We all hit low points in our lives from time to time, but when these low points start to become the norm, that’s when it’s time to talk. Does this sound familiar? If so, counselling could help you.
I specialise in psychodynamic counselling and help people with a variety of issues: anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), post-natal depression, anger, relationship issues and bereavement counselling. I’ve been a counsellor for 15 years which has given me a huge amount of one-to-one experience with people struggling in just the same way you might be. I also have a great deal of ‘life experience’ which contributes to my ability to empathise with your individual situation.
My clinic is a safe, calm and welcoming space where you will feel completely relaxed and able to freely explore and express your feelings. I have years of experience working in the Luton and Bedfordshire area with clients from many different cultures and backgrounds.
What is psychodynamic counselling and how might you benefit?
It’s a form of talking therapy which aims to bring the unconscious mind into the conscious. It’s based on the theory that the unconscious mind holds many deep-rooted feelings which are too painful for the conscious to process. As a result, we suppress them and, as time goes by, we create defence mechanisms to avoid having to confront them. However, this defence system creates problems of its own which can lead to episodes of depression.
By working with you to unravel and understand your unconscious emotions, I can help you address longstanding issues which are holding you back and preventing you from achieving your true potential. Many of my clients report a rapid improvement in their levels of anxiety and overall mood. I truly believe there is light at the end of the tunnel for everybody.
How does the process work?
I see all clients for an initial assessment session. This is where we get a feel for each other and the way I work and afterwards, you can decide if you’re happy to continue. Psychodynamic counselling aims to resolve issues as quickly and as thoroughly as possible so I can usually give clients a rough idea of how many sessions they may need once the initial assessment is completed.
All sessions last for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working for 15 years in counselling and have experience in many issues.
University of Hertfordshire Diploma, Psychodynamic Counselling
Westminster Pastoral Foundation Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Westminster Pastoral Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have counselled at Herts and Beds counselling foundation for 10 years working with different cultures and backgrounds.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am available evenings from 6 pm I can also offer day time appointments depending on availability.
Counselling offers the time to invest in yourself so you can be the best that you can be, giving yourself the chance to explore the thoughts that you have kept private . The space I offer is safe and confidential.