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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor UKCP Reg, BSc (Hons)

About me

I understand that seeking counselling can be daunting, but I have experienced it to be very rewarding for many people.

I have worked as an integrative counsellor since 2010 in various settings and locations, and currently have a private practice in Billericay.

My approach is to offer an empathic, non-judgemental and stimulating space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and personal story. As a client-centred counsellor, I tailor therapy to your needs as an individual and work with what you decide to bring to each session. ‘Integrative’ means that I draw upon different models according to you the client, this sometimes includes creative approaches to counselling. I currently specialise in working with adults one-to-one (ages 17 +) and couples, and am a registered member of the UKCP.

Although I take an holistic approach and am able to work with a number of presenting issues, I have particular experience of the following: depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relational trauma, family systems, boundaries, shame, divorce, anger, narcissistic and emotional abuse, couples counselling, spiritual exploration, international/multi-cultural issues, business/work-place, clergy, use of creative therapies.

I offer in-person counselling (according to Government guidelines), as well online counselling over Zoom, FaceTime and WhatsApp.

Please feel free to email or call me to arrange an initial chat to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling 2013 (Matrix College / Middlesex University)
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate - Person Centred Couples Counselling 2013 (Counselling Works)
  • Diploma Counselling 2012 (Barnabas Counselling Training / Open College Network)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Admin 1993 (Bath University)

Continuous Professional Development courses include: Attachment, Neuroscience / Neurobiology, Trauma, Couples Work, Co-dependency and Narcissism, Family Systems, Creative Interventions, Loss and Grief, Body Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Addictions, Inner Child, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Working online.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

£50 per hour - Individual
£60 per hour - Couples

When I work

Daytime, Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm, Monday & Tuesday evenings

Billericay, Essex, CM12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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