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dip. couns, Reg MBACP

About me

If this is your first time coming into therapy, welcome. I know it can be daunting, but please remember you’ve made a decision to help yourself and that is a massive step in itself. Living these days can be very difficult on a daily basis, without any other stress, pressure, demand, anxiety, or feelings of being overwhelming coming into the mix. We all need a little help from time to time and I am here to help you unburden yourself of the emotional and mental difficulties you are experiencing. My main focus is on you; your aims, your truth, the real you, you feel you no longer can be and how we can work together to get you back on track.

At our first session

Our first session will be a consultation appointment where we can explore the reasons why you are seeking therapy, and for us to consider if what I can offer is appropriate and then based on that discussion, you will then have a chance to experience how comfortable you feel in working with me to move on with your life.

How counselling can help

Counselling offers a safe & caring space for you to talk without judgment & truly open up with whatever is going on for you, maybe for the first time in your life with an aim for you to find your truth, to resolve the internal conflicts troubling you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually or the life experience that you find difficult to deal with, empowering you to make clear decisions for yourself and to be able to move on with your life with a greater level of contentment and sense of who you are.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified Diploma in Humanistic Therapies - Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2010

The majority of my therapeutic career has been working with individuals suffering from one addiction or another in both a Rehabilitation setting and private practice, underneath these addictions are the struggles and issues that affect many people, clients generally present with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, unhealthy relationships, low self-worth, lack of self-identity, and a vast array of self-defeating & damaging conditions

Areas of experience

  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation

Member organisations

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

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

  • People that are at a crossroads in their lives
  • Dissatisfaction/emptiness in relation to life
  • Sexual identity and sexual confusion
  • Loss and change
  • Alienation and isolation
  • Shame, self-criticism, feelings of inadequacy, and underachievement in life
  • Organisational/Workplace difficulties
  • Cultural identity and displacement
  • People affected by suicide
  • People affected by someone else's addiction/dependency
  • Adults whose parents are/were addicts/alcoholics
  • Addictions (drugs/alcohol, sexual, porn, shopping, addictive relationships..etc..)
  • People involved in 12-Step Recovery Programs

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I very much prefer Face to Face sessions, however, online sessions can be arranged.

  • £50 before 5pm
  • £60 after 5pm

Concessions available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Due to the nature of my work, I am often not instantly available to receive incoming calls, so if you don't get me in person and are wanting to talk with me about how I work, what I can offer, or to make an initial appointment, please leave/send me a clear message with your name, contact details and a good time you can be contacted and I will get back to you as soon as I can or send me an email with the above information.

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

Hockley, Essex, SS5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Groups

Key details

The practice is located on the first floor of a listed building so is not able to provide disabled access, It is possible to discuss your therapy needs should you require disabled access & find somewhere appropriate for you for the session to take place