About me

I conduct my therapy from a studio unit at the rear of my house.  I have found that being in a calming and relaxing environment often helps when talking with my clients, as I want them to feel as comfortable as possible when we are in therapy. I do, of course, also offer video/audio sessions if you live far away or do not have time to visit me at my studio.

I have extensive experience in listening, counselling, mentoring and encouraging adults, professionals and young people and families, working systemically in a pluralistic way. I am committed to working with those who are struggling with a range of challenging life issues, empowering my clients to move forward with a fresh perspective on their lives. To date, I have carried out over 900 hours of supervised clinical work and more recently I have focussed on working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addictions and trauma (complex PTSD).

My model of therapy will put you, the client, at the centre of our partnership.  This can be extended to family and those people who are connected to you and is often technically described as, ‘working systemically’, exploring all those things that impact your life.

I offer a free initial assessment to see if you would like to work together. Please email me or call to arrange an initial assessment or for more information. 

Please visit my websites for further information.

www.poohcornertherapy.co.uk

totg.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate certificate (2016) Tavistock & Portman, London NHS - University of East London 

Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations (D4).

MA Integrative Psychotherapy (2011) - Middx University

Models of therapy studied: Integrative Psychotherapy, Contemporary Cognitive Approaches, Schema Therapy & Narrative Therapy, Addictions & Family Therapy (Systems of Relationship).

BA (Hons) Theology & Counselling (2010) - Middx University

Counselling element accredited by the BACP. Models of Therapy included; Integrative Person-Centred CBT & Family Therapy.

Experience

I have extensive experience in listening, counselling, mentoring and encouraging adults, professionals and young people and families, working systemically in a pluralistic way. I am committed to working with those who are struggling with a range of challenging life issues, (i.e anxiety and depression and stress-related), empowering my clients to move forward with a fresh perspective on their lives. To date, I have carried out over 900 hours of supervised clinical work and more recently I have focussed on working with those suffering from addictions and trauma (complex PTSD). 

My model of therapy will put you, the client, at the centre of our partnership.  This can be extended to those people who are connected to you and is often technically described as, ‘working systemically’, exploring all those things that impact your life.

Working Therapeutically

One of my goals for counselling will be to enable and empower you, the client, to move forward with a fresh perspective. This has been underpinned by my initial training at degree level in broad theories of counselling and then at Masters level in Integrative Psychotherapy. In my early counselling practice, much of my work was centred around classic CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).  As an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy , I work under their ethical guidelines.

Recent CPD’s:  

  • September 2021 - Webinar: Moving Through & Being Moved By.
  • January 2021 - Webinar: The Hungry Ghost, Gabor Mate.   
  • January 2020 - Single session therapy with Prof. Windy Dryden.   
  • March 2019 - Complex Trauma, Disassociation & Flashbacks.    
  • November 2017 - Trauma Focussed CBT for PTSD (2 days).   

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

  • Assessment free
  • £75 per hourly session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can offer appointments Monday to Friday from 9am-6pm. 

I also offer therapy on the go outside these hours.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss availability. 

Further information

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned new ways of encountering each other remotely in addition to in person.  

I work a lot with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships and addictions.

Chipperfield
Kings Langley
Hertfordshire
WD4

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access can be made available, with prior knowledge.

Online platforms

VSee
Whatsapp
Zoom

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