About me

Its okay to not be okay is something I strongly agree with! In todays society there is so much expectation from us all to be okay, to be perfect, to look, act and feel a certain way even through difficult times and this may lead to or put extra pressure on ourselves causing our mental health to suffer.

This is where I can help you and looking into counselling is the first step to understanding your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and finding alternative ways to deal and understand you or your child in a different way.  Counselling is a safe space which allows you to have time to focus and explore yourself and I will be with you every step of the way within the sessions to explore this together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Services

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Unit 1, 75 Hours, Therapeutic Perspectives – VCTS
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Unit 2, 100 Hours, Cognitive Behaviour Theory - VCTS
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 250 Hours and 100 hours supervised counselling placement - VCTS

BSC Hons Construction Management (I have 12 years experience within the construction industry and understand the pressure which can be associated with this industry)

Training Courses

  • Transactional Analysis and Inner Child
  • Trauma
  • Online and telephone counselling foundation course
  • Safeguarding

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

£40 per session

Further information

I also work via telephone and online using Zoom for those who may prefer this to face-to-face therapy.

37 Etheldore Avenue
Hockley
Essex
SS5 5PA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday - 5pm - 9pm

Tuesday - 8am - 8pm

Wednesday 5pm - 8pm

Thursday - 8am - 6pm

Friday - 8am - 6pm

Saturday - 9am - 1pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

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