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About me

I have worked on line with clients for 6 yrs and my clients and I have found it very successful.

I view my work as my ' life's purpose, it is extremely important to me that my clients reach their goals and achieve a happier sense of well-being by the end of their therapy.
I find that many people are not able to attend counselling during working hours. I therefore, work in the evenings at the weekends.
I am happy to say that 95% of my clients are recommended to me by my previous clients.
I have become a bit of a study 'junky' and am always looking for and using better techniques,as the more we discover about the brain and mental health issues, the more we understand what are the best ways to help a client.
I have been studying Clinical Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Trauma Therapy , Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and EMDR amongst other models of therapy for 16 yrs.
I have been in Private Practice since 2007.
I work and charge by appointment session, not by time.
The average session time is approx 90 mins.
I am available for between session emergency text contact at no cost. I do my utmost to return texts etc. as soon as I am free to do so.

Training, qualifications & experience

I do extensive work with all levels and types of Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders and Issues.

I have worked for 3yrs with a Rehabilitation Clinic specialising in Addictions and Alcoholism, and before that with a group of carers helping them cope with Young Dementia Sufferers.

I do some work 'on line' when necessary, but usually, with clients I have met previously.

I hsve untertaken continual training for 20 yrs and have been in Private Practice for 11yrs.

I am about to obtain a Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I also have a Post Graduate qualification (Masters level)in Traumatology.

I undertook training for 2 yrs to achieve a diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy,
I have studied for 2 yrs 6 months in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,Solution Focus Brief Therapy, amongst other models.
I also use my Clinical Hypnosis experience in association with Regression Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCP

The National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

National Council of Psychotherapists

BACP

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.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am trained as a Trauma Specialist, I treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This includes Childhood abuse including Verbal, Violence to self or others and Neglect. Rape and Sexual Abuse.
My methods of working help lessen or remove to al large extent all symptoms such as Depression, Disassociation. Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Lack of Confidence, shame ,guilt and Panic Attacks.

Fees

Additional information

I Charge by session, not by time. My sessions are £75 for approx 90 mins.

When I work

I am available to work during the daytime, in the evenings and weekends and I have worked on-line with clients for 6yrs and my clients and I find it very sucessful.

Further information

My working environment is calm, comfortable and private.
You will always be greeted by myself and offered refreshments of tea, coffee or water and treated confidentiality, with care, respect, and genuine concern.
My rooms are located 2 mins from Henley train station and car parks.

Henley On Thames, RG9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme