BA Hons, Dip Con, MBACP.
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I’m an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist based just a short walk from Watford Town Centre.
I work both face-to-face and online via Zoom with individual adults and teenagers (aged 16+) experiencing many different challenges. These might include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, questions around identity, issues with confidence and self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness or struggles finding meaning and direction, and everything in-between.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist, my therapeutic practice and thinking are informed by a number of widely recognised approaches, including psychodynamic, relational and person-centred approaches. Above all, I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is what makes therapy such an important and effective catalyst for change.
My role is not to provide a diagnosis or to tell you what to do, but to help you to re-connect with your own feelings, experiences, desires and intuition so you are able find your own way forwards.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre, Europe’s leading institute for Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and all my work is guided by their ethical framework. I’m also a member of The Relational School. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate. Like all BACP members, I receive regular supervision with an experienced and qualified supervisor.
I have a longstanding interest in mental health, including how our early development and relationships shape our emotional lives and relationships as adults. Over the years, I have worked in a number of different mental health settings, ranging from local services to user-led and peer-focussed charities. These experiences have given me the opportunity to understand and work with emotional challenges from a highly diverse range of perspectives which continue to inform my work with clients.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
If you think I might be the right therapist for you, the first step is for you to get in touch and have an initial phone call or email conversation in which we will discuss practicalities, including any questions you have about fees, what regular session time slots I have available, and whether you would like online or face-to-face therapy.
If the practicalities line up, we will then arrange to meet for an initial 50 minute consultation session to get to know each other and discuss what has brought you to therapy. I offer this initial consultation session free of charge.
If we both feel this session has gone well, we will then agree a regular time for us to meet weekly. Depending on your needs, we might agree to meet for a short time (6-12 sessions), a longer time (6 months to a year), or without any fixed ending. Each session will last for 50 minutes.