About me

I help and support individuals who are experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression. You may be experiencing this after a life changing event, such as a bereavement, redundancy or the breakdown of a relationship. Or you may have experienced this on and off over your life and would now like things to change.  I have several years of experience and further training in supporting clients with these issues and to help them find a way forward to make positive changes in their life. 

I offer online, telephone and outdoor nature based counselling sessions. I also offer a free initial 15 minute call to discuss your current needs and to see if we are the right match for each other.

I describe myself as a caring and compassionate counsellor, and place an emphasis on the quality of the therapeutic relationship with my clients. I have a keen interest in Mindfulness and Neuroscience, and where it is helpful I incorporate this into counselling sessions.

My practice offers clients a choice between long term, short term counselling, and I also offer Single Session Therapy. Our initial phone call allows an opportunity to see what works best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative counsellor and an Accredited member of the BACP.  

I am an associate counsellor for a wilderness based charity in Essex, offering counselling to children and young people in a natural setting.

I have worked in private practice for 5 years. And in this time have offered in room, outdoor and online sessions.

I have engaged in additional training to support my outdoor practice, and have also trained many other counsellors taking their practice outside.

In the past I have a managed a team of counsellors for a local bereavement charity.

I have previously volunteered for 2 years at a local hospice as a bereavement support volunteer.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer nature based therapy, and also support clients experiencing Eco-Anxiety and  concerns around climate change.  This work can be conducted in an outside setting or online.  I am currently undertaking further training in Mindful based Ecotherapy and I am training as a Nature Guide with an Environmental Educational Charity.

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Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Assessment £35 for half an hour
  • Sessions thereafter are £50 per session (50 minutes)
  • Single session Therapy £55-£70
  • Trainee Counsellors £40 per session

Concessions are occasionally available. Please contact me for more information.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I also offer flexible appointments for individuals who are not able to commit to the same time/day each week.

Brentwood
Essex
CM14

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Zoom

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