I'm a member of the BACP with over 10 years experience in various settings including substance misuse, and for mental health within the NHS. I'm a qualified Counsellor with a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling, alongside being certified in Counselling for Depression. I am committed to continuing my professional development, my training taking many routes, such as creative therapy tools, working with grief and trauma.
Whether you're seeking support in exploring specific life experiences or you need a space to understand yourself and any difficulties affecting you, I work within a range of therapeutic approaches to ensure a tailored experience focused on each individual's needs. I understand the courage it can take to reach out and access support. I intend to provide you with a warm, safe and comfortable environment where we can explore your reasons for entering into therapy. I will listen to you carefully and non-judgementally. Together we can engage in identifying your inner skills, allowing you to build on your emotional wellbeing and work towards a place where you feel you have processed your experience and more able to move forward with your life.
As an ethical practitioner, I adhere to BACP ethical guidelines which include attending regular clinical supervision.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE* Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 for the health and safety of everyone, sessions are temporarily via video chat or telephone. For video you're not be required to download software, I can offer a secure, private appointment email link via Doxy. If you're more familiar with Zoom or FaceTime, these are both welcome too. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Wishing everyone good health and mental wellbeing.
My office is in a quiet road in Upminster, Essex. I provide a mixture of appointment times from Monday - Thursday, dependant on availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP
- Counselling for Depression Certificate, CFD Counsellor
- CPCAB - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB - Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB - Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
As a continued commitment to my professional development I attend workshops and training including:
- Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death & Surviving
- The Trauma Counsellors Toolbox
- Child Protection Training
- Adult Safeguarding
- Overdose Prevention & Management
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
The Standard Individual Session Fee is £50 and is for 50 minutes weekly.
An Initial Assessment deposit is requested to reserve your first appointment.
The Standard Individual Session Fee is negotiable, and we offer a sliding scale depending on your income and circumstances.
The lowest Individual Session Fee is £35. We operate this on an honours system. This can be discussed during the initial consultation.
I work Monday through Thursday and offer mainly daytime appointments, with the possibility of an evening on request if available at the time.
Driveway parking available.
Video or phone sessions only at the moment.
Mainly Daytime Appointments. Several Evening Appointments, subject to availability.
If you would like to discuss booking a session with me, or ask any questions, please feel free to contact me via phone or email.