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I have a particular interest in Inner-child work which is a process of compassionate reflection to trace back significant events that happened in life that might have had a traumatising impact. Trauma is an overwhelming feeling you don't know what to do with which disconnects you from yourself because it's too painful (and it does not have to be a major issue that happened!) The aim of therapy is to reconnect with your authentic self (your intuition, that inner knowing) to find your own mind and your own way in life to make decisions which are right for you.
Low self-esteem, depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, problems within relationships, people pleasing, choosing the wrong partners, addictions, avoidance of confrontation or anger problems, are symptoms of early trauma. If this resonates with you, please do contact me. I am welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional.
I am an experienced therapist with over 20 years experience working within the NHS, Employee Assistance Programmes and in Private Practice and work with most issues such as:
Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, bereavement and loss, miscarriages and infant loss, redundancy, career changes, toxic relationships (narcissistic partners/gaslighting) divorce, domestic abuse, sexual exploitation/abuse, people who are victims of crime, low self-esteem, self-harm, bullying, sexuality, cultural and identity issues, relationship and social aspects of Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism, personal and professional development, anger management, assertiveness skills, confidence building and philosophical questioning ...
Sessions last 50 minutes and can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or ad hoc according to your individual needs which we discuss at the start of therapy.
Confidentiality. All that is discussed in sessions remain confidential. In the event that you tell me that you or someone else is at risk, we will discuss how best to keep you safe in line with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Code of Ethics. We will discuss this on our first appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from University of Hertfordshire. I hold a Certificate of Competence in Counselling for Depression (CfD). I have extensive training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have had specific training to offer support to those who have suffered miscarriages or the loss of an infant from The Foundation of Infant Loss. I have a commitment to my continuous professional development and regularly attend seminars and conferences to expand my knowledge and remain relevant in my profession.
Accreditation & Registration
I am accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. (www.bacp.co.uk)
I working with adults and young people (have been a secondary school counsellor for four years) I hold personal liability insurance and have Enhanced DBS Clearance.
WHAT TO DO NEXT: You may email me or text me to request a 15-20 min telephone/video call which is FREE, to check anything out or to request an appointment.
50-minute therapy sessions: £60 (via Zoom video Call or Telephone)
Payment. Via bank transfer prior to or at the end of the session.
Cancellations: Cancellations with less than 48 hours' notice will incur the full charge if they cannot be rescheduled within the week.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Mobile: 0791 937 1663
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fee is £60 per 50-minute session. I do have a few spaces on a first-come basis which I offer at a concessionary price depending on individual financial circumstances. These are between 10-12 am Monday-Thursday.
Please ask me.
When I work
Day time and evenings