Hello and thank you for looking at my profile. You may be thinking about counselling because you are feeling distressed about a life event or something in the past or present is really troubling you.
Your feelings may feel too much or are difficult to cope with. You may want support with and more understanding of anger or fear, anxiety or feeling low, difficulty with relationships or you may know something is not right but not exactly what.
Counselling can help build self-esteem and increase self-awareness to empower you to make different choices in life.
Asking for help and accessing support can feel very difficult and sometimes overwhelming. As a Person-Centred therapist, I offer an environment that is warm, confidential and free from judgement. I work to help you feel safe and to build a trusting relationship that can help you to feel able to share difficult things. It’s a partnership and requires commitment and time.
I offer a safe supportive confidential space where together we can explore your feelings and experiences as I believe you have within you the ability to work out what is best for you.
I have a wealth of experience working with many issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress, relationship issues, health issues, trauma, family issues, maternal mental health, bereavement and loss, anger, confidence and self-esteem issues.
I work with adults ( 18yrs+) in private practice.
I am currently working online only due to ongoing Covid cases and restrictions ( Zoom) and do not plan to resume face to face working for a few months. I have a confidential garden room with parking for face to face working in due course.
I have undertaken extensive training to meet the BACP competencies for online working and I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for my counselling practise and undertake regular professional counselling supervision and extensive regular training and CPD
My first session
I offer a confidential and free 30 min zoom or phone call if required for any initial enquiry prior to a first session, please do contact me to arrange this.
Our first session then is really an opportunity to assess your needs, your expectations and hopes for counselling and to see if we are a good fit and that you feel I’m the right counsellor for you.
We can discuss in much more detail the reasons that brought you to therapy and I can explain how I work and answer any questions or concerns you may have
We will work at your pace and you are free to pause or end counselling at any time. I offer short-term and longer-term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course - Person-Centred Couples Counselling
- NSPCC Safeguarding & Child Protection
- Developmental Trauma CPD
- Certificate in Attachment Theory- The Bowlby Centre, London
- Enhanced DBS
- BACP Accreditation
- 2021-2022 Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children and Young People (CPCAB Level 5 certificate)
- 2021-2022 Foundation in Play Therapy: University of Roehampton
I have extensive experience working in Private Practice
I spent 2 years working as a school counsellor in a local Bucks Secondary School & I have experience as a counsellor in Primary Schools in Herts & Bucks
I was a volunteer counsellor for the Bereavement Service at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, Stoke Mandeville Hospital for 2 years
I also volunteer for a local non-profit low fee counselling service in Chesham.
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 or online session
Concessions offered for
Weekly counselling sessions:
Adults: £50 per 50min session
Appointments are available:
Monday-Friday daytime/early evenings
Monday- Tuesday later evenings
I can offer some flexibility please do ask if sessions required outside of these times