Choosing a counsellor is a big decision. Please feel free to call me for a chat to see if you feel we can work together.
Do you want to improve your life and make positive changes? I help my clients with a range of issues, including coping with anxiety, relationship issues and learning how to reduce stress.
I offer a peaceful space in which we can work together to discover how your past may be impacting on your present, and how you can choose to change the way you live your life in future.
You can explore your inner-most feelings in a confidential environment, at your own pace.
I offer both long and short term face to face work. I work during the day, between 08.00 and 5.00 with adult clients of all ages. Evening appointments are available on request.
Counselling is not about giving advice but about enabling you to see how you can change your life by changing your behaviour. You can't change others, you can only change yourself. Together we can work towards increased self-awareness and enable you to move forward with your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
I trained at Chelmsford Counselling Foundation and am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with over 19 years experience and I adhere to their code of ethics.
I have worked both privately and within the NHS, having been a counsellor in GP surgeries for 5 years.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
£40 per hourly session for individuals, paid either by cash on the day or bank transfer in advance.
£50 for couples.
Weekdays between 8.00 and 5.00
Plenty of parking available and flexible hours but please note that my room is upstairs and therefore not suitable for people with limited mobility.