Life can be challenging. We can be hit by the breakdown of a relationship or friendship, a bereavement, a traumatic event, a serious medical diagnosis, work-related stress, or many other upsetting life events.
Sometimes we suffer such strong feelings, and become so stuck, that we can’t see how to get life back on track. We can’t see how to make any progress, how to deal with our emotions, how to solve our problems.
Counselling can help by allowing you a safe space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged or rushed. It can help you discover what is going on for you, and enable you to take more control. It can help you understand and manage your emotions, and reduce your stress. It can help relieve depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Buckinghamshire. I work remotely UK-wide, using Zoom or by phone. I live near High Wycombe and also work face to face in rooms near the station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience helping people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health conditions, relationship problems and bereavement. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space in which to explore and work through your thoughts and feelings. I offer short- and long-term therapy.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I apply the BACP’s Ethical Framework to my work and have regular counselling supervision. I am DBS-checked and have appropriate professional insurance.
In addition to working in private practice, I work with clients through a national bereavement charity and a national mental health charity.
I would describe my approach as integrative. At its core it is person-centred, focussing on your experience and your needs. It then also draws on psychodynamic insights, and on cognitive behavioural approaches. It is adaptable depending on your needs and preferences. At its heart it uses talking as a way of unlocking psychological problems, helping you to understand what is happening and take control.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fee is £50.
I offer a limited number of places with reduced fee sessions for people on a low income, students, and trainee counsellors