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About me

Everyone needs a bit of help now and then. Counselling is about me listening to you and supporting you, for you to get that little bit of help for whatever you may be struggling with. Counselling allows you to talk to a trained professional, who is not involved in your personal life. I work in a non-judgmental way and what you decide to discuss during your counselling sessions is totally up to you. I am here to support you and offer you a safe space to allow you to explore your own feelings and issues. I will help you to speak about a problem and come to a solution which is right for you.

People I work with

I have experience in counselling a wide range of people, including carers, adopters and people who are adopted, nurses, doctors, police, performers, public speakers, and also students, parents, teachers and other professionals within the education system.

I have extensive experience working with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Survivors of Abuse and Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Work-related Problems
  • Parenting Issues
  • Adoption Issues
  • Young People
  • Counselling and coaching actors, artists, dancers, musicians, singers and writers
  • Public speaking anxiety including anxiety about speaking up in meetings
  • Confidence and self-esteem coaching for performances, auditions, exams etc.

What to expect in your first session

Give me a call and I will do my best to put you at ease. We can have a brief chat about what you would like to come to counselling for. I will book you in for an initial session, for you to see if you feel comfortable working with me, and for me to see if I feel my counselling is suitable for you. We can then book further sessions, usually done on a weekly basis.

About the sessions

I am currently offering online therapy on Zoom, Skype, Video calls or telephone counselling.

I also offer walk and talk therapy, after we have had at least one session.

When we are back to face to face, you will be offered the choice to continue online or in-person if you prefer.

My therapy room is a cosy comfortable safe place, decorated in peaceful colours. On arrival, you will be greeted by a warm friendly welcome and will be offered a mug of a hot drink or a glass of water.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 21 years of experience in counselling in different settings, including counselling centres and a GP surgery. I also have experience of working in Education, Adoption Support, Performing Arts, and Public Speaking. I have been a member of the adoption panel.

I have written courses and materials on Managing Social and Emotional Issues including Anxiety, Stress, Negative Thinking and Perfectionism.

My scientific background lends itself to use some very useful NLP and Mindfulness techniques, to help challenge a client’s negative beliefs about themselves.

My experience in the performing arts helps me with specialist techniques to provide a service as a confidence coach and self-esteem coach for artists, actors, dancers, musicians and singers, including coaching for performances and public speaking. I have a microphone system for performance practice and for microphone technique.

I have a background in education and offer counselling for teachers and other professionals in education, students, concerned parents, as well as coaching for study and exam techniques.

I am delivering Managing Stress workshops for MK Carers.
I worked for the leading mental health charity MIND for over four years, where I carried out some Counselling Assessments and worked as a Volunteer Therapist.

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and NLP.
  • Certificate in Mindfulness. Course on counselling for adoption (adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents).
  • BSc (Hons) Science. PGCE Science. MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (ongoing).

Member organisations

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

• Adoption issues.
• Confidence and self-esteem coach for Business, Public Speaking, Performances etc including the Performing Arts.
• Parents of children with special educational needs and social and emotional needs.
• Helping parents get their child’s needs met at school.

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Fees

Additional information

£40 - £50 for a one to one session (usually 50 minutes).

* Concessions available, please contact me to discuss.

Fees to be agreed with client or organisation for training and support packages.

When I work

I have flexible times and days available. Daytime, evenings and weekends, so we can find a time that suits you.

Further information

• Bespoke courses on ‘Managing Stress’ and ‘Managing Emotions’ for Businesses, Care Homes and Education Establishments.
• Confidence and self-esteem coach for Business, Public Speaking, Performances etc including the Performing Arts.
• Support packages for parents of children with special educational needs and social and emotional needs.
• Support packages to help parents get their child’s needs met at school.

221A Whaddon Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK3 7DZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults