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I am a humanistic psychotherapist and would be pleased to hear what is concerning you. I offer space to reflect if you are finding life a struggle at the moment, or you may have a difficult situation or past experience. There is value in your story, what happened to you, what impact it has on you and the sense you have made of it.
I have a range of experience supporting clients from the young to the elderly working with anxiety, depression, loss, difficulties with relationships and emotions and those who have experienced traumatic circumstances. I work with bereavement, with those who are carers, or have an illness. I have been thinking about the impact of Covid-19, the challenges this presents and the impact on emotional health.
During the current social distance measures we would meet online or by telephone. I am fully insured to conduct sessions with clients who are living in the UK.
I welcome contact from all members of our community.
On making contact we arrange an initial assessment session to explain the counselling service and agree our contract for working together. We record key parts of your history and make time to establish if this is the correct service for you and build rapport for us to consider what we feel about working together.
You may then choose a few sessions to talk through something in particular or prefer to attend sessions on a regular basis. My range of experience supports me to respond to you as an individual within a therapeutic frame that fits with your needs, this could be short term interventions or longer term support. We would have regular reviews to reflect on our therapeutic relationship.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and my work adheres to their ethical framework and guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
As you can see from my summary I have a range of counselling experience working with clients individually and with families and couples. I believe that a trusting relationship creates space for emotional exploration and wellbeing, and is crucial for change.
I currently support patients, carers and the bereaved in a hospice setting. I have worked with families who experienced separation, isolation and loss during the Covid-19 pandemic while their loved ones lived in a care home, or were being treated in hospital.
I have supported adults as a counsellor for Mind, offered counselling services to young people aged 11-25 for a youth charity, and have experience counselling survivors of rape and sexual assault.
I am a qualified systemic practitioner, and trainee systemic psychotherapist, with experience in family therapy clinics in the NHS and private practice. I offer a space to understand the unique challenges of families and couples who want to build closer relationships or face circumstances that are challenging. Together we focus on what happens between family members, tracking patterns and emotions, while respecting and understanding the viewpoint of each person in the room. We consider past experience, current circumstances, and future hopes, to co-create change.
- 2021-23 Currently studying: MSc in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy, Institute of Family Therapy, London (University of Bedfordshire - AFT Accredited)
- 2020/21 Post-Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families & Couples, Institute of Family Therapy (Distinction)
- 2019/20 Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families & Couples, Institute of Family Therapy (Merit)
- 2019 Core and counselling specific training with Rape Crisis OSARCC
- 2019 City & Guilds/ National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training UK Suicide First Aid - Level 4 in Understanding Suicide Prevention
- 2018 Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapuetic Counselling (CPCAB), Buckinghamshire College Group.
- 2017 Awarded Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Qualification (ABC)
- 2015 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therpay, Amersham & Wycombe College
- 2012-2014 Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Qualification (ABC), Amersham & Wycombe College
- 2012 Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Amersham & Wycombe College
- 2011 Introduction to Counselling, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Initially I suggest we speak on the telephone or online for up to 30 minutes to say hello and see if you feel I am a person that you would like to work with. There is no fee for this call.
I work with long term and short term clients, each session lasts for 50 minutes and the fee is £45 per session.
We will have up to 1 hour for the assessment process and the fee is £25.
Currently I am working by telephone or online with clients who are living in the UK.
I believe in making counselling as accessible to all as I am able to, with this in mind I have a few places that I can offer at a reduced rate per session, please contact me for details.
Cancellations of session with less than 24 hours notice will incur half the session fee.
When I work
Please contact me to make an appointment. I am available daytime, evening and alternate Saturday mornings.
I am a qualified Systemic Practitioner to work with Families and Couples. I am currently studying for an MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy.
If you are would like to come forward for sessions with family members or as a couple, on the basis that I am a Systemic Practitioner, please make contact with me.