I believe counselling has the potential to help you to create the awareness to empower and help yourself to do what's right for you.
- Are you feeling lost? Feeling sad or anxious. Want a life of purpose? Looking for meaning?
- Do you feel low, stressed, depressed or suffer anxiety and don't know what to do?
- Feeling stuck or negatively affected by old patterns and ways from the past?
- Are you affected by feelings of depression, inadequacy, guilt, anger or shame?
- Do you wonder how others seem to be ok but you're not?
- Have you suffered a loss? Are you struggling to understand grief?
- Does your past affect your present? Do you struggle with family or relationship issues?
If you answered yes to any of the questions read how the counselling I offer may be able to help you.
- A safe environment in which to talk about your problems.
- Time to confidentially explore feelings, behaviours, thoughts and what you want.
- Space in which you can safely explore past experiences to gain a better understanding of how thoughts, feelings and behaviours affect your everyday living.
- Working with a professional who listens and supports you to help yourself to take charge of your life.
We each have a unique way of being with others and dealing with situations.
I am an Integrative trained Counsellor. I use a variety of approaches and techniques which I link and blend to adapt to each client to work with a unique therapy which flows to suit your needs.
Sometimes life can be difficult and I offer you the opportunity to feel supported to explore and understand what is creating your difficulty to help you find a resolution and ways of coping.
I also offer Personal Coach-Therapy and Personal/Life Coaching (see below under further information).
My practice room for counselling, personal/life coaching and coach-therapy is in Harold Wood (currently online and phone only).
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons. Integrative Counselling
Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Coaching
Certificate in Coaching
Advanced Diploma in Hypnoanalysis and Integrative Psychotherapy
City & Guilds 7302 Certificate in Delivering Learning: An Introduction
Diploma in Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Professional Studies (Person Centred Counselling – Introductory Stage)
Registered with BUPA
Registered with CIGNA Health Insurance
Mental health counselling
Counselling for parents and carers in Children's Centres
I am committed to continuing professional development and am fully insured
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a wide experience of working for a mental health charity and in bereavement.
Some examples (this list does not cover all as I am limited for space so if you're not on it please do contact me)
Bereavement and loss
Coping with change
Post natal depression
Difficulties at home/family or at work
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
The first session gives us the opportunity to explore the issues you want to work on and for you to decide if you feel you want to work with me.
Individual Sessions - Harold Wood £45/session -fortnightly
Face to face sessions
I offer adult brief or longer term counselling, coaching and coach-therapy in the Harold Wood area (curently online and phone sessions only).
Online and phone sessions
I offer online and phone sessions for UK based clients.
Trainee students are welcome as part of your training requirements.
Please contact me to discuss availability.
Cancellation of an appointment, for any reason, should be made with as much notice as possible. If there is less than 24 hours notice there is a cancellation charge of the normal fee for the session.
Please contact me.
I also offer Personal Consultancy Coach-Therapy which uniquely combines a coaching orientated approach with counselling. It cuts out the need to work separately with either a coach or a counsellor.
It integrates coaching and therapy in a single session or individual sessions which are either therapeutic or coaching.
Working with me for coaching helps you to focus on the present and the future on issues and behaviours that you wish to change or move away from and for the achievement of specific outcomes.
I have set up Domestic Violence Awareness training with a colleague. It is a survivor’s real experience aimed at giving participants in depth and a wide knowledge of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Awareness is proactive for frontline workers in the voluntary, statutory, charity and private sectors.
Registered and Accredited member of BACP: - MBACP (Accred) Counsellor.
Associate Member of AICTP: - Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals
Member of BACP Coaching