I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgmental professional service where you can explore the issues that matter to you within your life. I work with stress, anxiety, loss, illness, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger management along with many other areas of counselling.
I believe that we are all different and unique. Therefore, I work in an integrative way, which means that I use a range of approaches tailored to your needs and the nature of the material you bring into therapy. The number of sessions required will vary from person to person, I offer both short term therapy, which is about six sessions and more long term or open ended counselling if it’s required. We can discuss this during our assessment session.
My private practice is in quiet and private setting in Ingatestone. There is plenty off road parking. I also hire an office in Chelmsford if it is more convenient for you.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by their ethical frameworks. I also have full professional indemnity insurance and am committed to ongoing personal and professional development.
I aim to give you an opportunity to think and talk about what’s going on for you, to understand more about why you are feeling as you do, and to support you to find your own ways forward in the situations that you face whether this is in your current situation or from past memories and experiences.
Understandably, finding a counsellor can sometimes be a daunting experience, so please be assured of a sympathetic response if you get in touch with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications:
I studied, trained and qualified at LIFE-FORCE Counselling Centre in Colchester. I work in private practice, but I am also based in Chelmsford.
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Life-force Gold Books Standard)
- BACP Accredited Certificate in Integrative Counselling (Life-force Gold Books Standard)
- PGCE Teaching qualification (Lancaster University)
- Anxiety disorders training
- Anxiety UK Approved therapist
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Confidentiality and Good Practice In Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I previously worked as a secondary and primary school teacher for a number of years, so I have experience working with children and teenagers.
I provide Worshops to those involved in the care of others.
I am currently working for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity where I provide counselling for adult clients, and I also hold a private practice.
I endeavor to continue ongoing professional development through the year.
I provide sessions in French.
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 am currently employed as a counsellor for Helen Rollason, so I have experience with cancer patients, and their families helping them with the challenges that cancer can bring and bereavement.
Being an approved therapist for anxiety UK, I provide workshops to help individuals manage stress and anxiety. I also work for a hospital providing counselling for health employees suffering from stress and anxiety.
Starting counselling may feel daunting, so at our initial appointment we will establish if we can work together and I can answer any questions you might have.
Introductory session - £30 During our initial appointment we will establish if we can work together, and I can answer any questions you might have.
Further appointments are 50 minutes- £40
A number of appointments are available at a reduced rate for students or anyone who has genuine difficulty in paying. Please ask about this when you make an appointment.
Introductory session (50 min)- £40
Further appointments are-
For a 50 minute session £50
For a 90 minute session £65
I provide home visits for clients with transport problems as a result of disability issues. I am happy to accommodate such requests as long as the home environment is conducive to therapy setting. Further details are available on request.
£60-£80- depending on mileage.