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. I can also help if you feel anxious or traumatised by the present pandemic.
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 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 and other 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, at present, I am unable to offer face to face counselling due to the pandemic, so should you wish to undertake telephone counselling or counselling via SKYPE, Zoom or other providers I can also offer this service and I find it works very well.
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
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
I am also a fully qualified life coach, so if you're experiencing problems at work, or in your relationships or are seeking a new direction I can help. If you're not sure if you need life coaching or therapy please do talk to me.
I take a practical, psychological approach to life coaching that works and can really help if you feel your life might need some fine tuning.
I charge £50 per session and I am currently offering reduced fees to NHS staff. Please contact me for further information. I also offer further concessions please see below
If you block book five sessions in advance I offer an initial discount of £25.00 for those five sessions making the overall fee £225 instead of £250. Thereafter the charge is £50 per session
Concessions offered for
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.
In addition, I also draw down on a number of other therapies and approaches (CBT, Psychodynamic and Existential) depending upon what might be the most relevant and useful to the person seeking therapy.
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.