I am an experienced, professionally qualified integrative counsellor. I offer a welcoming and a non judgemental, safe and confidential space to share, explore and understand your thoughts and feelings; whilst gaining an understanding of your inner world. I believe that everyone has the answers for their problems within themselves and that counselling is not about giving advice but about giving voice to your situation. With support you can understand, unravel and release problems; working them through to find a point of resolution or acceptance.
My style is integrative, this means that I combine different psychotherapeutic approaches in order to adapt to client individual needs. As each person and relationship is unique, I do not use a 'one-size-fits-all' approach, instead I tailor the way I work to the requirements and preferences of each individual. My work is influenced by psychodynamic theory; person centred theory, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and the attachment theory.
My specialist areas are in addictions including substance misuse and addictive behaviour(e.g gambling) along with anxiety and depression which has meant that I have dealt with complex and specialised case work loads in Windsor & Maidenhead Counselling Services, and I work as a mental health counsellor at Mind.
By providing support to people with a wide range of mental health issues from trauma, childhood sexual abuse to relationship issues and personality disorders has given me an understanding of the isolation and the deep hidden complex emotions felt, and confirmed how important it is to talk about them.
I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and all of my clinical work is governed by the BACP's Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
• Diploma in CBT skills and Theory level 5
• Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling level 4
• Certificate in Counselling Theory level 3
• Certificate in Counselling Skills level 2
• Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity & Binge-eating
• Understanding Substance misuse
• Love, sex Addiction
• Personality Disorder
• Mental Health first aid
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
Sessions last for 50 minutes.
I offer a 30 minute assessment session at £30.
£45 for face to face individual counselling.
Online counselling charged at £35.
When are sessions?
Counselling sessions are usually weekly. I offer both short-term and long-term work. I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments and appointment time can be discussed when we meet. There is no set amount of sessions - the amount of sessions depends on your needs.
What should I expect?
After our initial telephone conversation, we can make an appointment to meet if that feels right. In our first session we can explore what has brought you to counselling and then you can decide whether you would like us to continue working together.
If you have more questions ...
Please feel free to telephone or email me.
I can answer any queries that you might have and discuss whether counselling might help.