Hello, a really warm welcome to you.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor helping people with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress (including work-related), historic and current bullying, low self-esteem, trauma, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), relationships, overcoming various addictions and adult survivors of child abuse.
Many of my clients have come to me feeling low, tired, stuck and unmotivated. Some came having not been able to sleep or concentrate. Not knowing what to do next can leave you feeling powerless, so I provide a supportive and caring environment to help you feel safe to explore any difficulties or challenges you might be facing and support you to make the changes you want in your life.
I take a holistic approach with each client, using therapies which best suit their individual needs, experiences and the issues they wish to explore to help them make positive changes to improve their mental, emotional and ultimately their physical health.
As an an integrative counsellor I draw on a range of approaches including: Person centred, Gestalt, CBT Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Existential and Relational. I am also a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner.
My work as a counsellor has involved supporting people with a wide range of issues including:
- panic attacks
- low self-esteem
- coping with anger
- pet loss
- domestic abuse
- relationship breakdown
- long term health conditions, such as a cancer.
We can all feel stuck sometimes in our lives. Maybe a situation has become difficult for you, or maybe you simply want to make some changes.
I am currently working with clients online via Skype, Facetime or Zoom. I have been working with clients regularly in this way for some time and it has proved to be helpful, safe and successful. Please call me on 07957 295051 to explore further or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & Specialist Training
- Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 2 & 3 Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy - evidence based, short term solution focused therapy
- NLP Master Practitioner -using short term models to help people.
As part of my ongoing professional development, I frequently attend courses and study days. Courses attended include:
- Couple’s Counselling
- Attachment Styles
- Parts Integration
- Dual Attention Therapy & EMDR
- Body Psychotherapy
- Treating Complicated Grief
- Working with Anger
- Rewind Technique
- Understanding Addiction and Early Recovery
- Smoking Cessation
- Eco Therapy
- Confident Childbirth Hypnotherapy
I offer short term, long term and open ended therapy and have worked in private practice, the charity sector and within the NHS. I am a volunteer counsellor for Richmond Borough Mind and an Anxiety UK approved Therapist.
For the last 20 years, I have also promoted wellbeing in the workplace, working for large corporations, small companies, local government and NHS Trusts.
I have also worked with clients coping with chronic and long-term illness, as well as loss and bereavement.
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
Are you battling with anxiety or constantly feeling low and struggling to make sense of your emotions? Are you re-evaluating your life or perhaps struggling with a childhood trauma? These are just some of the issues that I help people with.
I have clinical experience in the private and charitable sector and the NHS. I have worked with a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress and depression, addictions, building self-esteem, developing personal strengths, building assertiveness skills, reducing work stress, finding work/life balance, addressing anger issues, working through trauma, bereavement and loss, coping with long term and chronic illness and pain.
Concessions offered for
£60 a counselling session.
Payment is made by cash or card at the beginning of each session.
The counselling sessions are usually once a week and each session is for 50 minutes.
Face to Face and Online
Due to the current situation in relation to Covid-19, I am currently only working with clients on line to minimize the possibility of spreading the virus, via Skype, Facetime or Zoom. I fully appreciate that this way of working together is not the same as meeting face to face, but I hope is it an option you will consider. I have been working with some clients regularly in this way for some time and it has proved to be helpful and successful. Please call me on 07957 295051 to explore further.