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About me

Counselling provides an a opportunity to talk to a professional in confidence in a non-judgemental space. At some point in our lives most of us will experience challenges and difficulties, sometimes our usual coping strategies are not enough and we need help. Sometimes a significant life event, a bereavement, divorce, loss of job or a cumulative build up of life stresses means we just can’t cope. Maybe you lack confidence and self-esteem? do you suffer with anxiety and panic? may be you are struggling in your relationships, feeling low or just feel a bit “stuck”? talking to a professional can help. Sometimes we just can’t pin point what is wrong. I believe a strong and trusting relationship between the therapist and client is key to healing. Counselling can can develop an insight into understanding our problems, help to process painful past experiences, understand limiting beliefs, habitual ways of thinking and gain a self-awareness of how we are in our relationships with ourself and others.

Please call or email me to discuss your needs. All consultations are confidential and non-judgemental. I will suggest an initial assessment and then if you feel comfortable with me we can arrange a weekly session going forward. If I feel I am not the best person to help you I can refer/signpost you to someone more suitable.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Mindfulness CBT
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy

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 (NCS)

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.

BACP

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.

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.

National Counselling Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

When I work

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Chiltern House Business Centre, 45 Station Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1AT

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Zoom