Many of us experience challenges and setbacks in our lives, which can sometimes throw us off balance. You might be struggling at home, at school or at work. Perhaps you feel anxious, sad or angry. Maybe everything feels overwhelming and exhausting.
I can offer a safe, confidential space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement. I can also help you to make sense of what’s going on in your life, so that you can better understand yourself and others.
Counselling for adults
I work with adults on a one-to-one basis. I have experience in supporting adults who are struggling with a variety of challenges, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, low mood and past trauma.
Counselling for young people
I offer one-to-one counselling to young people between the ages of 11 and 17 on a wide range of issues, such as body image, anxiety and self-harm.
I am an experienced counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. The psychodynamic model acknowledges the impact of our past experiences on our present lives, so helping us to gain insight and awareness.
Trust is essential to the counselling relationship, so confidentiality is important. I also always work sensitively and at the client’s own pace.
What happens next?
In the first session, we will discuss your reasons for seeking counselling support and how we might work together. If you decide to go ahead, we will meet every week at the same time. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
I am a counsellor with Hertford Counselling Service, which has dedicated premises in the centre of Hertford. In the light of the current coronavirus restrictions, I am able to offer online or telephone sessions, if you would prefer not to meet face to face.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The Counselling Foundation, first gaining a Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling. I then completed a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, followed by an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the BACP’s Ethical Framework for good practice.
I have experience of working with a wide range of clients. In addition to my private practice, I work in a secondary school, where I see students for individual counselling.
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
Counselling is usually open-ended, which means there is no fixed number of sessions. However, if you would prefer to arrange an agreed number of sessions, I am happy to be flexible.