight and understanding, facilitating a capacity to cope with uncertainties, build resilience and create a path for positive change.

I believe that the trust between you and your therapist is core to our work. I will always provide a safe space where you can talk freely, be met with empathy and respect, as well as absolute confidentiality.   We are all different in our needs and therefore I will support you in your own individual and personal journey at a pace that works best for you.

Whatever your situation, big or small, counselling may well provide the support that you are looking for. So please don’t hesitate to contact me so that we can explore if it is suitable for you and I can answer any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Registered Member (387177)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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