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BSc (Hons.) PGDip, DIP Couns, BACP (Accred.), MNCS (Accred.) MFDAP

About me

I work with people as individuals. I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD, assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, as well as including but not limited to, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues. EMDR is recommended for the treatment of PTSD in national and international guidelines including NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and WHO (World Health Organisation). I am also trained in EMDR Feeling State Addiction Protocol, which works by targeting the positive association created between feeling and addiction/ behaviour.

I work with a range of issues (including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, relationships, addictions, family concerns, workplace issues, stress) please see below for all areas. Sometimes people may struggle to understand why they feel the way they do, and counselling can help to ascertain what is happening, and why, enabling you to move towards a healthier mindset and general wellbeing. Others may have very clear ideas about the cause of, or presenting problem they wish to seek some help and guidance for. I will work with you in a completely non-judgemental and empathic way to help you achieve your goal/s.

The sessions are provided in a safe and confidential environment whereby you can feel at ease to talk freely. As a therapist I will not tell you what to do, but will help guide you towards self discovery. We will work together.

I am a registered provider with multiple insurance companies, please enquire to check.

I provide clinical supervision- please enquire with your requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in the field of mental health and associated areas for 18 years and within the field of Addictions for 9 years. My work experience includes working in private psychiatric hospitals, prisons, Police, National Probation Service, rehabs, Community and within the Office of Director for Public Prosecutions (Sydney, Australia). I work with individuals, couples, families and within group settings. I offer consultations for assistance with rehab options, both nationally and internationally, and can provide an end to end service to facilitate seeking the most beneficial treatment according to individual wants and needs, followed by through care support, if desired.

I also do some work for The Priory Group, UK as well as providing therapy and consultation to private clinics both nationally and internationally.

My qualifications include:

  • BSc (Hons.) Psychology and Sociology
  • Post Graduate Diploma Psychology
  • Skills in Counselling
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Practitioner Diploma in CBT
  • EMDR Level 1,2, 3, 4 (undergoing Accreditation)
  • EMDR G-TEP and R-TEP (Group/Individual work)
  • EMDR Feeling State Protocol specifically used for a range of addictions
  • EMDR Workshops ongoing for a variety of specific areas, e.g. Military, Dissociation, eating Disorders etc


I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland,a member of Trauma Aid UK, and a member of Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP).

I abide by the BACP code of ethics and as such continue to develop my skills, knowledge and practice by continuing professional development in the form of seminars, workshops, training and clinical supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If there is an area you feel you need some help and support with, and it is not listed please do not hesitate to contact me to see if I can help, if I can not, I will endeavour to assist you with finding someone who can.

Fees

Additional information

Discount for armed forces/ NHS

Length of session according to want and need - to be agreed following consultation.

I am a registered provider with multiple insurance companies, please enquire to check.

When I work

Various

Further information

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email. I understand and appreciate that finding the right therapist can be overwhelming and daunting when taking the first step to make contact.

Chelmsford, CM1

Braintree / London, CM77

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme