I believe in the great importance of having someone to freely talk to who we can trust to listen, be honest, accepting and compassionate towards us to help us get through difficult times when we feel we cannot manage on our own. I offer this opportunity to my clients within my counselling service on a one to one basis.
Counselling service I offer:
I offer one to one relational therapeutic counselling. Having had years of experience supporting, working with adults in many varied settings in different countries, I feel I can offer you non-judgmental support and a safe environment to freely express and explore what is unsettling you and how to move forward. I have experience in working with stress related issues, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, relationship with food, low self-esteem, feeling stuck and issues around belonging.
Ways of working together:
I work within an integrative model drawing on Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychotherapeutic modalities throughout therapy. These are ways of working that we can explore together and draw upon depending on your individual needs and concerns and revisit them as we work during therapy. Having the right tools at the right time can often facilitate a move forward or a shift in perception.
Due to current circumstances I currently offer walk & talk therapy and sessions via telephone or Zoom video calls on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays - currently evening and daytime appointments are available.
I have worked in the public health sector for many years supporting adults and young people with behaviour change. I have knowledge and experience of the pressures of working in the public sector especially in local government, professional and self-employed settings
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Mentmore (CPCAB)
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Hemel Hempstead (CPCAB)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, Hemel Hempstead (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Hemel Hempstead (CPCAB)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Working Creatively in Counselling
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Functional Fluency
- Working with the Inner Child
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
On-going counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £40 per session.
Telephone and online sessions on Monday and Tuesday between 5:30 - 9:30pm and Friday during the day for walk and talk sessions.
What is walking and talking therapy?
We walk and talk without the constraints of being inside. Some clients are more comfortable walking and talking and find it easier to start discussing their problems when strolling along a country path.
Being in the open air we can keep the guidelines and stay completely “socially distanced”.
I am happy for my client to set the pace of the walk – to meander along and have a relaxing walk or to set a quicker pace if that’s what they feel comfortable with. The footpaths are easy to walk for all fitness levels.
Walking can help to ground you and that in itself is good and being surrounded by nature can feel very reassuring.