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I am a professional BACP accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 20 years experience. I am also an EMDR practitioner and an accredited workplace mediator.
I provide a safe, neutral space for you to explore the difficulties and issues that bring you to counselling with the aim of helping you to gain a deeper and clearer awareness, insight and understanding of anything that is distressing, concerning or restricting you.
It may be one particular issue that needs addressing and/or a closer look at ways in which lifestyle, values and beliefs no longer serve you. With this in mind, I offer longer term, open ended therapy or short term focused therapy, with specific issues to address. (solution focused/CBT)
In my work I help individuals to improve quality of life, address a particular issue and build better personal and professional relationships.
I specialise in helping people with anxiety, stress, anger management, depression, accidents, chronic illness, accidents, relationship issues, work related issues, victims of crime, sexuality, bereavement and loss, trauma and PTSD.
Getting started is probably the hardest step. Contact me in confidence by telephone, email or via my website with any questions or to arrange a meeting.
I offer an initial consultation, during that initial contact we shall discuss what your initial needs and requirements are. It may be you have a specific issue which you would like to explore, or a general sense that something is missing from your life or you are not living life in a way that you want to.
To book your first session please call me on 07887748666 or email me here
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside private practice I currently work for Priory Hospital Chelmsford.
I also work for Crisis Management Response Ltd dealing with workplace trauma, risk prevention, recovery and resilience planning and posts crisis support counselling. Companies affected by traumatic events such accidents and violent crime.
I have worked as a Psychotherapist within the NHS, Psychological services (with inpatients/outpatients and staff) working with patients with cancer, neurological illnesses and disease, stroke and MS (Multiple Sclerosis). MS UK and MS society
Transport for London as a staff counsellor
St Luke’s hospice working with cancer patients and their families
Victim Support working long term with families affected by homicide, domestic violence, sexual assaults, emotional and physical abuse.
I have twenty years post qualified experience. I am an accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an accredited Mediator.
My theoretical approaches include: Humanistic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational interviewing, workplace and business mediation.
I am a compassionate person who likes to help people get to the heart of what matters in life.
I am determined and tenacious, and great at helping people see things in a new light, which can make all the difference to how you feel about yourself and your life.
I believe that we keep ourselves small and limit our capacity for growth. We put emphasis on what we ‘should be’ instead of what we would like to be.
My interest and desire is to support you: to live life more authentically and in sync with your truth, to embrace self-acceptance and self-love and to enable you to have more fulfilling and intimate relationships and a deeper connection with yourselves and your true nature.
Education and qualifications
- 2019 - EMDR practitioner training - EMDR Works - London
- 2014 - Accredited Mediator – London School of Mediation
- 2010 - Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy – London Met University
- 2007 - Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy – London Met University
- 2006 - Advanced Diploma in Professional Development – London Met University
- 2004 - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling – Basildon College
- 2002 - Advanced Diploma in Counselling Theory and skills – Basildon College
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Free initial telephone session
£55 for 60 minute – individual
£70 for EMDR session
£75 for 60 minute – couples
I have some concessionary places. Please contact me to discuss this further if you feel this applies to you.
Payment by cash, cheque, or bank transfer.
When I work
I am available: Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Thursdays at various times.