I am an experienced qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have trained as an intergrative counsellor which allows me to use a combination of therapeutic approaches to fit an individuals needs.
I offer a safe, confidential, non judgemental space for individuals to explore their needs, thoughts and feelings. I understand taking this first step into the unknown can be quite an anxious one and for this reason I am happy to answer any questions by email or have a free of charge fifteen minute telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have so that you feel at ease.
There are many reasons that people come for therapy. My collaborative approach enables me to work in the here and now, perhaps you are feeling stuck and want change but are unsure how to do so. I can offer a solution based approach, helping to identify, achieve and maintain your goals. Or I can look at the past and how childhood memories and experiences have impacted on your life and any difficulties this may be causing.
Therapies I work with are
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Person Centered
- Transactional Analysis
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Couples Counselling & Family Therapy
- Diploma in Domestic Abuse Recovery
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
- Certificate in Working With Trauma
- Hero of Hertfordshire Certificate for volunteer work during Covid 19
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Further Training and Experience
- Clinical Lead of Domestic Abuse with Future Living Hertford
- Lead Facilitator of Domestic Abuse Recovery Programmes at Future Living Hertford
- Designated Safeguarding Officer
- Designated First Aider
- Counsellor at Future Living Hertford
- Counsellor at Safe Haven
- Counsellor at The Living Room
- Support Worker at Victim Support
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment Disorder
- Childhood Trauma
- Couples Counselling
- Coping Strategies
- Domestic Abuse Recovery
- Family Issues
- Healthy Relationships
- Life Changes
- Panic Attacks
- Rebuilding Trust
- Retrospective Jealousy
- Sexual Abuse
- Therapeutic Parenting
- Understanding Abuse
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free telephone consultation so that I can answer any questions you may have and to understand your reasons for seeking support and what you would like to gain from our sessions together. This will provide you with the opportunity to decide if you wish for us to do this work together.
If you decide you would like to continue, sessions are weekly for the duration of 50 minutes at the cost of £50 per session (£75 for Couples Counselling).
Weekend sessions are priced at £65 for individuals and £90 for Couples
All sessions are to be paid in full prior to the session.
I ask for 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a session before full payment is due.
When I work
I offer short or long term counselling either in person, on Zoom or by telephone.