I am a qualified and experienced counsellor offering counselling covering a wide range of issues, specialising in helping clients overcome anxiety and depression.
I provide a safe and relaxed space to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing in confidence.
We all have times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Sometimes we struggle with a crisis or we find certain events or relationships difficult. Having someone to talk to in a supportive environment can help you to make sense of these experiences and to make changes to live the life you choose.
My approach is person-centred, believing in each individual's ability to become more self-aware and take control of their own lives. My counselling aims to help you see your life more clearly and supports you in achieving your own potential. When helpful, this may make use of coping strategies to guide you through difficult times.
I have extensive experience in helping clients overcome anxiety and depression and have specialised in working with relationship and family difficulties. I have also experience of working with young people and adults with a wide range of issues, including self-harm and bullying. This has often made use of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques which can help with building confidence and with overcoming panic attacks and managing anger.
My private practice is based in the relaxed setting of a listed building, close to parking and bus routes, in central Colchester. At present, as we get used to the changing way of life, I am offering counselling by telephone. Please call me for a chat to discuss how I can help you cope with difficulties you may be experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling, accredited by University of Essex
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, accredited by the University of Essex
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Work experience includes:
Counsellor for a charity which supports young people
Counsellor for serving Military personnel and those adjusting to civilian life.
Counsellor at a MIND mental health charity, specialising in working with clients with work-related stress, Eating Disorders and PTSD.
Counselling support and family therapy for a charity supporting those affected by drugs and alcohol misuse.
Counsellor at a charity supporting women who are survivors of sexual violence and abuse
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
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly. My fees are £40 a session and £30 for college/university students and those on low incomes.
Please call me for a chat so we can discuss how counselling can help you.
I can be reached on 0770 204 5934 or email me using the link above if you would like to find out what my counselling can offer you or to book an appointment.
Concessions offered for
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have insurance for professional liability.