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(Ad Dip Psy C, Prof. Dip Psy C)

About me

I am here to offer effective and individualised counselling support.

I am based in Southend-on-Sea Essex. I offer the following services:

  • Face to face counselling at a local therapy centre
  • Mobile therapy where after a risk assessment I will visit you in your property and carry out a therapy session in the comfort of your own home.
  • Online therapy
  • Telephone therapy
  • Walk & Talk therapy

I offer an integrative approach blending relevant theories and models to best suit your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certification in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Cert Hyp CS
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Dip CST
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip Psy C
  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practise Prof.Dip Psy C
  • Institute of Counselling CPD certificate in Crisis Counselling, Grief and bereavement, couples and counselling.
  • Mental Health First Aider MHFA England
  • Understanding Trauma MIND
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health problems and understanding in children and young person mental health
  • Working with the inner child
  • Basic neuro science of addictions
  • Understanding Sex addiction
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Teenagers and Adolescence

I have over 250 hours of counselling hours working with a broad range of issues.  This include private clients and working as part of a larger organisation. I currently volunteer at my local domestic violence refuge giving support to those suffering all forms of domestic violence.

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 for 50 minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Early/late Walk & Talk sessions available depending on preference.

Offer full moon walk & talk sessions (subject to weather) 

Contact me to discuss further

Further information

To get started on your journey please email or phone me. I will then get back in contact with you to set up the first session which includes an initial consultation, this can be over the phone or face to face whatever your preference is. 

Within this initial session I will find out relevant information and what you hope to achieve by coming to therapy. 

If at the end of the first session you wish to continue then we will sort out a regular time and day for your journey to carry on. I will hold regular reviews with you during that time to make sure that we are making progress on your reason to come to counselling. 

If you have any questions about the process please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

I offer a Walk and Talk service as well as a traditional counselling setting. Subject to the issue I will meet you and the counselling session will take place on one of 7 risk assessed routes.  The benefits of Walk and Talk are immense. It gives a totally different feel to counselling and you get to benefit from the feel of nature and air all around you. Sometimes taking the therapy outside the room gives a different perspective and a change to the norm.  I am so passionate about my Walk and Talk service.  It is fresh air, gentle fitness and counselling rolled into one. See photos and video section to see images taken from my routes. For further details please contact me or visit my website where you will find an extensive FAQ section.

Southend-on-Sea, SS1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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For face to face I work from a therapy centre. I will send out the relevant details via email prior to the first session. Local parking nearby, good transport links via Southend Central & Southend Victoria train lines & Southend Central bus station.

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