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BA (hons). PG Dip Psych. UKCP Reg. Reg MBACP. ACTO. EFT Int

About me

Counselling and Psychotherapy located centrally in Croxley Green, Rickmansworth and Watford.

Hello, and a very warm welcome. Whatever is troubling you, whatever the stress or anxiety or trauma, let's work together gently and creatively to support your healing and moving forwards. I am an experienced accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner with over 10 years in practice helping and supporting adults. I work either in person from a safe and confidential space in Croxley Green or Rickmansworth or online (via video, voice, IM, email, telephone). As well as my standard qualifications and professional memberships I also have a Certificate in Cyber Therapy and am a professional member of the Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Online (ACTO) for my online work.

As an integrative psychotherapist I practice in a warm and person-centred way working holistically and tailoring my skills to match your needs. I am trained in a number of modalities: psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and transpersonal psychotherapies, and work in a variety of creative ways; as well as the traditional 'talking cure', we can work with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and related energy therapies, mindfulness and meditation, body and breath work, multi-modal CBT, visualisation, drawing and working with your dreams and archetypal material.

Additionally, I am an accredited EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner, and professional member of EFT International. EFT is a wonderfully safe, effective and gentle technique for trauma (PTSD), phobias and addictions, stress, anxiety and panic, depression, beliefs … it benefits most things. In addition, I’m also a Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting practitioner. Utilising EFT and visualisation techniques both these therapies offer a very effective way in processing and clearing deep trauma without having to necessarily relive the actual event and risk retraumatisation. They also help to uncover core unconscious negative beliefs and behavioural patterns and transform them. Matrix Birth Reimprinting helps to gently clear trauma and stress that took place at conception, in utero, birth, and the hours and days after being born (many of our core beliefs and behaviours can be traced back to birth). It is also helpful for infertility issues, loss of a child, miscarriage, abortion, and adoption.

I integrate EFT and Matrix Reimprinting into my psychotherapy practice and also offer them as stand-alone therapies.

As well as EFT and Matrix Reimprinting for trauma I have undergone specific trauma training with PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors); and am able to see clients through the whole spectrum of trauma and dissociative disorders. I am a DID (dissociative identity disorder) friendly therapist.

First and foremost, our work together is centred on building a relationship where you feel safe and more at ease. This is about your story, about weaving together the narrative of your life; it is you who knows your sorrows and joys, your thoughts and feelings. My role is to understand what life is like for you as we work collaboratively to make sense of your experiences, to help you unearth the inner resources and personal qualities you already possess in order to cope better and find new ways of being and relating. Sometimes life’s challenges really do offer unique opportunities for growth.

I very much look forward to working with you.

For further details about me please visit my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work in private practice in person or online.

Some of the areas I specialise in includes stress, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety and panic and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), general trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociation, abuse (sexual, verbal, physical), domestic violence, life transitions such as divorce, parenthood, redundancy and bereavement, and finding meaning and purpose in life.

As a woman and mother myself I also have a special interest in women's psychological health and particularly in the following: a deeply transformative experience of menstruation, peri-menopause and menopause; pregnancy and motherhood - what happens to a woman's identity at this time; and in fertility issues, antenatal or perinatal depression, postnatal depression and illness, birth trauma, and the trauma of losing a baby; whether by miscarriage, still birth, neonatal death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Please find the following details about my training and professional membership.

Membership:

  • UKCP. Registrant.
  • Registered Member of the BACP.
  • Professional Member ACTO.
  • Accredited Member EFT International.

Training:

  • Certificate in Cyber Therapy.
  • Certificate in Emotional Freedom Techniques (Levels 1 & 2).
  • PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Other relevant training:

  • Multimodal CBT
  • Birth Matrix Reimprinting using EFT
  • Matrix Reimprinting using EFT
  • Master Practitioner Energy EFT
    PODS Trauma Training:
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
  • Trauma Dissociation and Recovery
  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing
  • Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Ante Natal Depression
  • Traumatic Birth
  • Post Natal Illness
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Matrix Reimprinting
  • Matrix Birth Reimprinting

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

I charge £50 for a 50 minute in-person or online counselling and psychotherapy appointment and EFT/Matrix Reimprinting session. I also offer low cost spaces which are negotiable and dependent upon your circumstances.

I integrate EFT/Matrix Reimprinting into my practice but also offer them as stand alone therapies.

I am also registered with the following insurance providers - Bupa, AXA PPP, Aviva and Vitality.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly. Therapy can take place for an agreed time period or on an open-ended basis.

Over the period of the Coronavirus period I am able to offer some concessions if you are a key worker, working for the NHS.

When I work

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Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm. Some availability at weekends too.

Further information

Choosing the right therapist is an important part of the process.

If you are interested and think that I can support you then please contact me by phone or email and we can have a preliminary chat (there is no charge for this) to discuss your needs and how we can work together. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. If you feel I am not the right therapist for you - then this absolutely fine.

If we decide to work together I will send you a pre-therapy questionnaire, therapy agreement and GDPR agreement. The pre-therapy questionnaire allows me to get to know a little more about you before our first session and is treated in the strictest confidence. The therapy agreement is a practical guideline for the framework of therapy while the GDPR agreement details how I use and store your personal information.

Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, 148 High Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1BA

Malvern Way, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3QG

Type of session

In person
Online
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Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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