I am a Relationship and Bereavement counsellor offering individual, couple and family sessions. I work as a Couple and Family Therapist with Bedfordshire and Luton Relate and as a Supervisor for Hertfordshire Cruse. My private practice is in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Talking to somebody in confidence can make a positive difference. I work in an Emotionally Focused way (https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200901/hold-me-tight).
Emotionally Focused Therapy can refresh your relationship with your family as well as your romantic partner. It is a research-based approach providing the support needed to reconnect and rebuild safety and trust; ideal for couples who feel trapped in an unhealthy relationship cycle. Most fights are really protests over emotional disconnection. Underneath the distress, partners are desperate to know: Are you there for me? Do you need me? Do you rely on me?
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling; MA Relationship Therapy; Certificates in Cruse Bereavement Counselling and Supervision; Externship and Core Skills Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (my professional body), a member of the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, a member of the British Emotionally Focused Therapy Community, and I abide by these organisations' ethical frameworks.
I have experience of working with couples, individuals and families; prisoners, young people and people with disabilities.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals, Couples and Families (EFT)
For 1 hour sessions I charge
£50 for Individual, Couple and Family therapy