During this ever changing and uncertain time I am offering counselling face to face, via telephone and video to all who want to be seen, heard and supported at this time and I would be pleased to hear from you to discuss your individual needs.
Sometimes life throws challenges in the path of our happiness and we feel 'stuck' and unable to put our finger on the reasons for the unhappiness or to find solutions. I work with adults, teens and couples who are looking for answers and help with issues that matter to them. I also work with divorced and separated couples and their children, supporting them in navigating a new way of life going forward.
I am a passionate people person who offers warmth, empathy and understanding and together we will form a trusting and therapeutic relationship whilst you explore your current situation. As a qualified counsellor dealing with such issues as depression, low self esteem, addiction, self harm, disordered eating, stress and anxiety, intrusive thoughts, trauma, loss and grief, abuse, anger and many other presenting issues, we will work together focusing on your particular needs. Whether the issues you may be facing are current or historic, counselling offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place where together we can explore your situation and gain a deeper understanding of how you can move forward with greater confidence and successfully manage solutions.
Coming to counselling can feel like a big step and if this is the first time you have considered experiencing this time of personal exploration and growth please discuss any concerns you may have.
I have nine years experience as an Integrative Counsellor and my work combines several different counselling approaches depending on the needs of each individual client.
My core theory is the 'Person Centred' approach, in which I believe every individual has the ability to heal and make the right choices for themselves given the right environment and encouragement. I also use elements of Psychodynamic therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches which helps towards understanding how you became the person you are today, how you relate and communicate in relationships and how you can make changes in your thought process to lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Theory (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
- Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Education and Training
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- CPD Working Therapeutically with Couples
- CPD Narcissists and Their Children - Made Not Born
- CPD Understanding Psychotropic Medication
- CPD Working Therapeutically with groups
- CPD Certificate working Therapeutically with Obesity & Binge Eating Disorder
- CPD Tavistock working with Inter Parental Conflict
- Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) and I abide by their ethical framework.
I have worked as a volunteer in agencies including Connexions with young people and vulnerable adults as well as a School Counsellor and a Young Carers Coordinator.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work face to face, via telephone and video with adults, couples and young people at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living in Hitchin
Concessions offered for
One to one sessions are 1 hour at £48.00.
Couples sessions 1 hour sessions at £58.00.
Concession sessions are available please enquire.
I offer a reduced rate for Counselling Students please enquire.
I can offer daytime & evening appointments Monday to Thursday face to face, via video/phone call. I also see clients face to face through the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin.
I can be contacted via email or by calling 07843 488783 - if calling please leave a brief message, contact details and a suitable time to call you back.