Is this a time you are considering what’s ahead? Are you curious about how to make the changes you want? Do you have some anxiety or depression?
Do you need a space to be heard? If you are in a relationship do you need to hear each other in a place that is neutral? Maybe this is a time to think what makes you upset, feel unheard or to find out why it’s difficult for others to hear you?
Counselling can be a useful place to find out what is bothering us. I have extensive experience of working with individuals and those in relationships (having been a Relate Therapist for 10 years). I work with individuals, families, and couples. I have worked with clients from the NHS via IAPT contracts for 5 years.
Having been a CEO for over 15 years I am aware of the challenges of stress and trained in the management of conflict and stress advising. Having trained as a Qualified Mediator (FMCA), I am mindful of the impact of relationship breakdown, divorce and separation, affairs and betrayals and general family issues.
If relationships are a challenge, maybe we can become curious why it’s hard to make a joint decision. Are you struggling with intimacy or self-care? Are we difficult people… like our partner says, or is it difficult to hold down a relationship? I am trained in CBT, qualified & experienced in couple counselling, psychosexual therapy.
I have a passion to see our lives bring about change and find new ways of embracing life. I regularly use Mindfulness and meditation as a part of client work and utilise the importance of acceptance and commitment therapy.
I live approximately 3 minutes’ walk from Goodmayes Station, which is on the Stratford/Liverpool street TFL line, there is one bus (EL3) from Barking Station, or on a bus route from Gants Hill Station on the central line (150 & 128).
I am on the Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority, Accredited with COSRT and ACC.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Couple Relate Counsellor (2008)
- Mindfulness and Mindfulness Train the Trainer (2008-2015)
- Psychosexual Therapy Level 6 (2014-16)
- Family therapy training (2010-13)
- Short term brief therapy (2003)
- Stress advisor ISMA (2011)
- Diploma in CBT (2014)
- Certificate in CBT (2013)
- BA (Hons) 2003
- Anna Freud training with teen parents (2008)
- CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management (2005)
- Cert & Master practitioner NLP (2004)
- Sexual abuse training (1992)
- Child Counselling Certificate with Margot Sunderland (2012)
- Certificate in Counselling (2004),
- Initial training in Counselling (1986)
- Diploma in Counselling psychodynamic training (2009)
- Supervision Studies (2003)
- CBCAP level 6 Supervision (2017)
- Foundation for Infant Loss (2018)
Having qualified & practised as a Relate counsellor I am used to offering relationship and couple counselling. I have also trained as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic programming and trained to certificate level in Solution Focused Therapy and also in CBT.
I have worked in both the voluntary and statutory sector. I also am a supervisor and trainer for Youth and Community Students and Parenting trainer for couples who are going through the courts and separating.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Fees are £50 for individuals and couples.
If on a low income, some lower-cost sessions available during the day (9.30-5pm)
Families: on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available daytime: Mon, Wed, Thurs and Friday. Evening appointments are Monday-Thursday. No weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I trained as a supervisor with the University of Canterbury in 2003, updating my qualification with CPCAB level 6 in 2017.