It is important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with.
There are different types of therapy available and different styles of counselling. I work using a mainly psychodynamic approach. An approach to therapy which means that we will explore what lies beneath your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. We will think together about your current and past experiences, and how they may have shaped your beliefs and relationships today. My approach is warm and professional. I believe that talking helps and that therapy opens a door to new understanding and possibilities.
How does it work?
Therapy starts with a conversation.
To begin, we will arrange a telephone consultation to discuss your current situation and to see if I can help. If you decide to take things further, we will then arrange an initial session. This will give us a chance to meet and decide if counselling feels right for you.
If we decide to work together, we will agree on a suitable time and day to meet each week. You might want to start and see how it goes, or you might prefer a certain number of sessions. Together we will shape the therapy by thinking about what is right for you.
There is no right or wrong way to ‘do’ therapy. Talking therapy offers a confidential space to think and to feel, at a pace that is right for you. You might come with a specific problem in mind or perhaps you just sense that something is not quite right. Whatever your concern, we can think about the issue together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and I have completed a five-year BACP accredited training (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to the BACP’s ethical framework. In addition to my private practice, I work for a charitable counselling service.
- 1-year Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- 2-year Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited)
- 2-year Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited)
- BSc (Hons) from Lancaster University
In addition, I have an enhanced DBS certificate and professional indemnity insurance.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Sessions take place at the same time and day each week and last for 50 minutes.
Sessions can take place in my consulting room in Tring or remotely (via zoom or telephone).
Get in touch to see if I can help.
If you would like to find out more then please contact me via telephone or email. There is no obligation, and I will aim to respond within 48 hours. All conversations are confidential.
Mobile - 07985 105421
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org