If you find you have become overwhelmed by feelings such as anxiety, anger or sadness I offer a safe and supportive space to unpack those emotions and gain a better awareness of your own processes. We can work together to understand better what is happening in your life today and perhaps how previous events and patterns may be affecting you.
I work with a range of emotional and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, abuse, pornography addiction, work stress, abortion, life transitions, isolation and low self-esteem.
I understand what a huge step it can be to reach out for help when feeling anxious, isolated or helpless with the added concern of not being understood. I offer a 20 min free initial zoom session whereby you can gain an initial insight as to whether we might be a good fit
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist. I trained initially at the University of Hertfordshire where I was awarded a Foundation Certificate and subsequently completed my training at The Counselling Foundation in St Albans, obtaining both a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma. As part of my personal development, I continue to explore different therapeutic approaches to enrich and enhance my work with clients.
As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I abide by their code of ethics.
I have experience working with a wide range of clients and in addition to my private practice, I work with clients at the Counselling Foundation in Stevenage, a charity funded organisation. I also have experience of working for Herts Mind network.
In November 2019 I completed a training with the Foundation of Infant Loss which has provided me with a deeper understanding and professional capacity to work with clients who are seeking help in relation to sudden infant loss or stillbirth. My work in recent years with Age UK has given me greater empathy in relation to the emotional struggles experienced surrounding loss of loved ones, increased dependence and ailing health which often accompanies the latter stages of life
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 for a 50 minute session.
Whilst my training is psychodynamic I consider myself to be relational in my approach and place great importance in creating a warm and non-judgemental space in which you can feel that anything is safe to be said out loud.