Life can be challenging and choosing a therapist can often feel like a daunting prospect. You may be feeling overwhelmed with information and confused about who to contact. Let me tell you a bit about myself and how I work.
I am a Humanistic Integrative therapist who works on a one-to-one, confidential, basis with a variety of age groups (from 11years +). Having initially trained as a Gestalt practitioner, I have now obtained my BA (Hons) in Integrative counselling which utilises the individuality of each therapeutic relationship and allows me to adapt my practice accordingly. I offer face-to-face sessions alongside, online and telephone; being appreciative of nature and mindfulness, I also offer walk and talk sessions if desired.
I have a background in caring professions, working with both children and the elderly. I decided to train as a counsellor after working in a secondary school as an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant). This fuelled my interest in mental health and promoted me to undertake my counselling training. I have extensive experience of working with children and young people.
You may have a very clear idea about what you would like to gain from therapy but you may not... I can help you to set goals or explore what you would like to get from your counselling sessions. I offer short-term solution focused therapy, which can help with anxiety, low mood/self-esteem or feelings of being 'stuck' or lacking motivation- as well as long-term trauma/ depression support. After a free, no obligation, thirty minute consultation, we can talk through the best options for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Humanistic Integrative Counselling with Middlesex University
DipHe in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling with New Bucks University
Mental Health First Aid with MHFA England
Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health certificate with Newbury College
Telephone and Online counselling certificate
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills with Eastleigh College
Safeguarding Children/ Young People and Adults at Risk
I attend regular CPD workshops and keep up to date with training opportunities
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Impact of COVID-19
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I offer a free thirty minute consultation. This will help you to decide whether you feel we can work together.
£50 per session. Sessions typically last 50 minutes. Extended sessions are available on request and will be charged accordingly.
I offer a mobile service if you are unable to travel (prices vary according to distance).
Cancellations with less than 24hours notice will be charged the full session price.