- Are you struggling with a problem that you feel unable to share?
- Are you feeling unheard or unable to discuss intimate feelings with those closest to you?
- Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from friends and family but you unsure why or what is wrong?
- Are you trying to support someone in your family or helping your children navigate their teenage years and you feel at a loss?
- Are you a young person struggling with a problem or feeling disconnected and unhappy?
- Are you concerned about your child or a young family member?
There are many reasons for needing some support, and Counselling is a talking therapy that allows you to explore your problems and feelings in a safe, dependable and confidential environment.
I appreciate how daunting it can be finding a suitable therapist , and how much courage it can take to make changes in your life, I can support you and help you to understand why you might feel the way that you do.
I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental Counsellor with a caring and open approach, and I believe that it is the relationship between client and Counsellor that is healing.
Building a relationship that is based on trust, honesty and understanding is very important to me.
As an Integrative therapist, I am able to adapt my style of counselling to meet your needs, whether your issues are linked to the past, are in the present or are centred around fears and concerns for the future.
I work in an open ended way, allowing clients to decide how many sessions they need to understand themselves better and address issues of concern.
I can also agree to time-limited counselling which focuses on an area of concern, this might be 6 weeks or so. Clients are able to end therapy whenever they wish.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work to their ethical framework, as stipulated by them, I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I am working effectively and safely. I am insured and have an enhanced DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working with young people aged 12+ and with the many issues that concern them including bullying, eating disorders, self harm, sexual orientation or sexual concerns, anxiety and depression and problems within the family. I also work with teenage parents, supporting them with the challenges that they may face.
I work with men and women of all ages and enjoy the variety that this brings to my counselling work.
An area of special interest to me is supporting people in crisis who would like change in their lives. Their issues range from understanding how neglect and historical abuse are impacting on their adult lives, domestic violence, financial difficulties, homelessness, unemployment, low self esteem, depression and anxiety.
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 3 Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate of Proficiency BACP
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
I value regular training and continuing professional development.
Recent training workshops in 2018/2019 include:
CAMHS training workshops in anxiety and suicide
Domestic Abuse awareness
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors...trauma and the body
Working with anger psychotherapeutically
Working with trauma clients relationally
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please feel free to speak to me about your areas of concern and I will advise you as to whether I might be a suitable Counsellor for your needs, I will be open and honest. Not all presenting issues are listed here.
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I do not charge for an initial telephone consultation of 15 minutes.
If you choose to explore counselling further with me, I will complete an assessment which will take up to 1 hour and costs £45.This will be at my practice in Tring.
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45.
If you feel that you might like to work together, give me a call on 07790 535661 or send an email and I will answer as promptly as I can. Please let me know your availability.
We can arrange a telephone consultation of up to 15 minutes and there is no charge for this, or an assessment face to face, as outlined above.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and do not hesitate to contact me with any queries that you may have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access at my practice and the therapy room is up a flight of stairs, these are well lit and have a hand rail.
I work from Tring at various times throughout the week, including evenings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, including evenings. I see clients weekly.
Types of client