I am a sensitive, respectful and widely experienced therapist. I work with high standards of integrity and adhere to a professional code of ethics and good practice. My core model of therapeutic understanding is Psychodynamic, which is informed by additional trainings in the Systemic, Psychological First Aid (Trauma), Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Interpersonal (IPT) Therapy theoretical approaches. This enables my work with the individual to be flexible and adaptive in the desire of being most helpful to my clients.
Just as everyone is unique, the length of the Counselling or Therapy relationship can be tailored to suit the need, time limited to focus on a particular difficulty / situation, or can be a wider, deeper, exploration, providing support over a longer term. My clinical practice during the last 14 years has involved working with both individuals and couples in various settings and organisations (including the NHS and Relate), as well as in private practice. I have also found providing clinical Supervision to Psychodynamic and Multi-disciplinary therapists, individually and in groups, to be an extremely rewarding experience.
I am part of Hertford Counselling Service, located in Bluecoats estate in Hertford. I can be reached there on www.hertfordcounsellingservice.com
Training, qualifications & experience
1998 - 2000 OCR Diploma Foundation and Certificate in Counselling.
2000- 2002 University of Hertfordshire. Diploma in professional studies of Psychodynamic Counselling.
2000-2002 WPF (Herts & Beds Counselling Foundation). Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
2002-2004 WPF (Herts & Beds C Foundation). Advanced Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling.
WPF (Herts & Beds Counselling Foundation). Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills.
2005-2006 Relate Central Office. Fast Track in Couple Counselling (Systemic).
2006 Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. Post Grad course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
2006 Herts & Beds in association with CID Training. Diploma in Critical Incident Debriefing.
2008 WPF (Herts & Beds Counselling Foundation). Diploma in Supervision of Psychotherapists.
2013 University of Surrey Camb & Peterborough NHS Trust. IAPT: Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
As part of the above qualifications I have had training in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and worked clinically with a very broad caseload of clients. I have worked as a Therapist and Supervisor in Charitable Community Counselling Centers, Schools, NHS, NCH alongside Social Services, Employee Assistance Programmes (as a manager and clinical supervisor, but also as a therapist), Relate Counselling Centers, GP practice within a very busy and challenging inner city location. As well as many years of private practice in Hertford.
I have also worked as a Clinical Supervisor to Counsellors and Therapist during and after training. This Supervision to qualified and practitioners in training have been provided in professional and charitable organisations, as well as in my private practice.
My Professional Memberships:
UKCP United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists
BACP Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
FPC Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling
UKRC United Kingdom Register of Counsellors
BAPPS British Association of Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Supervisors
IPT UK Interpersonal Therapy United Kingdom
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
I have a commitment to continuing my professional development to provide the best service possible for my clients. I also operate a fully insured practice.
I am part of the Hertford Counselling Service. Our rooms are in a calm confidentual space. We are based in Bluecoats Estate this is not a domestic residence, but dedicated consulting rooms. We are situated close to Hertford East Station within easy walking distance. There is car parking immediately opposit the location.
I am an approved provider registered with the following medical health insurers:
BUPA, AVIVA, CIGNA HEALTH.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
In 2009 I qualified with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation as a Clinical Supervisor.