(Snr Accred MBACP)
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I am an experienced BACP Senior Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist working with people of all ages but with a special interest in teenagers and young adults; and also adults with chronic pain or pain that has no identifiable cause that could be stress induced pain
I work in an integrative way and am based in Harpenden and St Albans offering daytime, evening and weekend sessions.
As an experienced qualified counsellor I can help you talk through difficult situations in a safe, supportive, confidential environment. Just by talking through your issues you can often sense a feeling of relief.
I have a background working with teenagers in a secondary school environment for ten years and also recently have returned to adult based work with a range of issues.
Adults come with a range of issues including anxiety, bereavement, low mood, work related stress, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, self dislike, trauma and many more. Sometimes you do not really know what the problem is but you just do not feel right. Talking through your issues may give direction and insight. by working alongside a counsellor you can actively change your thoughts. Powerful feelings of sadness, worthlessness, emptiness, disconnection and inadequacy can affect the way we present ourselves and the way we interact with others. These feelings can have a huge impact on how we work, our relationships and sense of self. By working together in a holistic manner a therapeutic relationship can start to rebuild these areas of your life.
Teenagers and Young Adults
I have ten years experience of working with teenagers in a secondary school setting. This sort of setting can be a source of great pressure and stress for young people and having someone to talk to can be an outlet for this.
Teenage years are often years where thoughts and feelings are complex. I can help provide structure and clarity to such difficult thoughts and feelings.
Social pressures are becoming more of an issue to young people today with social media exaggerating any pressures we may feel or be exposed to. Again I offer a safe confidential space to talk about your concerns. Confidentiality is respected - you parents needn't know the content of the sessions.
Many people struggle with unresolved pain or illness. I specialise in helping find any psychological cause for the pain manifesting in the body. This pain is real and i'm not talking about psychosomatic pain but stress induced physical pain.. There are many techniques available to cope and help resolve this pain and I would be keen to explore these alongside you. I am currently doing further training with SIRPA in this area of expertise.
At the first session I will find out about you and your background and you can ask any questions about the way I work. At the end of the session you can decide if you wish to continue with the therapy and if you do we will arrange future sessions.
I work remotely by zoom or telephone which has proven to be very successful due to changing times. If you still have questions feel free to contact me by phone or email. Tel 07767 883414
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma EMDR (not Europe accredited)
Postgraduate diploma in Counselling and psychotherapy
BSc Social Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology
SIRPA Level one Stress Induced Chronic Pain resolution
Certificate in hypnosis for Qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Additional professional development in Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £100.00
Concessions offered for
£70 - £100 per session
When I work
Daytime, Evenings and weekends