I am a fully qualified Accredited BACP Counsellor and CBT Therapist.
I am able to work with individuals face to face or via Zoom to explore issues that might be troubling you. If you are feeling that life is very stressful and demanding, or feel that you are struggling, Counselling / CBT Therapy can be very helpful.
I will work with you in a way that suits you and your needs which we can discuss. I am able to work with you using a number of different Therapeutic Approaches including: Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solutions Focused Counselling. I also find completing an emotional needs audit very helpful.
Person Centred Counselling focuses on you and is non-directive in approach and creates a space where we can together explore issues. However CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is a highly effective treatment for Anxiety / Depression and a range of other conditions. It is the Gold Standard used within the NHS and recovery rates are high especially for Anxiety Disorders ( Health Anxiety, Panic, Social Anxiety, General Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Phobias / Fear) Depression, OCD, PTSD and Trauma.
This approach looks at your Thinking Patterns, which in turn affects how you Feel and also how you Behave. We can get to the root of the problem and identify your core beliefs which you might be consciously aware of or you might not.
If you need to change how you feel, or how you are behaving, reduce stress around a situation or anxiety, this is a most effective treatment.
You will learn techniques that will help you to cope with stressful situations or reduce your levels of anxiety together with a whole range of other feelings. Working in this way will not only help you now, but will help you adjust your thinking for the rest of your life.
One of the goals of CBT is that you will be able to continue the work by yourself long after you have completed your sessions. You will learn how to become your own therapist.
I find a combination of both Person Centred and CBT works well. However every person is unique which is why we can discuss what might be appropriate for you.
How we relate to each other is another crucial factor and it is important that you feel able to trust your therapist, and speak freely.
I am also trained to work with relationship difficulties, work related stress and sleep disturbances. My work is strictly confidential and I am non-judgmental in my approach, which means whatever is affecting you, my main concern is to understand what is going on for you, and how this makes you feel so that we can make lasting changes.
For a full list of issues that I am able to support please see below.
As well as working privately, I have worked for Cruse Bereavement Care, based in High Wycombe for many years which has helped me develop specialist knowledge of bereavement issues, grief and loss. I also work for a Charity called: No 22 based in Maidenhead providing Counselling / CBT across a broad range of issues.
Building trust is one of the most crucial aspects of counselling. It is really important that you feel comfortable, safe and able to discuss any issues. To help you with this I offer an initial consultation to discuss how counselling / CBT works.
It is a chance for you to ask questions, and for us to look at what support might best meet your needs.
I offer both short term and longer term sessions, and we can agree what is appropriate for you.
My Home Private Practice is based in Marlow, it is easy to find and I have plenty of space to park.
I also have a private dedicated Counselling Practice Office which is separate to the house with its own Private Front Door and Heating. It is a room that is light, comfortably decorated and confidential.
Please feel free to contact me on 07879 494416 if you would like to book an initial consultation. Currently I am working with clients in person or via Zoom / Teams.
Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can, normally the same day. I do have a few daytime and evening appointments available and I do try to see clients as soon as possible.
I know its daunting taking the first step, but I am passionate about helping people with emotional stress and issues.
I am ethical in my approach to work and constantly training to ensure that I have the most up-to-date skills and knowledge.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Science Degree (MSc) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Distinction
- BABCP membership
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency Exam taken in London
- Registered Accredited Member: British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
- Honours Degree from The University of Wales
- Level 7 Master of Science Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Distinction.
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Person-Centred Approach
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling
- Certificate in Couples Therapy
- Additional specialist training in Loss and Bereavement with CRUSE Bereavement Care (5 years experience)
- Solutions Focused therapy
I am able to work with clients in a number of different modalities these include Person Centred Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) & Solutions Focused Counselling.
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
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
Anxiety, Depression, Anger management, low self esteem, phobias, stress, sleep disturbances, grief work, bereavement, loss of job, loss of home, addiction, self harming, agoraphobia, tension, relationship issues.
Concessions offered for
Appointments are available Monday - Friday between 9:15am and 6pm
Evenings from 7:30pm -9:00pm
Initial consultation for you to give a brief overview and ask questions and to make sure you feel comfortable before we begin working together. This will allow you to make an informed choice before deciding to go ahead. My Private Home Practice provides a confidential space for us to discuss any issues.
Sessions: 50 mins to 90 mins : From £55 session
Concessions are available for students or for those on a low income or key workers.
I do have some day time and evening appointments available.
I have a very welcoming dedicated counselling office with its own front door / entrance. It is newly decorated, quiet and a very confidential space for us to work together in. My Private Practice is attached to my property but also separate which is ideal.
9:15 am - 6:30 pm Monday to Friday 6:30pm - 9:30 pm most evenings. Contact me for a 20 minute consultation to discuss how counselling works and to ask any questions that you may have.
I offer sessions face to face or via videoconferencing either Zoom, Teams, Facetime or WhatsApp.