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BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist

About me

I am a professionally qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide confidential support to adults with a wide range of psychological and emotional needs from my consulting room located in Chorleywood, Rickmansworth.

In particular, I work with people who have experienced difficulties early on in life. Perhaps depression and anxiety, addiction in the family, illness or bereavement, trauma of unresolved childhood experiences, relationship difficulties, social upheaval and learning difficulties. These kinds of experiences affect the way we grow up, the relationships we make with others and the way we feel about ourselves.

My aim is to provide a sensitive, warm and supportive environment in which to explore past experiences and how these experiences impact the present. I believe that it is through a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship that a person can gain insight and acquire a deeper understating of themselves. Through this reconnection, a person can begin to re-engage in life in a more meaningful way.

This will also allow for a better understanding of others, and improve the ability to make and maintain healthier relationships. To have a less critical, punishing or destructive relationship with oneself and to form better strategies of coping with stress and anxiety.

Acknowledging that this can take time, especially when confidence has been lost, when people have been hurt and let down in life. I intend to create an environment where healing and repair can happen to help restore belief and trust in the world.

I am also an experienced Domestic Abuse Counsellor and have worked for many years empowering and supporting survivors of coercive, sexual and violent abuse. I work in a compassionate way to help support people find their voice.

My approach is holistic, our bodies can hold onto our life experiences as much as our mind. I work with the whole person, paying attention to the physical effects of distress as much as the emotional.

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss any questions about how counselling may be of help to you and what your hopes and goals are from the therapeutic process.
I can then offer an initial meeting to enable us to get to know each other before embarking on a longer arrangement. I offer both long and short term term work. I will make every effort to reply within 24 hours in receipt of your message.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Experienced Domestic Abuse Counsellor

I have completed a large number of continued professional development courses and I continue to do so by updating my knowledge on a regular basis.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Additional information

I offer individual counselling for adults

£60 for an initial 50 min session

£60 for further on going sessions

When I work

Mon-Fri daytime and evening by arrangement.

Further information

I work with people of all gender and of all cultural backgrounds both in the voluntary and private sector and I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice.

I hold an enhanced disclosure and barring certificate (DBS).  I am fully insured and I have regular supervision to support my work.

Rickmansworth, WD3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults