About me

Feeling like work is a place you dread? Are the struggles and stresses getting too much? Feeling anxious about everything?

 How does it feel when you can't face getting up for work?

How would it feel to be listened to and understood?

How does it feel when you feel sick and full of dread about going in to work?

How would it feel to be encouraged and valued as a person?

Having had a corporate career, working my way up the ladder, I really understand the workplace stresses and struggles and what you're facing, whether it's bullying, being singled out, performance management, boredom, overwork or feeling like your face doesn't fit.

People have told me that after counselling , even from the first session, it's helped them by taking a weight from their shoulders, reducing their anxiety and stress levels ,also they tell me that they are feeling more confident in making their own choices.

I can help you to feel that your life can make sense again-please contact me by e-mail or visit my website to arrange an initial phone appointment.

I am able to help you if, as a Christian, you would prefer to share your story with a counsellor of the Christian faith, and would like prayerful support.

I help all kinds of people with a faith, or no faith, find their way through their problems and get the help they are looking for.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been counselling in a volunteer role for six years. I have experience of counselling those with a range of issues , including bereavement, loss, relationship issues, financial issues, anxiety, stress, depression and abuse.

I work as an Integrative Counsellor, which means that you will be given counselling that fits your unique needs and situation.

I am qualified to AQA Level 4 Diploma Standard.

I also hold a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Social Care.

I am a registered member of the BACP-British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am also a Registered Member of ACC-Association of Christian Counselling.

I am a member of ACTO-Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.

I have had ACTO recognised training to work online and on the telephone.

My private practice is insured and I have registered with the ICO-Information Commissioners' Office.

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

BACP

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

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Disciplinary hearings

Fees

Up to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £50 for 50 minutes online or telephone counselling.

I charge £55 for face to face counselling.

Concessionary rates are available in certain situations.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact me directly by e-mail or phone for my  current availability.

Further information

I now have the use of private counselling facilities in Benfleet which are COVID-secure, clean, cosy and comfortable, with parking on-site or nearby.

I am available by appointment in the evenings for face to face counselling.

If you need more flexibility, Zoom and telephone appointments are still available.

Please e-mail me or phone me to enquire about my availability and to make an initial appointment.

Canvey Island
Essex
SS8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Please let me know if you need a ground floor counselling room, and this can be arranged.

Online platforms

Zoom