About me

Life can be tough and overwhelming at times and we can get downtrodden and exhausted by it all. Since the pandemic there are so very many more pressures and stresses, whether they be emotional, practical or financial. You may be spending more time with family which causes friction or you may be struggling having to spend so much time on your own. Everyone needs help now and then and it can feel really scary to ask for it, but the alternative is to remain isolated and alone. Speaking to a therapist can be an opportunity to clear your mind, alleviate your anxiety and find a way forward. It gives you the chance to talk about things that have been bottled up which family or friends may find difficult to hear.

I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to give you the confidence to talk about what is worrying you. Reflecting on your experiences can really help you make effective changes so your life feels more manageable and fulfilled. It’s not about opening old wounds, but actually about healing them.

I know money can be a real issue right now and because I believe counselling should be available to everyone I'm happy to offer reduced rates if that would help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in the mental health and community support field for more than sixteen years.

I currently work behind the scenes as a therapist on ITV's This Morning programme and also as a counsellor for the University of Northampton. I have spent twelve years as a bereavement counsellor, supporting people through the loss of loved ones.

For a number of years I was a therapeutic manager for the charity Maytree, a residential sanctuary in North London for people in suicidal crisis. I have a great deal of experience working with people in the depths of their despair and hopelessness.

Over the past sixteen years I have worked extensively as a mediator with both young people and their parents at Herts Young Homeless, in communities, the workplace and for schools at Mediation Herts. I also lead nationwide school talks and workshops in sexual health and peer support with a Harley Street practice.

I hold a BSc in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of London and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic & Humanistic Therapy (BACP Accredited) from the University of Hertfordshire. I have lectured in Counselling Skills at Milton Keynes College.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can offer mediation which can be a very positive way of improving difficult relationships, whether it be couples or parent and young person.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £40 per 50 minute session.

I know the current economic climate is not favourable and so I may be able to offer a reduced fee for low income and unemployed clients. I will do my best to help.

Availability

I will do my best to fit in with your timing requirements and I do work evenings and some Saturdays.

Further information

If you're not sure whether counselling is for you I would be happy to set up a 15 minute, complementary call to see if you think I would be a good fit for you.

Enfield
Middlesex
EN2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme