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You have recently been struggling to make sense of what is going on for you. You wake up most mornings having feelings of dread for the day ahead. But you move on with your day carrying the heavy load of your worries and feeling confused about your feelings. You might have lost a loved one and find it difficult to come to terms with your loss and, although it might have been a few years back, the pain is still raw. Perhaps you have experienced sudden and radical life changes like divorce, job loss or financial crisis and it has left you experiencing feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and low self-worth and you ask yourself: 'Who am I now?' 'Where do I go from here?' 'Is there a point?'.You want to understand why you are feeling like this because you want to feel better and live your life fully. You have been considering talking to someone about your difficulties. You've heard that 'counselling' works. But where do you start? Taking the first step feels daunting... Would it help if I explained what counselling is and how can I support you through this process?
Through counselling, I can offer you a safe, secure and confidential space where you will be able to talk about your difficulties. By creating a trusting and open relationship we can work together to focus on your concerns, explore what they mean to you and their impact on your life and find more creative ways to manage them more efficiently, because I believe that you own the potential for personal growth and you will be able to unlock it in order to achieve self-fulfilment and wholesome well-being.
I'm qualified in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, mainly using the Person-Centred approach to focus on your internal frame of reference and connecting with your personal experiencing, concerns, feelings and needs. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) are supporting techniques that I use in therapy depending on the presenting issues. I bring into the sessions the knowledge and skills learned and the experience gained from my on-going work as a counsellor.
I work from my own private practice at home. I offer long-term, as well as objective-focussed counselling which might require a shorter amount of sessions. Online and telephone counselling are available alternatives to help you to benefit from therapy.
I work with a wide range of concerns, my specialised areas are bereavement, loss and grief, anxiety, panic attacks and depression, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, relationship issues and dealing with life changes.
If you wish to ask further questions about counselling and my services or arrange an initial session you can email me or call and leave a message on 07882052339.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling.
- BACP Loss, grief and working with end-of-life clients workshop (CPD)
- Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder GAD and Panic Attacks (CPD)
- Suicide Prevention training.
- Safeguarding Adults at Risk - Level 1 Awareness training.
I'm currently working for The Counselling Foundation in St. Albans as a bereavement counsellor helping people to work through their grief and feelings of loss and change. I'm also a counsellor at Herts MIND Network in Watford working with a range of different mental health conditions including anxiety and depression, hoarding behaviours and attachment issues.
I'm a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I'm committed to continuing my personal and professional development. I attend to regular monthly Supervision sessions to keep in line with ethical and professional counselling standards. I carry full liability insurance and an up-to-date DBS.
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
My fees are £45 per 50-minutes counselling session.
I offer free 30 minutes telephone consultation.
- I can also hold counselling sessions for Spanish speakers.
- Day and evening counselling appointments available.