About me

I practice in a Client-Centred way offering human-to-human contact with a high level of empathy without judgment. Therapy works when you find a trusted person and build a relationship where you can truly say how you feel and share your own life experiences. I am a Pluralistic Counsellor working with differing forms of therapy and models of human experiences. Therefore, I talk clients through differing therapeutic approach’s so I can tailor therapy to individuals.

I’d like to acknowledge that looking for a Counsellor may feel challenging and congratulate you on taking the first step.
 
I work with individuals on a one-to-one basis via Video link or Telephone. I hold qualifications in working with adults and young people aged 11-years plus. Before work and school sessions are available from 7 am.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have provided Counselling in differing settings; these include:
 
An Addiction Centre where I supported individuals in understanding their journey into addiction and helped them foster self-understanding and forgiveness. 
 
Basildon Mind in this role, I provided psychological support for the local community, helping clients understand their internal discomforts and interpersonal/relationship dynamics. 
 
My Local Hospice, within the Hospice I, Counselled individuals who have been bereaved, helping them understand their grief journey after the death of a loved one. I also supported people facing a life-limiting diagnosis and provided Counselling to families losing a loved one to a terminal illness.

Qualifications
Foundation Degree of Arts in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling studies
Certificate In Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Certificate Counselling Skills
BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Training
Synergy Therapy and Addiction Centre - Boundaries and safeguarding in the therapeutic practice.
Dove Community Counselling - Bereavement Training.
Admiral Counselling & Training Services - Working with Clients in Distress Training.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Terminal illness

Bereaved by suicide

Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling sessions are 50 minutes costing £45

Concessionary rates for the caring professions and front-line workers  

Concessionary rates for student Counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

If you'd like to book an appointment or if you have any questions, then please contact me on my mobile 07944618219 or my confidential and encrypted email.  

Wickford
Essex
SS11

Type of session

Online
Phone