If you've been wondering why life isn't quite the way you'd like it to be, then talking to a counsellor can be a really helpful way to bring about change in your life.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or hopeless? Do you "just know" life could be better? I offer you the chance to talk freely, to help you make sense of why you feel the way you do. This can be the first step towards making the changes you want.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, I am only working online or by telephone.
My private practice is based in Chesham. I work from a quiet and peaceful room which overlooks my garden.
I work with adults, young people 18+ and couples who are seeking therapy.
My aim is to help you feel at ease so that you can start to make positive changes through greater self understanding and self belief.
Training, qualifications & experience
I've been a qualified counsellor since 1999 and BACP Accredited since 2007. I also trained as a Couples therapist in 2009.
My experience as a Counsellor comes from working for agencies specialising in womens issues, mental health, young people, and disabilities as well as in my Private Practice since 2004.
I've also been a Supervisor to other counsellors and support staff since 2007. I work with individuals and groups and my experience comes from work in various agencies and charities, pastoral work in school and through my Private Practice
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
MBCT (Mindfulness based cognitive therapy)