I am a psychotherapist offering confidential support to children and adults with a wide range of psychological and emotional needs including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, stress, domestic and sexual abuse.
I value individual difference, honesty, integrity, finding our own path, connection and relationship. I believe we have all been born with the potential for growth and a capacity to embrace change and can be empowered to find our own answers. My role is to create a safe space in which we can work together to explore and give meaning to your personal, relational and professional experiences to help you make sense of your feelings and what's going on for you.
I believe that our adult behaviours, thoughts and feelings are rooted in our early lives. As we seek to understand those influences, we can examine and discuss our current difficulties. I aim to enable people to heal, repair and build upon their strengths and abilities so they can discover and understand their real selves and others better.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Diploma Level 4 in Integrative Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (NCS accredited)
As well as being a psychotherapist, I have worked in education for many years, working for the past three as a volunteer counsellor in primary and secondary schools. I am an experienced Domestic Abuse Counsellor who has empowered and supported survivors of coercive, sexual and violent abuse.
I am a member of the professional body, BACP, meaning that I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice including a commitment to ongoing professional development, regular meetings with a qualified supervisor and professional liability insurance cover.
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
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Fees are £50 for individual 50 minute sessions. I can offer concessionary rates to those who need low-cost counselling depending on your circumstances. Please enquire about reduced rates.
I aim to be as flexible as possible so, where possible, I offer to reschedule appointments at times outside those listed to accommodate clients' needs.
How I work
I work with people of all gender and all cultural backgrounds in the voluntary and private sector. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice. I am fully insured and have regular supervision to support my work.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss any questions about how counselling may be of help to you and what your hopes and goals from the therapeutic process might be. I offer a free 30 minute phone call to enable you to decide whether you wish to book an initial counselling session.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and are usually held weekly either via Zoom or phone or face to face in Kings Langley. Weekly sessions develop a sense of continuity and containment. I offer both long and short term work.