I am a professionally qualified counsellor and 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 between Rickmansworth and Chorleywood.
I am committed to work alongside you, to explore and give meaning to your experience as an individual, within the family and in other significant relationships in your life.
I will provide a secure therapeutic space that feels safe enough for you to explore and make sense of difficult and painful feelings. I hope to help you grow, to build upon your strengths and abilities, to increase greater self-awareness in the discovery, or rediscovery, of a more authentic self.
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 occur to help restore belief and trust in the world.
In co-creating a new emotional bond between client and therapist, lies the opportunity to reverse the impact of past difficult relationships and experiences, to help move you towards a more secure way of thinking and relating.
The quality and consistency of the therapeutic relationship lies at the heart of my practice where I strongly believe healthy growth and change can occur.
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.
I am 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 in finding their voice, dignity, self esteem and confidence.
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 work.
* If you would like to think about difficult feelings that you are experiencing during this unsettling time, I am offering at present, online and telephone sessions while social isolation is in place.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- 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.
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
I offer individual counselling for adults
£60 for an initial 50 min session
£60 for further on going sessions
I work with people of all cultural backgrounds 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.