I am registered as a Senior Accredited Practitioner with the BACP, and as a Psychotherapist with the UKCP. I am also a trained counselling and therapy Supervisor.
With over 40 years' professional experience, I know that someone who's unhappy or troubled can receive great comfort when given understanding and emotional support.
If you feel confused, anxious, distressed or despairing, it can really help to find a secure space where feelings can be expressed, problems shared and difficulties explored. You need to have confidence in the therapist's reliability and character, and to have certainty that you will not be judged, patronised or pressurised in any way.
Much of my work is in general counselling and psychotherapy with a wide variety of issues, and with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I also have particular experience in the support of young adults.
My Consulting Room is situated in a residential area in the north-western part of St. Albans, and is readily accessible by bus and by car. There is ample space for parking, and there are toilet facilities.
You can find out more by visiting my practice website (www.hertfordshire.counselling.co.uk). Please also feel free to have an exploratory chat on the phone (07947 725425).
Training, qualifications & experience
Initial Degree at Bristol University (BA Hons); further degree at Leeds University (MA Dist); PGCE at London University Institute of Education; Counselling Training with the University of Herts; Psychotherapy Training at The Westminster Pastoral Foundation; and CBT Training with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. Supervisor training with Cascade. I am a Senior Accredited Practitioner in the BACP, and am registered with the UKCP.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Although I work with a wide range of issues and disturbances, I have particular experience in working with young adults.
My usual fee is £50 per session.