I am an empathic and compassionate counsellor and committed to working with you in realising the changes and goals you want to make in your life. I provide a warm, welcoming space to speak freely and openly without judgement.
I am a fully qualified MBACP registered Psychodynamic Counsellor and work in the Welwyn Garden City and St. Albans area. I work with adults and young people (over 16). I offer a professional service and a confidential caring space to talk about the difficulties that you may be going through.
Whilst my academic training is psychodynamic, I work in a contemporary way and include philosophical methods, adding to greater insight and understanding of how you view yourself and the world.
Which Therapy is right for me? Therapeutic approaches vary, so how do you know which one is best suited to you?
My approach focuses on the client counsellor relational aspect and finding a way to resolve your difficulties that are mainly unconscious. Understanding how past experiences influence and shape us in the here and now can help you understand how you have been affected and influenced by past or current events in your life.
Listening to your story and finding a process together that works for you, means the session is tailored to meet your needs.
Therapy can help in many areas such as, facing change or transition and processing loss or trauma. Whatever the reason that you have decided to seek out counselling, I provide the space to learn about yourself and express difficulties.
It may be that you lack confidence, or a voice or even the words, understanding this together can make the difference. Facing difficulties with increased understanding and acceptance can often help find new ways to manage emotions and circumstances more effectively and in a more balanced way.
If you would like to have an informal chat about therapy or have any questions before booking an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or telephone me.
Hours: 10am- 7pm Monday- Friday.
As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), I am governed by their professional Code of Practice and Ethics.
I currently work for ‘Your Counselling Service’ in St.Albans and also have established a private practice in Welwyn Garden City.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered Member - No 733157
- Postgraduate Diploma (level7- Masters level) in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling -University of Hertfordshire
- Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling -UoH
- Bereavement Counselling Training -SABN
- Trauma and Dissociation Training
- Adolescent and Young Adults Training
- PTSD as an Attachment Disorder Training
- Disordered Eating Training
- Social constructionism
- Attachment Theory
- Discourse Analysis
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £50 Individual counselling - 50 minutes per session.
- Some concessions available, depending on circumstances.