Life can feel overwhelming at times. As you have found this page, you have perhaps thought about therapy for a little while. I offer a friendly and relaxed environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings in confidence and without being judged. It is important to find a therapist that will work well with you so please get in touch.
Our first session will give us an opportunity to meet and talk about what is bothering you without any commitment. I offer short and long term counselling. I will initiate reviews on a regular basis so that we can discuss how things are going.
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with experience of dealing with many different psychological issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma. I have a special interest in trauma as I truly believe that any form of trauma (big or small) can have a significant impact on our behaviour and way of life.
In addition to my private practise, I am providing counselling at CARA (Centre of Action on Rape and Abuse) to support survivors of sexual abuse.
Training, qualifications & experience
2018: accreditation/registration and a full individual member as a psychotherapeutic counsellor with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
2016: Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Integrative Counselling
2016: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy
2015: Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology - Open University
2014: Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy
2012: Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills - Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Member of: UCKP
Worked with clients with various psychological issues from 2013 and trained to be a counsellor with CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse). Specialising in Trauma.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 per session. Concessions are available upon request - so if you are a student, senior citizen or are experiencing financial difficulties, please ask.
Monday to Friday
I do work from two different locations. One in Colchester town and one in Braintree town, both located in Essex.
In Colchester, there is parking in walking distance (St. Mary's car park).
In Braintree, there is one hour free parking right outside the centre. If that is not available, there is car parking opportunities across the street (pay and display).
Please visit my website if you require more information.