About me

My ethos, a commitment to create a confidential, safe space, making room for painful feelings where you can be heard and understood. It is by exploring the depths of your thoughts and feelings and allowing you to speak the unspoken, without being judged.

Whilst therapeutic approaches vary, the relationship between us, is ultimately the key to therapeutic change. It is my hope that through working together, alongside you, counselling can help bring relief from emotional distress.

I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a special interest in working with anxiety, low mood, depression, bereavement, grief, childhood abuse, shame, anger, low self-esteem, narcissism, perfectionism traits, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), relational trauma created through family dynamics and general life issues.

Psychodynamic counselling offers a great deal of significance to the role of earlier life experiences in shaping our psychological development and our relationships as adults. The aim is to give you self-awareness, empower and encourage growth, overcome fears, and provide insight to make the necessary changes.

Seeking therapy can be challenging and daunting, and making that first call is never easy. In reality, counselling could make the difference between continuing to struggle or developing inner strength and self belief to change.

However, when you are ready, I am here as finding the right person to share your painful experiences is an important step in your journey. I believe therapy is a collaborative process, based on trust & rapport.

My fee is £40 per session, lasting 50 minutes.  Payment via bank transfer.

At this time, I have a limited amount of spaces and I only offer zoom online or telephone counselling.


Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are:

Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling awarded at the University of Hertfordshire.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling awarded by the Counselling Foundation.

Cruse Bereavement Training offering bereavement counselling.

Experience working in a Mental Health service since 2009 in a multidisciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Workers and CBT Therapists.

BCom degree in Banking Management 2005.

I abide by BACP's Code of Ethics.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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Availability

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Further information

I have no available spaces at this time and currently not accepting new clients.

Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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