Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice:
At present, all sessions will be conducted online to reduce contact and risk of transmission. Thank you for understanding.
During these difficult times with COVID-19 I have noticed an increase in anxiety, relationship difficulties and depression. Some of the usual ways we may have coped before are not possible right now. Small things such as the commute to work or going out/ visiting people are restricted and this in turn has maybe caused us to focus more on our thoughts, feelings and the future.
Please contact me via email or telephone to explore how counselling could help. I offer a free 15 min phone call or alternatively we can set up an initial meeting with no obligation to commit to future sessions. Please note I'm only able to answer telephone calls in which an answerphone message is left.
There are many different reasons why you maybe looking for counselling, you may be struggling with anxiety or depression. You may be having relationship difficulties, loss, trauma, self-esteem issues, identity issues, attachment issues, stress, anger or other difficulties in processing and managing your thoughts and feelings.
I'm particularly interested in working with 'millennials', those in their 20s and 30s. This label has often been used in a negative way in the media, I feel that this generation have specific pressures, stresses and experiences that are unique. This generation is becoming more increasingly aware of mental health problems and the value of talking and exploring these. I am passionate about working with 'millennials' and providing a non judgmental space to explore, gain insight and support.
Often it can be rare in life that we have the space to be able to reflect and process what is going on. I believe it is so important to feel comfortable with your counsellor. I aim to create a relationship with you and provide a space in which you can talk about all aspects of your life without judgment or criticism.
I've been working within Psychology/ Counselling services for over 11 years with a variety of experience with different concerns, issues and ways of working. My main training is within Psychodynamic counselling which aims to look at what maybe going on deep down, under the surface and how our early life experiences shape the way we view ourselves, the world and others in our lives. I aim to draw on these patterns and encourage you to observe and reflect on your own thoughts, emotions and beliefs.
Please note at present I’m only able to offer short term counselling. Sessions will be at the same time each week and last 50 minutes. I'm able to offer flexibility for those who work shifts, please discuss this in the initial meeting.
I feel very strongly that it is the counselling relationship that helps to effect change so I think it is important to see whether you feel comfortable working with me. I encourage clients to have an initial meeting to explore what has brought them to counselling and whether they feel my approach is right for them.
My practice is based in a specifically converted building at my home, this is a separate building from the main house and offers a comfortable and confidential location for clients. I am also able to rent a room just outside of the city centre in Peterborough. Both locations have public transport links. Alternatively, if it is difficult for you to attend sessions physically I am able to offer online counselling using Zoom.
Please feel free to contact me either via telephone, email or via a contact form on my website (all links are above) with any questions or to set up an initial meeting. Please leave me an answerphone message if you wish for me to return your call. I aim to return calls/ reply within 24 hours.
Please explore my website for more information about my practice, links to my blog and socials for regular musings, sharing experiences and insights.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Hons Psychology
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Registered Member of BACP: 374895
Over 11 years working within Psychology/ Counselling services, group work and 1:1 work.
- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SERVICE CBT - Working with Substance Misuse
- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SERVICE CBT - Working with Anger Problems
- DIVISION OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY -Integrative formulation Pre- Qualification Group Workshop
- TAVISTOCK CLINIC - Psychodynamic Understanding of Psychotic Disorders
- TAVISTOCK CLINIC - Psychodynamic Work with Personality Disordered Patients
- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SERVICE CBT -Working with Deliberate Self Harm
- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SERVICE CBT -Introductory CBT Course
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35-individuals per 50 minute session.
£50 -couples per 50 minute session.