Many people think going to therapy is about focusing on what is making them unhappy but it is also an opportunity to take time out to discover what really inspires you and brings you joy. As a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I am here to offer a sanctuary - some time for yourself in which to explore in depth what it is really like to be you.
I believe taking time out of our lives to step back and take stock is really important. I have been trained to help you explore your experience and will support and guide you to find a new perspective and direction.
I am a Psychosynthesis counsellor and psychotherapist. Psychosynthesis has been described as 'a psychology with a soul'. It recognises that each of us is on a journey through life that is both purposeful and meaningful, even though at times it can be difficult and painful.
I have practice rooms in both St Albans and Finchley, if you feel I can be of assistance to you please do not hesitate to call or email for a relaxed discussion about what you are seeking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I have an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy from the London Institute of Psychosynthesis. I am regularly supervised and undertake continued professional development to ensure best practice and high standards.
As well as private practice I have been a trustee and support worker for Hertfordshire Post Natal Illness Support. I have eight years experience working with postnatal depression and the challenges of parenthood. I have counselled in a mental health setting for Spiritual Care in the NHS and I have worked with addictions as a counsellor for Hertfordshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service and at Carer Support in Barnet.
I am an accredited member of the the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by their code of ethics and standards.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me because I offer an affordable sliding scale of rates.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy in St Albans and Finchley.