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MA (Psych & Couns), MBACP
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 12th September 2022

About me

I support adults of all ages with anxiety live a more balanced life. I also specialise in working with clients with chronic pain and illness.

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 mainly online, via video and telephone. I use a variety of platforms, such as Zoom, to best suit your needs.

I understand that this may seem a daunting process and offer a free 20 minute initial phone or video consultation so that we can discuss how I can best support you.

Please contact me by email to arrange this or with any questions or concerns you may have.

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 consider whether you would like to work with me. We discuss what has brought you to therapy, and I will ask for some information about your family history and current circumstances as well as to talk through anything else which you may wish to ask or discuss. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced face-to-face and online therapist working in private practice from Rickmansworth. I also previously worked in private practice in Bishops Stortford, and as a volunteer counsellor and assessor at Mind.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma and Master's Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's University London and I have undertaken 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.

Member organisations

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic pain and chronic illness

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Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free initial 20 minute video or telephone consultation. Email me for my current availability.

When I work

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Further information

You can chose to work with me exclusively online, or a blended approach where we agree to each week whether to have the session in person or online.

If you chose face-to-face sessions,  these take place in my therapy room in Rickmansworth. Please email me for my current in person availability.

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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