I am an experienced BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor. I work in my private practice near Hertford East train station and at Middlesex Univerity. As an excellent listener, I can offer you a safe place to explore your thoughts and express your feelings about areas of your life and/or relationships that are not gong as you wish and/or events recent or past that still trouble you. Together we can find a way forward for you to gain insight and understanding for a more fulfiling life. Every person is different and everyone needs an approach that will be tailored to best suit them.
What is explored is entirely up to you. I place great importance on counselling allowing you the freedom to look at any or every facet of your life from earliest memories to the present day, in order to gain a greater insight into understanding your own emotional landscape.
I have experience in counselling people with many different problems. The following is an example of some of these, but is not an exhaustive list.
- Family issues, conflicts and crises
- Depression, anxiety and panic attacks
- Difficulty in developing, sustaining or ending relationships
- Workplace bullying, relationships, redundancy, retirement
- Low self esteem and lack of confidence
- Feelings of emptiness, isolation and lack of a sense of belonging
- Finding it hard to let go of the past
- Stress and difficulty in coping with the impact of stressful situations
- Anger management
- Suicidal thoughts
- Abuse- sexual, physical or emotional
- Traumatic experience
- Health issues
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Eating Disorders
I offer both short and long term counselling.
Please get in touch to make an initial appointment or if you are curious to find out whether counselling is for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I abide by BACP ethical guidelines in my work.
Training and Qualifications:
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling London
- Certificate in Person Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling University of Hertfordshire
- Ongoing Professional Development Training
I have many years experience working with adults, children, families and groups in mental health and disability fields.
In addition to my private counselling practice in Hertford Town I have been a Counsellor at Middlesex University, Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living and the Manor House Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Counselling Service in North London.
I have worked with individuals and families as a Family Support Officer in North London, facilitated a wide variety of groups for the Charity Kith and Kids and worked as a secondary school teacher.
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
Fees for each counselling session are £50.
I reserve some availability for low cost counselling.
Daytime and evening appointments available
My counselling room is very close to Hertford East train station with plenty of parking available nearby.