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We all experience times when life feels difficult or overwhelming or when anxiety or depression seem to be taking over. At times like this, having the opportunity to talk things through with someone in a safe and confidential environment can make a real difference. Counselling can provide you with the space and time to reflect and consider whether you would like to make changes or to decide what direction you want your life to take.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, meaning I have been trained in a number of theoretical approaches. I can therefore work combining elements of Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis to best suit your needs and preferences, rather than . I am also able to work from a purely Person-Centred or CBT approach. I offer afford ably priced therapy, in order to ensure it is as widely accessible as possible. Some clients need just a couple of appointments to resolve an issue, while others may wish to engage in longer term work. Whatever you decide we will work together towards regaining balance and control in your life. In either case, we will regularly review our work together, to ensure we are progressing towards your goals. I believe the relationship between counsellor and client is crucial and therefore I offer the initial session for just £15 to give you the opportunity to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
I have experience of working with both adults and young people aged between 11 and 24, for a wide variety of issues and provide Employee Assistance Support for a number of organisations. I am also able to offer relationship therapy for couples or within the family. As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I work within their Ethical Framework and receive regular supervision to ensure my work remains safe and ethical and also provide supervision to other counsellors. I am also on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cert in Rewind Technique for PTSD and Phobias, Human Givens Cert Counselling Supervision ,ONC
Foundation Degree in Counselling, The Open University
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Level 5 Cert in CBT, Aylesbury College
Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Aylesbury College
Death & Dying, Open University
Understanding Fear & Sadness, Open University (Distinction)
Counselling Studies Level 3, Aylesbury College
Counselling Skills Level 2, Aylesbury College
Introduction to counselling, Open University (Distinction)
I have experience of working with all age groups offering support for a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression and helping you to regain control in your life again. I also have particular interest and experience in working with children and young people and working with couple and family relationship issues.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer an introductory half hour consultation for £15.
Thereafter £45 per 50 minute session for individuals.
There are a number of concessions available for those on a low income and reduced rates for students of counselling
One hour £45
90 minutes £70
2 hours £80
When I work
Daytime and evening appointments available via Zoom
In order to continue to support clients during lockdown, I moved to working online, offering sessions via Zoom or WhatsApp video calls. I chose these methods as they offered many of the important features of in person therapy, such as being able to see one another and being able to share documents securely. What clients have said they also find convenient is the because they no longer have to travel to my office, reducing the time taken by travel to and from a session. This appears to give my clients the best of both worlds by retaining the personal interactions and increasing the ease of access to sessions.