I provide a professional, confidential service and I specialise in working with people who experience a wide range of psychological distress including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties,family issues and help for people who feel stuck or are just feeling sad and want to move on with their lives.
In addition, I have a detailed knowledge of working with those who have been bereaved, and with individuals who suffer from low self esteem and low self worth. I also work with couples who want to improve their relationship. I have extensive knowledge and experience of various addictions.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and life coach registered with the National Counselling Society. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. I have undergone extensive, supervised training in an NHS Psychological Therapies service for a number of years. I have a lifelong interest in Psychotherapy and Counselling in addition to a long and parallel career in adult social care. I am a Governor with the East London NHS Foundation Trust who provide mental health services across London,Luton and Bedfordshire.
I work in a rural setting which is very easily accessible from all local towns and is an ideal place for therapy. However should you wish to undertake telephone counselling or counselling via SKYPE I can also provide this service.
Please contact me for details.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Sociology and Social policy
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Management Studies
Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
Qualified Life Coach (CBT)
Member of the Personal Construct Psychology Association (PCPA)
Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a lot of experience working with people who have various addictions. This includes drugs, alcohol and gambling If you think this might go some way towards describing the difficulties you are facing please do contact me if you seriously want to stop.
I charge £50 per session
If you block book five sessions in advance I offer an initial discount of £25.00 for those five sessions. Thereafter the charge is £50 per session
My Psychotherapy training was in constructivist psychology which is based on the work of George Kelly. Kelly felt that no one need feel “painted into a corner” and it was the job of the therapist to help the client to build bridges and become “unstuck”. In addition he thought that the client knew more about their own difficulties than anyone else and it was the task of therapy to help facilitate and support the client to create a more fruitful life for themselves.
For many reasons our lives can lead us into suffering through no fault of our own. However, we can often make things worse by the way we see and interpret our situation but, just as we construct our worlds we can de-construct them by seeing things differently.
Kelly created a language which enables us to explain our life in a positive and constructive way and it will be my task to share these ideas, thoughts and techniques with you to help you to build a better world for yourself and others.
Should you decide you would want to work with me, following the first session I would agree to see you for five 50 minute sessions. On the 5th session we would review the progress to date to see if further sessions would be of value and to plan the future direction of therapy.
- Also registered with Life Coach Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I do try to be as flexible as possible and I am available in the day time and some evenings, however I do not work weekends. Please contact me for details.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified supervisor with substantial experience of supervision across a number of different settings.