I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist working privately in the centre of Hertford. My main approach is Psychodynamic where we will explore how past experiences may be affecting or influencing your life today. I offer a professional and authentic counselling relationship in which you will experience non-judgement, empathy and care. My private practice will give you a safe, comfortable and confidential space to address your struggles and discover the emotional balance and wellbeing you are searching for.
In addition to my private practice, I had previously spent time volunteering for a hospice, counselling adults/children affected by pre and post bereavement experiences of loved ones as well as supporting those facing terminal illness. I am presently based as a counsellor in a secondary school, working with teenagers between 11 and up to 16 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am able to offer long or short term therapy to suit individual needs and have worked both with adults and young people from 12 upwards.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have also worked as a counsellor in a North London based charitable organisation providing counselling for those experiencing child/neonatal bereavement also working with women and children affected by domestic abuse. I more recently managed a school based charitable project and have particular experience working with children between the ages of 11 and 14.
I also counsel couples experiencing relationship issues having undergone Introduction to Couples Counselling training (couplescounsellingtraining.com following Imago Relationship Therapy model).
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £45.00 per session face to face. Some concessionary appointments are available for trainees or those on lower income.
We can meet for an assessment session to talk about how we can work together and if you feel that therapy may help you, then we can plan how many sessions you feel that you would like or need. Usually 6-8 weeks for short term therapy and anything over and above for longer term therapy.
Couples counselling £65.00 per session (1 hour).
I am committed to ongoing Continuing Professional Development. I have professional insurance and supervision for my work.
My private practice is based in St. Andrews church centre accessed by a separate door. There are 2 local pay and display car parks within easy reach.