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About me

Do you feel you need someone to talk to? Sharing painful, difficult, or confusing feelings in a confidential, non-judgmental environment can help.

I provide a safe and supportive place for you to discuss and explore your thoughts and feelings; to help come to terms with issues or changes in your life, or to promote personal awareness and growth. Counselling can help with many personal issues, including bereavement, depression, abuse, self esteem, sexual matters, relationships, or unresolved issues from childhood.

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, using the style of counselling I believe best suited to your individual need to explore present problems and past experiences. As our motivations are often unconscious, understanding and resolving past conflicts can help a person live more fully.

I offer short-term or long-term contracts and we can discuss your hopes or expectations of counselling during our initial session.

Getting in touch...

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have used counselling skills for over 20years working within the NHS.  This experience, plus a personal trauma in 2004, drew me into qualifying as a counsellor and establishing my own private practice.

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Working with Sexual Abuse
  • Relate Counselling Skills Certificate
  • MBACP

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Confidentiality and Good Practice.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes. I offer your first session free of charge to ensure counselling and my approach is right for you.

Fee £30 a session, or £40 a session for couples (concessionary fees may be available).

Please feel free to give me a call if you would like discuss this.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday appointments can be either face-to-face, or virtual ( Facetime, WhatsApp, or Skype). Tuesday appointment are only available virtually.

Clacton On Sea, Essex, CO15

Clacton On Sea, Essex, CO16

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

During Covid-19 restrictions I started seeing people via video calls; Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype or Zoom. I am now seeing clients in person, but will continue to offer the online service.