I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, working with adults in Amersham. I offer weekly sessions for both short and open ended periods in a warm, comfortable and confidential environment.
How can counselling help?
I believe that by talking in a safe, empathetic, quiet and non-judgemental space, we can make effective changes in our lives and enhance our well-being, so that life feels less difficult and better understood.
There are times when we all experience emotional and psychological difficulty. We can feel overwhelmed and sometimes life can feel unmanageable, we all feel the need to 'off load'.
I believe that we all have the capacity to change and the opportunity to manage and explore unresolved issues and conflicts with counselling can reduce anxiety and difficulties, leading to experiencing a more fulfilled life.
I work from a 'psychodynamic' perspective which recognises that current difficulties can be linked to earlier life experiences. It is the understanding of the origins of these difficulties that can be helpful as they impact on us in the present.
If you feel that you would like to explore the possibility of counselling or psychotherapy with me, then please telephone or email me and I will contact you to arrange a consultation. An initial consultation takes about 50 minutes and is an opportunity for us to talk together about what might be helpful to you. Ongoing sessions are weekly and are also for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my professional training at WPF Therapy in London, I continue to practice there.
Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF)
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (WPF)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies (Roehampton University)
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) from WPF
I am a member of UKCP BACP and FPC (WPF) and abide by their codes of ethics, professional conduct and practice. I have full professional indemnity.
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation £70
Weekly sessions of 50 minutes £70
I am able to take on clients with low incomes at a reduced rate, please contact me for further details.
Free car parking available.