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PG Dip, MBACP (Accred)
Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I am an experienced psychotherapist, offering psychotherapy and relationship counselling to individuals and couples. I firmly believe that the quality of our relationships are key to our emotional wellbeing and how we engage with others. I aim to provide a neutral, consistent and non-judgemental space where we can work together to explore the emotional issues that you are facing in your relationship, whether that be with a partner, parent or with a colleague.

I bring a thoughtful, curious and supportive approach to my work and am committed to helping all clients, no matter how big or small your problems may seem.

Clients usually come to relationship counselling and psychotherapy with the following difficulties: Communication issues including conflict and anger, lack of intimacy and sexual problems, infidelity and trust issues, divorce and separation, parenting issues, infertility, depression and anxiety, work stress, redundancy, retirement, addictions and many more.

Problems within a relationship are usually complicated and often stem from past experiences and challenges as well as current situations. The aim of relationship therapy is to create an awareness and understanding of the problems affecting the relationship and together we explore both the past and present in order to bring about change. Couples who come together learn to open up communication between them so that they can understand the underlying issues and find an agreed way forward.
I also work with individuals who want to explore and understand past or current relationships that may have been a difficult, unsatisfactory or unhappy, or to explore why intimate relationships seem so difficult and elusive.

Weekly sessions take place in a comfortable, safe and confidential environment in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. I work with clients from all cultures, backgrounds and orientations.

September 2021 update - I am  solely working online (via Zoom, Skype and telephone). Please feel free to contact me and we can arrange a free telephone chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Relationship Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in working with couples and individuals. I initially studied at WPF Therapy followed by training at Tavistock Relationships and the University of East London.

In addition to my private practice, I work as a visiting clinician at Tavistock Relationships and at South Bucks Counselling, High Wycombe.
As I enjoy learning for personal and professional development, I regularly attend workshops, conferences and training courses to further my skills and keep abreast of new research and thinking. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their professional code of ethics which places the utmost importance on client care and confidentiality. I am also a graduate member of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Prices for individual psychotherapy start from £65. Please contact me to discuss the fee. 

When I work

I see clients during the day, including early mornings and 2 evenings per week. My availability varies. Please do contact me so that we can have a chat. 

Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme