***Counselling during lockdown*** In place of face-to-face, I am currently offering online and telephone counselling for £45/hr
From time to time, people can be overwhelmed by expectations made on them by themselves, society, or by the emotional distress caused by problems at home, illness, loss, breakups, or simply by the experience of living.
Counselling is a way in which you can talk to someone, who is not a friend or family member and unburden yourself. Talking to someone in this way, someone who will listen to you in confidence and without judgement, can help you see your problems differently.
My counselling experience is varied and includes working with people who have problems with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, work stress and coping with mid-life transitions. I have helped people overcome issues such as self harm, bereavement, separation anxiety and existential ("meaning of life") anxiety. I also work with both individuals and couples who are looking for support in their relationships.
My approach is integrative and includes person-centred, psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis methods of working. I offer full one hour sessions
My counselling work currently takes place in my home in Harlington and in rooms in Dunstable and Great Denham, near Bedford.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of BACP and work within their ethical framework.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative counselling from the CPPD counselling school in London.
I have been working in a variety of settings, including schools, an HIV/LGBT charity and in general counselling.
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 can take clients during the weekday and on most evenings where I have availability. I also have some limited slots at weekends. Please call or email for availability.