Fig Tree Cottage
28 Blackhorse Lane
01462 458677 / 07713 247139
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I provide organisational mediation, currently in various teams in Essex but 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.
In addition, I offer critical incident debriefing as appropriate to organisational groups as required.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
£40/hour for individuals
£55/hour for couples
negotiable for long term clients and trainees
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer flexible times to be mutually agreed when contracting for counselling
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Integrative supervision to individual counsellors and to groups, supervising psychodynamic, humanistic and IAPT providers.