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MBACP, MNCS (Accred) Counsellor, The Counselling Practice

About me

Are you struggling with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, low self-esteem or trauma? Or maybe you are having relationship issues and finding it hard to communicate with your partner or get past something that has happened in your relationship? 

I work with people who are struggling with anxiety, intrusive thought, self-destructive behaviours, low self-esteem and trauma, as well as people struggling with realtionship issues. Through counselling I can help you make sense of what is going on for you, work through the issues you are experiencing, make long lasting changes, build stronger relationships, find new ways of coping and start moving forward with your life.

I have over 5 years experience in helping people overcome the difficulties and issues they are facing, to become stronger in themselves and improve their mental health. I have worked in  counselling agencies where I have supported people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addictions, eating disorders, PTSD and trauma. I have also supported teenagers in secondary schools with anger issues, self-harm, friendship problems, bullying, low motivation and anxiety.

I have now set up my own private practice where I see client's and also manage a team of counsellors. We are a diverse team of therapists who can offer different approaches, skills and availability, depending on your needs. 

It can be difficult seeking support and looking for a counsellor can feel daunting. You may not know if counselling is right for you or what to expect. Book a free telephone intro call with me and we can discuss if counselling is the right route for you and I can answer any questions you may have. I will go through how counselling works and what to expect in your first session to help put your mind at ease.

You may have had counselling before and just want to discuss how it could help now. That's absolutely fine!

Just email me or call to book an intro session. 

We currently have daytime, evening and weekend, face to face and online counselling appointments available. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 Counselling Skills

Level 3 Counselling Studies

Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

EMDR Levels 1,2 & 3 - working with anxiety, phobias, single traumatic events, prolonged trauma and pain. 

Working with self-harm and suicidal thoughts

Working with people who have experienced infant or baby loss

Anxiety and Anxiety disorders

Pregnancy related issues and anxiety

Depression in adults and young people

Bereavement & loss - cultural differences with Bereavement charity Cruse. 

Working with adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, friendship issues, bereavement, peer sexual assault, parental separation, moving schools, exam stress, self-harm and feeling sad. 

Registered member of The BACP and Accredited with The NCS.  

Fully insured and DBS checked 

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Infant and baby loss 

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From £60.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

One to one counselling - £60

Couples/family Counselling- £70

I also offer a reduced rate for people who are struggling financially

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments available in person and online. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. 

Further information

If you would like more information about my group counselling practice and my team, please see our group practice website: 

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1

4A Canberra House, London Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1LE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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