In these current difficult circumstances with the Coronavirus I am offering online counselling sessions using the confidential platform of Zoom. Call me for a free chat so we can talk through what you are looking for from counselling and you can gain an understanding of how I can help you work through whatever challenge or issue you are facing. I am now also offering socially distanced face to face appointments in my dedicated counselling space.
I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I specialise in Addiction in its many forms and have a deep insight into the issues that often lay beneath addictive thoughts and behaviours.
I am also experienced at helping clients with:
- Anxiety and Fear
- Family Issues
- Low self confidence
- Low Self-Esteem
- Stress and overwhelm
How can I help you?
It is easy to feel overwhelmed or anxious in life and struggle to see a way forward. I am able to offer you a safe and confidential space to step out of life and explore issues or feelings maybe in a way you don't feel you can do with anyone else in your life for fear of in some way affecting them. I can offer you a unique relationship free of judgment or any expectation of you - somewhere just for you where you can explore and learn to voice and work through your innermost emotions and find a way to navigate through them.
I am an integrative counsellor and aim to offer you a relationship based on trust, respect, feeling heard and being valued. This creates a safe space where you can explore your feelings at your pace. By finding the courage to look at where painful or confusing emotions come from enables you to put together an emotional toolkit unique to your needs which you can carry forward in life. My sole aim is to empower you with the self awareness that comes from counselling so you can move forward with a deeper understanding of yourself and how you respond to life. With awareness comes power.
The therapeutic relationship is key to the effectiveness of counselling and it is therefore crucially important to find the counsellor who is right for you - someone who you feel "gets" you and so can accompany you on your self discovery. All of my clients feel held, empowered and fundamentally changed by therapy.
I have a dedicated counselling space separate from my house which guarantees complete confidentiality during our sessions.
I am bound by the Ethical Framework of the BACP and am fully supervised and insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have considerable experience working with many clients for the counselling charity Number 22 based in Maidenhead. These clients have come from many different age groups, cultures and backgrounds. During this time I have worked with many different issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, stress,family and relationship issues, issues of low self-esteem, bullying, anger management and co-dependency.
Whatever issues you are facing, I believe that by establishing a good connection with me and thereby allowing a good therapeutic relationship to evolve - using the Person-Centred Approach - will allow you to find the resolution you need at this point in time and leave you feeling better equipped to live your life the way you choose.
All you need to do to get started is call or email me and we can discuss what you are looking for from counselling and set up an initial session. If that goes well we simply set up a second session and decide how often you want to see me.
Qualifications and Training:
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (ABC)
BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)Certificate of Proficiency of Voluntary Registration
Registered Member of the BACP
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Experience working with adults and young people from varied backgrounds and cultures.
Various focused CPD (Continued Professional Development) courses.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I provide 50 minute sessions at a cost of £50.
I offer an initial session free of charge to establish if I can help you
Available weekdays daytime and evening and limited availability on a Saturday
I am a 10 minute drive from Marlow.
There is free parking on my driveway.