I am a fully qualified and full-time experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor who works with her deep professional and personal experiences to help you get to the root of your problems. I work with adults, couples, children & adolescents, and families. I also offer clinical supervision.
I can give you professional support and assist you in gaining insight and understanding about yourself, your relationships, and your life events. I will provide you with the opportunity for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment. My aim will be to build a trusting and honest relationship so we can work through the complex demands of life that you face, exploring and constructively working with issues, problems and underlying patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour in a fluid, empathic and non-judgemental way.
Prior to my professional training as a Counsellor, I had a wealth of experience working within the Human Resources and Employment Law business arena and I draw upon this in my work with workplace counselling. My core training is Integrative which is informed by Psychodynamic, Integrative/Humanistic, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I can help you decide the most appropriate approach for your therapeutic work or this can be left to me to decide based on what you hope to achieve.
I have a wealth of experience providing therapy and has helped both adults, couples, children and adolescent and families address a wide range of issues including: abuse, anger, anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship problems, behaviour problems, bereavement, child related issues, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, self-harm, separation and divorce, separation anxiety, stress, suicidal thoughts, and work related stress.
I practice the following therapies, as it gives me the flexibility to be able to provide you with a range therapies that can be tailored to suit your individual needs best:
- Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Family Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Integrative Therapies
- Counselling Children & Young People Using Creative Arts
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Please do not hesitate to contact me to have an exploratory chat about how counselling with me can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- LLB (Hons)
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Advance Diploma Counselling Children & Young People Using Creatives Arts
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision
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
The first session will be an assessment session, where we will decide if you feel we can work together. Should this be agreed, we will commence therapy with an open-time contract which means that wherever possible we will both commit to on-going therapy until you feel the work is complete.
The initial assessment will include a full history take and the treatment plan, duration and frequency of ongoing sessions will also be discussed and agreed.
As a guide, the my fees are:-
Initial Assessment £50/£70 (60/90 minutes)
Further Appointments £50/£70 (60/90 minutes)
Low Cost Therapy Appointments – £30/£45 (60/90 minutes)
Concessions offered for
I practice from very safe and calming offices in central Braintree with easy access to the train and bus stations.