In current times, you may be feeling overwhelmed with uncertainty and change. You may have questions about what the future holds for you. Perhaps you have made discoveries about yourself, or decided to explore therapy as a tool to facilitate self-help into sustained change.
You are taking the first step to understanding your personal experience and what life could be like moving forward.
Therapeutic Counselling to Improve Life Management
I've been a qualified Person Centred therapist for over 14 years. My work is governed by the ethical framework of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, sensitive relationship to help you to make real changes in how you manage your life. My work promotes moving towards living authentically, building self-esteem and having a quieter mind.
Life’s challenges can have an ongoing impact on day to day living. Difficulties can range from dealing with uncertainty/change, anxiety, GAD, depression, isolation, relationship/family issues, work-stress, anger, abuse, neglect, PTSD or childhood incidents.
Clients are encouraged towards a healthier mindset, adopting strategies and practical skills to move forward in a sustained, positive and self-regulating way.
It’s never too late to benefit from therapy. Counselling changes lives irrespective of age, gender, sexuality, culture and diversity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a busy private practice with experience in organisations, educational settings, health services, therapeutic agencies and the criminal justice system. I have a relaxed, integrative approach, incorporating training and experience in humanistic, existential, CBT and coaching principles. I am also a qualified Mental Health First Aider and a member of BACP's Workplace & Coaching Divisions. Staying current with continuous learning is important to me. My qualifications, training and clinical experience include;
- BACP Accreditation, "meeting higher standards as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner"
- Pre-practitioner Certificate
- PostGradDip Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited) University of West London
- Approved status as Specialist Counsellor Victims First Thames Valley Police
- Bucks MIND Quick Access Team
- CBT Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (Anxiety Disorders)
- BACP Coaching Skills in Therapeutic Practice
- Oxford Health NHS Supporting People with Attachment Issues
- Buckinghamshire CAMHS Understanding Children’s Attachment Needs In School
- Understanding Adolescent Development Psychodynamic Perspective Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
- Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) - Bucks MIND
- Adult Mental Health First Aider MHFA
- Attachment Training Bucks MIND
- Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity MHASPA
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Confidential Workplace Referrals;
Timely professional workplace intervention benefits employers and employees alike. Regardless of the commercial referral route; the workplace counselling support that I offer is confidential, accessible and discretionary.
When you commit to counselling, you are giving yourself something of value.
Our first session is an informal assessment to decide if we are the appropriate fit to work together.
Please contact me for fees, corporate rates and concessions.
Please contact me to discuss online availability.
Contained, confidential therapy can be the most valuable thing you invest in for yourself.
Is there something preventing you from doing what you want to do or from behaving in the way that you want?
Taking the next step to speak your truth about experiences, thoughts, feelings, and deeply held beliefs can be a game changing, reviving experience.
I look forward to hearing from you.