We are now in the second lockdown and the anxiety you may already be experiencing is probably heightened. There is so much uncertainty and unease around at the moment and this is incredibly unsettling and worrying. Your priorities and way of life may have changed and this in turn might be affecting you in varied and often conflicting and confusing ways.
If you are experiencing physical symptoms such as headaches, IBS, joint pain or fibromyalgia, your body may be literally carrying or holding the weight of your anxiety. We can consider whether a more holistic approach will help you – exploring the connection between your physical symptoms and your anxiety.
I can support you to look at aspects of your life and help you to identify patterns, develop strategies and further insight and perspective to resolve personal issues and find new ways forward.
I am an experienced face-to-face and online psychotherapist and counsellor, currently working exclusively online, mainly via video and telephone. I use a variety of platforms, such as Zoom, to best suit your needs.
I am currently working exclusively online and by telephone. I am experienced in both face-to-face and online therapy, and understand that this can seem a daunting process.
You are welcome to contact me by phone, text or secure email with any questions or concerns you have.
Please contact me for a free 20 minute initial session so that we can discuss how I can best support you.
I welcome the opportunity to work with you as we explore what life is like for you: exploring ways to cope with your challenges, and understanding and developing your way of being. As a humanistic and integrative therapist, I have a flexible and holistic approach, tailoring your therapy to your personal circumstances and needs as a unique individual.
What to expect in your first session
The first session is an opportunity for us to introduce ourselves and for you to think about whether you would like to work with me. We discuss what has brought you to therapy, and I will ask for some information on your family history and current circumstances as well as to talk through any questions or concerns you have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced face-to-face and online therapist working in private practice from Rickmansworth and also as a volunteer counsellor at Mind. I also previously worked in private practice in Bishops Stortford.
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regents University London and, to complete my Master's Degree, I am currently undertaking a research project on the lived experience of chronic pain and the implications for psychotherapy.
I am a qualified and BACP registered psychotherapist and counsellor. I have an additional qualification as a certified cyber therapist and I am also an accredited professional member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session
Online and telephone session availability only at this time
Low cost sessions are available for low income, key workers, students, older adults, trainee counsellors and unemployed