About me

I am a very experienced Bereavement Counsellor.

In the past I also specialised in Anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), Depression, Stress,  and Low self-esteem. In early 2020 I focussed solely on Bereavement. 

I am an easy to talk to, an empathetic, friendly, non-judgemental counsellor in a warm and secure environment?

I have more than 12 years experience of Bereavement Counselling. At one time I was head of Cruse for West Berkshire.

Nowadays I provide my services by video or phone and have clients across the country.  I use Google Meet, Zoom or Skype - or am quite happy to work by phone if you do not like the latest technology.

I am a qualified Integrative counsellor with a wealth of experience of the major counselling subjects.

If you are a former client, then I am always willing to talk to you - even if it is not bereavement.

Getting started

We would normally start with a phone call for a brief discussion of your needs. If we could see benefit in working together we would start our sessions quickly and progress from there.

Call me now and see if I can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling qualifications:

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care (8 years)
  • CPCAB - Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
  • Westminster Pastoral Foundation - Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Ascentis - Supervision Level 3
  • Ascentis - Pet Bereavement

Each year I attend a number of training days to continue my personal development and to stay abreast of the latest thinking in Counselling.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief

Loss

Pet Bereavement

Photos & videos

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per session

I accept Bank Transfer, Credit Cards via Paypal.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am generally available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Please phone or email to arrange an appointment.

Further information

Since early 2020 I am solely a bereavement counsellor.

Bereavement Counselling

Everyone experiences bereavement to someone close at sometime in their life. I have been a bereavement counsellor for more than 12 years. Whether it is parent, spouse or partner or offspring it can be upsetting. I don't say I have seen it all, because I haven't but I have a lot of experience to help you.

Pet Bereavement

As an animal lover I am fully aware of how much our cat, dog or small or large animal can mean to us. The bond we form with our pet can be very strong. The loss we feel when they are gone can be devastating, especially if we are on our own.

Pangbourne Medical Centre
Whitchurch Road
Pangbourne
Reading
Berkshire
RG8 7DP

Pangbourne
Reading
Berkshire
RG8

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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