Is it anxiety or depression that is troubling you, maybe family expectations or issues relating to bereavement? Perhaps its relationship difficulties or events and challenges that are impacting your self-esteem? I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space where you can be free to bring and explore what matters to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Have you ever found, no matter how hard you try, parts of your life remain quite perplexing and hard to come to terms with. Therapy can really help you get in touch with such elusive, often difficult aspects. Through the course of therapy, together we will discuss the patterns of the past and new ways of proceeding in the future.
We live in a very complex and at times lonely world, which has many pressures that can trigger varied psychological issues in us.
My therapeutic approaches are tailored to the individual or couple. The therapy process could involve helping with current distress, despair and struggles and their impacts on daily life or simply getting to know yourself and/or your relationships better.
There are many different experiences and dilemmas that can lead people onto therapy and we will explore your issues in an understanding and professional way.
I am an Accredited CBT Therapist, a Registered Counsellor with NHS experience and with further interests and experience in Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. I work with diagnosed mental health disorders, with feelings of anxiety, depression, with low self-esteem and with difficult relationships in all aspects of our lives. I offer short and long term therapy.
My private practice is in based in both Chelmsford and Braintree
White Lodge Therapy Practice
21 Coggeshall Road
The Chelmsford Wellbeing Centre
3 Railway Street
As an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am bound by their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and I work to both their codes of ethics.
I work in a supportive and open way, making sure your voice is heard and respected. In time you should be able to recognise that you have the potential to understand yourself and your needs, conflicts, anxieties, defences and relationship patterns on a much deeper level, enabling you to explore alternative ways of being and relating, to ultimately bring you a greater personal satisfaction and stability in your life moving forward.
Understandably, finding a CBT Therapist or Counsellor can sometimes be a daunting experience so please be assured of an understanding and compassionate response if you get in touch with me.
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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
£90.00 per session
Each therapy session is for 50 minutes and charged at £90 per session.
For EAP/Insurance Companies requiring reports please contact me for a quotation.
I am able to offer daytime, evenings and weekend appointments and am currently continuing to work virtually via Zoom