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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- £50 Individual counselling - 50 minutes per session.
- Some concessions available, depending on circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have availability Monday-Friday during the day and some evening appointments. Suitable times can be arranged by telephone or email.
Types of client