I am a specialist bereavement counsellor with an area of expertise and passion in working with bereaved parents who have lost a baby or a child either through elective termination, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death or the loss of a child, however short or long their lives were. I also work with different losses, bereavement and terminal illness.
I offer specialist bereavement counselling for bereaved parents (and grandparents) to help you work through the grieving process after the loss of your baby or child. I have several years of experience working in this area and am currently also working as a specialist bereavement midwife counsellor at a local hospital. I also offer counselling at a local cancer unit and a children’s hospice.
I also work with the feelings of loss and grief which may result from fertility issues.
I also offer bereavement counselling for the loss of a loved one (spouse, sibling, parent, friend) and for those affected by terminal illness.
My private practice is in Woking.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons in Counselling (University of Greenwich)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Awareness in Bereavement Care – accredited by Ascentis
Certificate in Counselling - NCFE Levels 1, 2 and 3
I have several years of experience working with loss and grief. Besides working as a specialist bereavement midwife counsellor, I have offered counselling with Cruse Bereavement Care and am currently providing counselling at a local cancer unit and a children’s hospice.
Due to my love of learning and my commitment to offer the best possible care, I am committed to regular continuing professional development (CPD) training and workshops.
Continuing Professional Development:
- Bereavement and Loss
- Grief and Complicated Grief
- Growing Around Grief (Lois Tonkin)
- Working with Loss and Grief
- Bereavement Counselling for Sudden Infant death Syndrome (SIDS) and Infant Mortality
- Regular attendance at RCM, SANDS and BLISS national conferences
- Working with Attachment
- Suicide and Dementia
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual session: £50 for 60 minutes
Couples session: £75 for 60 minutes
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) whose Ethical Framework and Code of Practice I adhere to.
I am fully insured and have a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance.