I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, with over 20 years experience working privately and within the NHS and Civil Service. I am a qualified Marital/Couple Counsellor and a Clinical Supervisor.
I aim to provide a safe and confidential place for you to talk through your thoughts and feelings where you will feel understood, respected and supported. I will enable you to explore and clarify your difficulties, gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others, and allow you to find your own way of living in a more satisfying and resourceful way
My initial training in counselling was both person-centred and psychodynamic. However, over the years I have developed a flexible approach to my work which integrates a range of orientations to meet the individual needs of my clients.
I have experience working with people struggling with the following issues:
- Bereavement and loss
- Family-related difficulties
- Identity issues
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks and anxiety
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual, physical and emotional abuse
- Substance and alcohol-related issues
- Work-related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Psychology and a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling obtained at the University of Hertfordshire. I am a qualified Couple and Marital Therapist, IAPT counsellor in Counselling for Depression and Supervisor of Counselling.
I currently work privately with individuals and couples. I also work for various organizations and medical insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP and Aviva.
I subscribe to the code of ethics as described in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
Daytime and evening appointments
My counselling room is easily accessible by public transport and there is free car parking available.