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About me

I offer counselling for most issues and personal development work. I have had a private practice since 2005 and in Buntingford since 2008 when I moved from London. I work mainly with individuals and couples and also from time to time run groups on various themes including personal development.

Although my main training is in person centred counselling, my therapeutic approach is an integration of all my training, CPD and personal experience I have engaged in over many years. This has led me to developing my personal way of working.

More recently I have taken a particular interest in relational therapy and the unconscious dynamics of human relationships and this now considerably informs my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I first became seriously interested in psychology around 1990 and since then, in addition to my main counselling training, have over the years engaged in a varied and substantial amount of individual and group work. This includes 3 years in an eating disorder group, 3 years in a psychodrama group and 5 years in an analytical group. I worked for 7 years as counsellor and group facilitator for 7 years for Barnet Carers. I have engaged in over 7 years of my own personal counselling and therapy and am regularly involved in various CPD activities including ongoing groups and peer work.

I received my Degree in Person Centred Counselling in 2005 from Middlesex University and my BACP Accreditation in 2010 and work to the ethics and standards of the BACP Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal development

Fees

Additional information

Please contact me for details of current fees.

When I work

Weekdays. Please contact me for current availability.

Further information

Where to find me:

My practice is located near the centre of Buntingford, which is centrally located between Stevenage, Baldock, Royston, Bishops Stortford and Ware. There is parking available nearby.

If you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone, text or email.


Issues:

Some of the issues I work with are listed above. These are just examples. If you are not sure if I can offer the help you need, please get in touch so we can talk about it.

Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9

Type of session

In person
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups