Counsellor, psychotherapist, MBACP(Registered)
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There are times when life can feel like an uphill struggle.
Are you feeling anxious but not sure why? Struggling with relationships or overwhelming feelings of sadness? Experiencing work related stress? Maybe aspects from your past or repeated childhood patterns and behaviours are preventing you from moving on? You may have experienced a loss or a bereavement.
Sometimes we can be faced with challenges in life that prevent us from coping with everyday situations and when left unaddressed, will continue to have a negative impact on our well being, resulting in issues such as anxiety or panic disorder, depression, low self esteem or feelings of distress or hopelessness.
How can counselling help?
I'ts about investing in time for yourself to talk about and explore the thoughts, feelings and situations that are causing your distress or having a negative impact on your life and your relationships. I am here to listen to and work with you, providing you with the support and the tools to enable you to navigate your way through your difficulties, increasing the awareness of your true self, the self that quite often gets lost along the way. Armed with this new increased self awareness, you will be empowered to make choices and changes with more clarity and understanding.
I work with both adults and young people and from my private practice in Kings Langley, can provide you with a safe, confidential, non judgemental space.
How do I work?
I work from an integrative perspective which means I can call on different theoretical approaches in order to provide a treatment that is the most beneficial for you. This may involve taking a journey into your past, setting some future goals or expressing your feelings in a more creative way in the room.
I fully appreciate how difficult it can be to take that first step to talk to someone and offer an initial free 30 minute session where I will hopefully put your mind at ease. This can be carried out face to face or by telephone. I also encourage you to email me with any questions you may have prior to our initial session and aim to reply to all emails within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Certificate In Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
I am committed to further ongoing training as part of my professional development and regularly attend CPD training events which to date include:
- Sandtray Therapy
- Anger Management
- Working creatively with Anxiety
- Working with our inner child
- Working with autism
- Working Creatively with Bereavement
- Supporting bereaved children and young people with additional needs
- Childhood sexual abuse
I have also Co facilitated anxiety group workshops for young people.
As well as my private practice, I work within schools and a Pupil Referral Unit, offering counselling to parents and children who are unable to attend mainstream school. I also work as a Therapeutic Services Coordinator. Within these roles, I have gained extensive experience working with both adults and young people presenting with issues such as anger, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, abuse and trauma.
I have previously worked on hospital wards and within a hospice, offering support to patients with life limiting illnesses.
Experience of supporting people with a cancer diagnosis and those undergoing treatment.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial assessment for us to meet and find out a little bit about what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to achieve from our sessions together. This will also be an opportunity for you to see whether I am someone you would like to work with before committing yourself to counselling. This initial session is free and will take approx 30 mins. Alternatively, this can be carried out over the telephone if this is more convenient.
Thereafter, sessions are for a duration of 50mins on a weekly basis, at the cost of £55 per session. All sessions are to be paid for in full 24 hours prior to your session.
I ask for 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a session before full payment is due.
I am open to discuss concessionary rates.
I offer a reduced rate for trainee counsellors.
When I work
8.30am to 7pm Monday to Thursday
I am currently studying for a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and am offering supervision to qualified counsellors and trainees at a discounted rate of £25 per hour. Please look at my website for further details.
Please feel free to call and leave a message or send me an email. I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours. All calls and emails are treated with complete confidentiality.
I am fully insured and I hold an enhanced DBS certificate
There is ample free parking provided