The counselling and psychotherapy world is full of jargon which can be daunting when you have made an important step in considering seeking support. I will endeavour to answer your queries and put your mind at ease. Change is possible whatever issues you are facing in your life.
I offer person-centred counselling online and from my private practice in the Chilterns, along with Nature Therapy (Walk & Talk).
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), have a foundation degree counselling qualification, and I have a background in learning and development.
As a person-centred counsellor, I work with whatever you bring to our sessions and create a safe, empathic and accepting environment in which you can explore your feelings.
I am also an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and believe my background in people development and coaching further enhances my counselling practice.
Alongside my Private Practice, I run a learning and development company, so understand the pressures and challenges of the working environment, including leading and managing people.
I am passionate about the outdoors and how nature can have a positive effect on our mental wellbeing. My practice is in the heart of the Chilterns surrounded by countryside, so I can offer outdoor therapy when appropriate. My counselling room is quiet and private with parking and toilet facilities and is located on the ground floor.
As a member of the BACP I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have professional indemnity insurance and I also have regular clinical supervision.
How I work
I work with both short-term interventions and long-term support depending on your requirements. I will work alongside you in a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic way, which will allow you the time and space to explore your feelings and face whatever issues you have to enable you to move forward.
Confidentiality is essential for you to feel safe to share personal thoughts and feelings with me.
I follow BACP guidelines on confidentiality.
We will discuss and agree this when we contract together.
Please feel free to call or email me to set up an initial complementary first session.
We can talk about what you want to get out of counselling and how we can work together. If you decide I am the right counsellor for you, we can then arrange another session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited, University of Warwick)
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision (OCN)
- Advocacy Training (RBWM)
- NLP Practitioner (PPD Learning)
Training courses attended include:
- Nature as Co Therapist (accredited by the BACP/ Keele University)
- Safeguarding (child protection)
- Art Therapy
- Sexual Trauma
- Working with Children & Young Adults
- Short-term therapeutic work
- Body Shame
As well as my private practice work, I have volunteered as a counsellor at No.5 in Reading and No.22 in Maidenhead.
I was also an Advocate for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead; representing under 18's at Child Protection Conferences.
I work with a wide range of clients on a range of issues including:
- Anxiety and Panic
- Bereavement and Loss
- Abuse - Self-harm
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Family and Relationship Difficulties
- Low Self-esteem
- Work-related Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Domestic Abuse
- Divorce or Separation
- Baby Loss and Infertility
- Suicidal Ideation
- Personality Disorders
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
Nature Therapy / Outdoor Therapy / Walk & Talk / Ecotherapy
Each 1 hour counselling session is £50 and I offer some concessions ,with payment typically in cash at the start of each session or via bank transfer.
I do not charge for the initial 30 minute consultation.
If you cannot make a session for any reason, please let me know and I am happy to rearrange. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the following cancellation policy applies:
Less than 48 hours notice - Full fee
Between 48-72 hour notice - Half fee
More than 72 hour notice - no fee
In the rare occurrence I may need to cancel an appointment due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, I will notify you as soon as I possibly can. I will also make you aware of any weeks I am unavailable well in advance (ideally 1 month prior).
Concessions offered for
Nature therapy has many names. As a relatively new therapeutic practice there is still much to be learned, however an increasing field of research is emerging with studies proving the benefits the outdoors can have to our mental wellbeing.
I love the outdoors and have always found being in nature a calming, grounding and therapeutic experience. Therefore, I offer counselling outdoors, if appropriate, to clients who feel they would benefit from this type of therapy.
I have completed a BACP / Keele University accredited course on Nature as Co-therapist to ensure the safe and ethical practice of this type of counselling. I now also train this myself.