I am a BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist experienced in working with a wide range of clients and a variety of issues.
I understand that making the decision to come for counselling can be daunting, and appreciate that choosing a therapist can be a difficult process. While training and experience are important considerations, crucial to the therapy is the quality of the therapeutic relationship that you develop with your counsellor - so finding the right counsellor is really important.
I offer you the opportunity to explore your concerns in a way that you often cannot do, or don’t want to, with family and friends. You will be given the space to gain new insights into your difficulties and how you manage them, enabling you to consider what changes you wish to make. I recognise that therapy can be a painful process, but through open dialogue we can explore together possibilities that will lead to greater emotional well-being, increasingly satisfying relationships and a more fulfilling life.
I provide both longer term, open ended counselling and also short term, solution focussed counselling, depending on the issues you’d like to explore. I see both men and women of any culture, race, religion or sexual orientation.
The initial assessment will help us identify whether counselling is the best way forward for you and whether I am the right counsellor for you. My commitment to you is to provide weekly counselling in a respectful, non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment.
My core training is in psychodynamic counselling. Using this approach we would explore together how past experiences may be impacting on your present difficulties. I am mindful that certain counselling styles suit some people more than others. I use an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from a range of counselling models to provide the best support for your specific needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling for Depression (IAPT) (Nottingham University)
Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling (Hertfordshire University)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (CWR, London School of Theology)
Bereavement Support Training
Relationship Therapy Training
I have many years experience working with adults, young people and families in various therapeutic settings and from diverse cultural backgrounds, both locally and abroad. As well as working in private practice, I take local GP referrals and I have several years experience doing counselling agency work.
I am committed to ongoing Continuing Professional Development.
As a Registered Accredited member of the BACP, I am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mid-life transitions and the desire to experience ‘more’ from life.
Counselling students on counselling training courses.
£55.00 per session (50 minutes).
Some concessionary spaces may be available.
I offer morning, afternoon and evening sessions
My private practice is located in the heart of Harpenden. It provides a comfortable and confidential space to talk. It is convenient for bus and train routes, being on a good rail link from London. Parking is available in the surrounding streets.
I have professional insurance and supervision for my work.