Hello. Counselling is sought for many reasons and acknowledging your need to seek help is a major breakthrough. Perhaps this is something I can help with. I follow strict ethical and professional standards and I will respect confidentiality at all times, working supportively with Adults and Young people to address a wide range of emotionally challenging issues.
There may be many reasons why you feel you are struggling to cope. It may be that somehow you managed in the past but are now struggling. Perhaps destructive behaviours are affecting your relationships and are now suffering, or maybe you‘re having other difficulties like coping at work. Troubling concerns can gnaw away and grow into fears which can fuel anxieties.
Your usual strategies no longer seem to work and your sources of help are either unwilling or unable to assist. All these can be explored safely and confidentially. Finding the right person to gain insights into such difficulties can be a daunting task, so to explore these concerns through an initial consultation (at a reduced rate) can often be helpful to make sure you feel comfortable and understand what is involved.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Honours) - History and Philosophy (University of Hertfordshire)
Diploma - Counselling (University of Hertfordshire)
Post Graduate Diploma - Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling (University of Hertfordshire)
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor, Psycho dynamically trained with more than 10 years of clinical experience. I have also worked extensively with Mental Health Charities in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and North London.
I offer counselling for many issues including Anger Management, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, Addiction(s), Relationship Issues, Adolescent Issues, Low Self-Esteem and Lack of Confidence, Separation, Divorce, Eating Disorders, LGBT, Trauma, Stress, Abuse, Bullying, Work Related Issues and others listed below.
As part of my ongoing professional development I have attended many courses and workshops
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
Sessions are normally fifty minutes.
The initial session is at reduced rate of £45.
Further sessions are £50 (evenings £55).
Couples sessions are £65 (weekends £75).
Low income and Students fees can be negotiated depending on circumstances.
Cancellations require at least 24 hours notice. Non attendance without appropriate notice will be
charged at the full rate.
Concessions offered for
I have more than forty years experience in the business world. I have also lived on three continents as a result of which I speak several languages. This has made me appreciate how similar we all are despite holding different views due to differing cultures and traditions. Yet beneath all this diversity lays the common thread of our shared experience about the frailty of our human condition. Given the current pandemic and it's disruptive effects, it is even more so now than has ever been the case before.