I am a Relate trained fully qualified counsellor and am able to offer a confidential, non-judgmental and respectful space for you to explore the issues which are concerning you.
Counselling provides an opportunity to talk through issues and I am here to support you to explore what is going on for you and to help you to achieve a greater understanding of yourself and your relationship with others.
Everyone is an individual, so I will work with what you as a client bring to the counselling room.
Counselling can help with:
- Greater sense of self-worth and self-awareness
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Feeling calmer and more relaxed
- Better communication skills
- More intimate and satisfying relationships
- Develop healthier patterns of relating to others
How I work
I offer a free initial telephone consultation as it is important for you to discover if you would feel comfortable working with me. This will also give you time to discuss what is troubling you, to ask questions and to get an understanding of how counselling works.
I offer counselling for individuals as well as couples and I see people with many different issues including anxiety, depression, family issues, panic disorder, loss and change, including affairs and betrayals. I also specialise in both relationship and bereavement counselling.
My counselling approach is integrative, person-centred, psychodynamic and systemic, which means I have a range of approaches to use when working in the counselling room.
Outside of my private practice, I work for Relate helping couples and individuals work through their relationship issues such as communication breakdown, parenting issues, affairs, bereavement, work or financial stresses and intimacy issues.
I also work as a counsellor at a local Hospice providing bereavement support to those whose loved ones have died. I work with clients helping them move forward through the grief process. I am very passionate about the work that I do at the Hospice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of the BACP.
- Relate trained Relationship Counsellor working with both couples and individuals.
- I work on a voluntary basis at a local Hospice as a Bereavement Counsellor.
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma In Relationship Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Counsellor Bereavement Training (Hospice based)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills
- I am committed to Continuous Professional Development and I attend training days regularly.
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
- Individual - Daytime £50 (9am to 4pm) £55 (8am)
- Individual - Evening £55 (5pm to 9pm)
- Couples - Daytime £70 (9am to 4pm) £75 (8am)
- Couples - Evening £75 (5pm to 9pm)
Please feel free to ring or e-mail me to arrange a free initial telephone consultation.
I am able to offer a reduced fee for students and those on a low income.
I also offer a reduced fee to counselling students.
Location and Parking
The counselling room has good public transport links, both bus and tube. Loughton Station is a 5 minute walk away. There are local pay and display car parks which are free after 6pm.
The counselling room is only a minutes walk from South Woodford Central Line Underground Station.
There are local pay and display car parks and meter parking which is free after 6.30pm.
There is also parking locally in Sainsbury's which is free for a maximum 2 hours stay.