Sometimes life puts hurdles in our way just when we think life is going smoothly. It may be that you feel unsettled, troubled, sad, anxious, low mood but cannot understand why. Without realising there may be things from your early years that are only now affecting your quality of life.
As a Person-Centered counsellor, I believe the counselling relationship is quite different from any other relationship. I will be there with you giving you a safe, secure space to explore what is going on for you. Working non directly as I believe that no one knows you best like you do. Working together to help you become more self-aware, your authentic true self, your self-worth, finding you the peace, solace, and the answers you are searching for.
I believe our relationship to be equal and regardless of any differences, I aim to work collaboratively together with you at your pace
Many of us of all ages find ourselves at a crossroads. This can feel overwhelming, stressful, unhappy times. It is at times like this when events from our past, be it childhood memories, traumatic events, the lost of a loved, could be affecting our ability to cope with a current situation. Exploring & talking through your personal history, relationships, and beliefs, will help us look at how these may be affecting you now. Many issues can be explored in this way, anxiety, loss and grief, anger, sexuality, abuse, body image, relationship, or family problems.
I have much experience of working with a Bereavement agency where I have helped those in need gain an acceptance and understanding of their loss. All ages are affected by loss and talking through these feelings I can help you to move to a different level of grief without closing the door on your loved one.
I work with teenagers-14 upwards, who are struggling with exam stress, body image, peer pressure or just what being a teenager means for them in today’s confusing world. Trying to find their place in society when things ‘just don’t feel right’ can affect them greatly. Giving them time and space away from friends and family, a listening ear that is just for them really helps them find their own answers.
I have experience of working with drug and alcohol abuse and what this can do to both the addict and the family and friends.
I can offer home visits for some clients by arrangement
Call me to arrange an assessment to see how we can work together
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Therapeutic Counselling- CPCAB Level L4
- Certificate in Counselling Studies- CPCAB Level L3
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Student support manager in secondary education
- Counsellor for a bereavement charity
- Counsellor for addiction and domestic abuse charity
- I am a co- director of Cheshunt Counselling
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for 50 minutes session
I am based in Cheshunt where I am a director of a non-for-profit Counselling agency that offers low cost counselling subject to income confirmation.
I offer evening appointments with easy free parking onsite.
I believe we all have a place in this world and how we chose to live it. I will work with you to support you as you move towards 'true self' you are searching for