About me

"Its ok not to be ok..." We are living in unprecedented times, we all will feel anxious, depressed and unsettled at times. It can be difficult to understand what is going on and what you can do about it. I can offer a safe, non judgmental space to explore together and find a way forward.

Loss, we are all experiencing some kind of loss at the moment, it could a be loss of income, loss of connection with friends and family, bereavement, etc, but in these unprecedented times, it is a real time of loss.

I offer a safe place, where you can talk and explore and I will listen. I offer a 12 session contract initially, 

I use all my experience and knowledge in how I work, I strive to be curious and helpful and I keep this as simple as possible.

Please contact me my email or phone, if I cant answer straight away please leave me a message and I will endeavour to reply within 2 working days, so we can arrange an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Certificate of Higher Education - Counselling and Counselling Skills (Birkbeck)
  • Certificate of Higher Education - Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics (Birkbeck)
  • Degree-  Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Birkbeck)

Volunteering Experience

  • 4 years volunteering at the City and East London Bereavement Service
  • 1 year volunteering at the Claremont Medical Centre in Surbiton offering CBT Counselling

Member organisations

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £50.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available weekdays and evenings, with limited availability at weekends.

Further information

I have a particular interest and experience of being a parent and seeing discrimination unconscious and conscious in various settings. If you are struggling, but feel there is no one you can talk to, please get in touch, I am here to listen and help.

As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I am regulated and adhere to a strict code of ethics. The ethical guidelines and practices of the BACP to which I am bound can be viewed via their website www.bacp.co.uk

I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate and I am fully insured.

I am committed to equal opportunities and welcome everyone irrespective of race, gender, class, culture, marital status, physical ability, religion or sexual orientation.

I can also cater for clients with disabilities, please inform me of your needs in advance.

St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1

St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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.

I work from a couple of locations, 1 of which is in St. Albans with free parking.

Online platforms

Zoom