40 High Street
As part of the Old Town Counselling and Psychotherapy Service I have had a private practice at my light and welcoming consulting room in a listed building in the Old Town in Hemel Hempstead since 1990, where I offer adults and older adults once or twice weekly appointments in long term open ended work, or short term work.
From the mid 1980’s I have a background of working in Adult Mental Health, and wide ongoing experience of counselling, management, assessment and consultation in different settings including the NHS in both a psychiatric hospital and in Primary Care; Industry; and in several voluntary sector counselling organisations. I also provide therapy for students undertaking counselling trainings.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma and an MA in psychodynamic counselling, as well as several other qualifications in psychology, counselling and brief therapy. I am a registered NHS practitioner; an Accredited Adoption Counsellor and have trained for 4 years in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I have provided counselling to counselling trainees during their training: am a Registered member of CMCS and am Registered and Accredited with BACP. More recently I have done further study in Attachment Theory and Psycho Neurobiology.
I have a particular interest in adoption related issues. I completed my initial training in therapeutic counselling for adoption in 2009 and have continued to develop this area of my work. I am registered to provide Attachment Focussed Therapy, Therapeutic Counselling, and Birth Family Member Support Service through LINK Barnardos in addition to other kinds of work offered within the LINK service, and am always working towards deepening my understanding and experience in this area.
I am also interested in spirituality and spiritual growth and have completed various trainings which subsequently lead to the Spiritual Companions course, and in addition I am registered with the Churches Ministerial Counselling Service (CMCS).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a registered Adoption Counsellor with LINK Barnardos and through this I am legally able to provide adoption related counselling.
My usual fees are between £45-50 per session, and this would normally increase yearly in line with inflation.However, I also offer two low fee places at all times to enable those who are genuinely unable to meet these costs an opportunity to have counselling that might otherwise have been out of reach.
I am committed to providing a fair, equal and inclusive service to anyone, without discrimination on any issue.
However, as the building is listed and the consulting room is upstairs I am sorry but there is no wheelchair access and you will need to be able to negotiate the staircase of an old building.
Toilet facilities are provided.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|