Counselling enables people to explore difficulties that may be preventing them from moving forward in their lives, whether the concern is with issues in the present or something that relates to the past. I work as a therapist, counselling both individual clients and couples seeking help with their relationships.
I work both psychodynamically and systemically: The psychodynamic approach recognizes that many of our earliest experiences affect us in our present lives and relationships. The systemic approach seeks to address people in relationship to others, how they interact and the dynamics of the relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), with a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and a Post-Qualification Diploma in Counselling Couples. With 18 years experience, I have practised in a variety of settings, helping clients ranging in age from 15 to over 80 work through a wide range of personal difficulties and concerns.
I have a particular interest in working with parents on parenting skills; expectant and new parents, pre-conception counselling, supporting couples before a baby is conceived, fostered or adopted children, and discussing the questions and issues each partner considers about becoming a parent.
I have had five years experience running parenting skills support groups in association with The Parent Network. I have also worked for 10 years in association with PIPPIN (Parents in Partnership – Parent Infant Network) as a practitioner, supporting and educating men and women in the transition to parenthood with parent-infant relationships, supporting men and women with symptoms of Post-Natal Depression (PND), and as a trainer of professionals who work with expectant and new parents.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge a standard hourly fee on each session: £40 an hour to individuals and £45 an hour to couples, with some concessionary places available in certain circumstances. Payments can be made in cash or by cheque on the day of consultation.
My house is rather elderly and, unfortunately, does not accommodate wheelchair access.
There is an hourly rail service to Amberley. I will collect and return to Amberley station any clients who travel to sessions by train.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer counselling Monday through Thursday from 8:45am finishing by 7:45pm and Fridays from 2:30pm finishing by 7:45pm. You may leave messages on my phone and I will return your call.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|