Sometimes, we may have times when life is challenging, stressful and we feel less able to cope. It might also be hard to get the support needed from family and friends. If talking to family or friends is not an option, therapy may be the answer.
Working collaboratively, I offer a confidential setting to provide clients with an opportunity to safely explore difficult thoughts, emotions and feelings and to gain insight into patterns that impact on one’s life. Psychodynamic counselling gives a great deal of significance to the role of early life experiences in shaping our psychological development and our relationships as adults.
I have worked with clients who have been impacted by various psychological issues, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief, childhood abuse, low self-esteem, perfectionism traits, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphia, Relational trauma created through family dynamics and general life issues. My life experience and study has enabled me to work with difference and diversity and have experience working at a Mental Health Service and a charity that supports people through bereavement.
Making that first call never seems easy. I offer you, a listening ear, a warm and welcoming presence that will promote an environment that makes you feel comfortable talking. However, when you are ready, I am here as finding the right person to work with is an important step in your journey.
You may contact me for a free 15 minutes telephone or zoom discussion.
My fee is £40 per session, lasting 50 minutes
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. (www.bacp.co.uk)
I trained at the University of Hertfordshire for two years and was awarded a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling. Subsequently, I completed a further two year training at The Counselling Foundation at St Albans, obtaining a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Cruse Bereavement Training with Ascentis Accreditation and experienced in offering bereavement support and grief counselling.
11 years working experience in the NHS Mental Health Services as a Medical Secretary, working within a multi-disciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, CBT Clinicians and Mental Health Professionals.
I worked in the banking sector for 15 years and hold a BCom degree in Finance in Banking Management and Certified Associate of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa ( CAIB(SA) 2005).
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
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