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Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist (MBACP) Registered

About me

Most of us experience difficult times in our lives and can easily feel overwhelmed with our situations. The ups and downs of life can be overwhelming and can challenge your confidence.

The courage it takes to seek help is the bravest step towards positive change that you can make. I understand how challenging it can be to trust someone you don't know while sharing your emotions. You will be at the heart of the process; after all, it's all about you and your wellbeing.

How can Counselling help?

At times we may experience feeling of anxiety and that we are no longer in control of our thoughts and emotions which might lead us to feelings of depression and despair.

I can offer you a quiet, safe space to explore any issues you may have with an aim to offer you some clarity when looking back on past relationships and childhood experiences that might be having a negative impact on you and your present relationships.

My belief is that therapy will offer you choice. As we grow in self-awareness we become empowered to recognise what we 're feeling and why, which I believe leads to freedom.

How do I work?

I am trained as an integrative counsellor which means I can work with you to find the best theoretical approach to suit your needs ensuring you get as much out of your sessions as possible.

It may be that you could use help realising and setting goals, or working through your childhood to gain clarity and improve your life at the moment. Often it can be hard to access emotions and freely explore them so it maybe that we need to work in a more creative way together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Clincal supervisor in training level 6 Diploma
  • Level 5 Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling
  • Safeguarding level 1
  • Prevent Training

Im am committed to further on going training in my chosen field. As part of my professional development I attend regular CPD workshops which to date include.

  • complicated bereavement
  • working creatively with anxiety
  • working with anger
  • mindfulness
  • working creatively with bereaved children
  • working with couples
  • working with Imposter syndrome
  • working with Autism

Along side my private practice I also work as a school counsellor working with primary and secondary school children.

I also work for a pupil referral unit offering counselling to parents and their children who can't attend mainstream school, this has given me a wide variety of people to work with and a varied and complex set of emotional issues to work through with my clients such as depression, anxiety, anger, low self esteem, bereavement, abuse and trauma.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

I can relate to how hard it can be to talk someone for the first time about how you are feeling. I offer a free 30 minute initial session where I will hopefully put your mind at ease. This also allows you the opportunity to meet with me and decide if I'm someone you feel you would like to work with before committing to counselling.

There after the sessions will be on a weekly basis and for a duration of 50 minutes. The cost of the session will be £50 and all sessions are to be paid for in full at the beginning or end of the session. I also happily take bank transfer.

I ask that 48 hours notice is given if a session needs to be cancelled or rescheduled otherwise full payment for the session is due.

I am open to discuss concessionary rates.

I can offer a reduced rate for trainee counsellors.

When I work

Monday-Friday 8.30am-7pm

Further information

I work with a range of needs including anxiety, depression, attachment patterns, dissociative personality, bereavement and trauma. When you feel low, potentially misunderstood, or even if you struggle to identify the feelings you have, it can be very confusing and lonely. To be heard without judgement can give you the space to process difficult emotions.

I encourage you to email me with any questions you may have and I will aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours. All calls and emails are treated with complete confidentiality.

I am fully insured.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

There is ample free parking provided.

I am GDPR compliant.

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3

Folkestone, Kent, CT19

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Supervision

Online

Clinical supervision

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