I provide short or long term therapy, with individuals, couples, and organisations. I have thirty years' experience of working with both personal and work related issues, particularly dealing with somatic distress and anxiety and stress. Many people come for counselling when there is stress in important relationships, and our relational patterns are essential to being healthy and balanced in life. Stress and difficulties, changes and transitions in our own lives or in the lives of important people in our lives can cause sleep, eating or other disruption in your usual coping behaviours. Regaining a sense of balance both physically and emotionally is key to improving your quality of life.
An Integrative practitioner, I am a relational counsellor, working through your present difficulties to develop your insight, self awareness and self efficacy.
An initial session means we can decide whether we can work together and if I am not the right person for you, I will aim to refer you elsewhere. I also offer mediation, debriefing and training.
I believe that spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual fulfilment are equally important and counselling should bring you back into a healthier balance.
- neurobiological change and transformation in individuals,
- community and organisational communications
- understanding control behaviours (eg. addictive patterns) in relation to anxiety.and trauma
I am an accredited clinical supervisor to both qualified and trainee counsellors, individually and in groups.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Accredited as a counsellor and supervisor (both individuals and groups)
- Research Masters Degree - understanding transformation and learning in adults
I have developed training programmes to national training standards for over 25 years and designed and delivered bespoke training for public and private organisational teams.
I designed and delivered group programmes for women affected by domestic abuse and violence, with many clients progressing into independence financially emotionally as well as finding healthier new relationships for themselves.
My private practice over 30 years has allowed me to develop approaches to counselling , responding to client's realities, whether that is working with dreams, narrative, writing or symbols.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I additionally provide organisational or family mediation, and am able to travel in the South East/East Anglia region.
Discounted fees are available for trainees entering into long term therapy contracts during their training.
I have extensive experience of providing critical incident debriefing as required for organisational groups as required.
£40/hour for individuals
£60/hour for couples
negotiable for long term clients and trainees
I am able to offer flexible times to be mutually agreed when contracting for counselling
Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone to discuss any questions you may have. If you do arrange an initial appointment, this does not commit you to any further sessions and this is an initial meeting to explore whether I am the right person for you.
If I do not think we will work well together, I am happy to suggest other practitioners or organisations that may be more helpful.
I am an approved BUPA provider as well as receiving referrals from a range of EAP companies.