I am a fully qualified, experienced, registered psychodynamic counsellor and founder of Chelmsford Talking Therapy.
I offer confidential and therapeutic services for individuals who are struggling with a wide range of difficulties. These include - but are not limited to:
- the suffering of acute anxiety
- panic attacks
- eating disorders
- anger problems
- and difficulties relating to trauma/PTSD
I also have extensive experience of supporting individuals who are struggling with work-related stress, both on a private basis and via Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s). I work with people both on a long and short-term or time-limited basis. I am flexible in my approach and in addition to providing face to face services, I also offer and am very experienced in telephone counselling, as well as counselling via online video links such as Skype or Zoom.
With over fours years' worth of experience providing both individual counselling and family therapy, I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for individuals to explore their feelings and gain a greater understanding of different aspects of their lives both in the present and in the past.
It is my belief that having a strong sense of our true selves and our identity plays a large part in determining the quality of our mental health. I also believe that every one of us is different; I value individuality and approach every person who works with me, with that in mind.
Alongside psychodynamic counselling, I also specialise in Brief Solution Focused work which can be particularly beneficial in working towards rebuilding family relationships.
Who can I help?
My work is not limited to adults, I also have significant experience of working with children and young people/adolescents, families and couples. I also have experience in facilitating group workshops for children, young people and adults.
I am passionate that everyone should be able to access appropriate, professional counselling and mental health support that is right for them. In the event that you feel unable to afford the ongoing cost of counselling, I am happy to explore other options, including subsidised sessions (subject to status), which may make therapy more accessible to you.
Getting in touch...
If you have any questions about counselling or would like to book an appointment to see me, then I would like to welcome you to get in touch today. You can either call or text me on 07875 263479 or 07471 129421 or you can click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) (reg. no. 228318)
Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
I undertake regular training to ensure my practice remains safe, current and evidence based. Recent examples include:
- Child and Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness
- Working with Dreams
- Attachment Theory and Relationships
- Working with Young People and Gangs
- Restorative Justice
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness
- Working with Homeless Young People
- Working with Suicidal Ideation
- Child Protection
- Professional Indemnity Insurance provided by Towergate Insurance
Regular supervision of practice in line with BACP Ethical Framework with an accredited Counselling Supervisor
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
Face to face counselling:
- Individuals: 90 minute initial assessment is £55.00, thereafter each 50 minute session in £45.00
- Families: 90 minute initial assessment is 60.00, thereafter each 50 minute session is charged at £55.00
- Concessional (subsidised sessions): Chelmsford Talking Therapy offer a small number of sessions on a subsidised basis at £30 per 50 minute session, subject to individual circumstance. Please contact us for more details.
- The fee for the 90 minute initial assessment is £35.00
- Thereafter each 50 minute session is charged at £30.00
Home visits may be available with fees dependent on circumstance and location. Please contact me for further guidance and to discuss your particular needs.
Available early weekday mornings / evenings and all day Wednesday
Our confidential, private counselling rooms are located in Moulsham Street, Chelmsford (15 minute walk from the bus/train station).
To ensure accessibility for all we also offer home visits, Skype and telephone counselling subject to personal circumstances.