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About me

I specialise in helping people come to terms with difficult life experiences, particularly ones that were traumatic.

I am non-judgemental and resilient, and will help you to feel comfortable about exploring how you feel about your experiences and what they mean to you. I will provide strong support so that we can face difficulties and challenges together.

Your aims and expectations through coming to counselling are very important and will determine a prominent part of our work together.

These may include feeling better about yourself (or others), reducing any current impacts on thoughts or behaviour, managing times when anxieties intrude, leading a more content and fulfilled life.

Part of you may be uncertain about what you will be able to discuss and the outcomes that can be achieved.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Registered psychodynamic counsellor with a wide range of experience working in clinical practice.

I work as part of a team of counsellors in warm, secure, discreet, centrally located rooms, where we will have the space and freedom to develop our therapeutic relationship in confidence and explore what is usually left unspoken.

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

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

Fees

Additional information

First Assessment Session £50.00

Counselling 50 minute session £50.00

When I work

Day time and evening appointments available

Counselling Solutions, 35 Market Place, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Please contact me should you require home visits.