** Therapy during Covid 19
In addition to my usual information below, I have adapted my practise to provide video and telephone sessions to existing and new clients and supervisees in addition to face to face appointments as appropriate. I have training in this area and am comfortable with the process. If you would like to enquire more about how this might work for you, feel welcome to contact me through this site.
Sessions are held in much the same way, on a prescheduled day and time for the therapeutic hour of 50 minutes or as appropriate for children. **
Welcome to my Counselling Directory profile. I am a BACP senior accredited integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.
I have a strong belief in the importance of a humanistic base and working with an integrative approach, which provides a theoretical foundation for me to work with you using a combination of therapeutic techniques best suited to individual requirements and the issues that you would like to work through. I work confidently and in an empathic, gentle yet focused manner in both long and short term frameworks.
I have worked in mental health for over 20 years, qualifying as an integrative counsellor in 2004, and am experienced in working with children, adolescents, young people, adults and the elderly for a wide range and depth of issues, for example anxiety and depression, panic attacks, school, exam and work related stress, family, relationship or employment issues, addiction, physical and mental health conditions, bereavement, transition and loss, spirituality, and working with people through life stages or events to support the development of Self and meaning.
I understand that finding the right person and deciding to meet a new counsellor or therapist to begin a piece of self development work is an investment on many levels. If it helps, I am happy to arrange to talk on the telephone or through email to answer any questions you might have. We can then arrange for an initial assessment session.
I work within the BACP and UKCP ethical frameworks from a professional office in Hemel Hempstead with good parking facilities.
If you feel drawn to working with me, please feel welcome to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Adv. Dip. integrative Therapeutic Counselling 2000-2004 CPCAB
BACP accreditation 2009
Level 6 Diploma Integrative Clinical Supervision 2012-2013 (CPPD, Hornsey)
Certificate in Teaching individuals in Mindfulness 2014 (Bangor University)
Diploma in CBT 2015 (CPCAB Level 5)
BACP Supervisor and Senior accreditation 2016
MBCT Teacher Training in Mindfulness 2016 (Bangor University)
Young People’s online counselling training with Kooth 2019
DBT with Adolescents, APT, 2020
MA (Merit) in Transpersonal, Integrative Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy, CCPE, University of Northampton, incorporating Diploma in Sand Play Therapy with John Daly, January 2018-May 2021
2008-2020 Counselling and Bereavement Services Clinical Lead, Hospice of St Francis
Sept 2020-July 2021 CAMHS, East London NHS Foundation Trust
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£60 per 50 minute session for clients and supervisees, £85 per family session. Please do contact me if cost is a concern as concessions are available on an individual basis
I support three pro bona clients at any one time as believe strongly in the equity of access to counselling and psychotherapy regardless of background or circumstances. There is a waiting list for this service however please feel welcome to contact me if this may be of support.
I have limited availability. If you are particularly drawn to or have a personal recommendation to work with me, feel welcome to make contact.