Sometimes life puts hurdles in our way just when we think things are going smoothly. It may be you feel unsettled, troubled, sad, anxious, low mood but cannot understand why. There are many things that affect us from all stages of our life. 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. Our relationship will be one that gives 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, growing in self-worth and esteem, finding you the peace, solace, and the answers you are searching for.
My belief in our relationship is 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 these 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, identity, relationship, or family problems.
In the past, I have had much experience of working with a Bereavement agency. This skillset and understanding has helped my work with supporting others who face this sadness. I have supported 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 all ages from 17 upwards. For young people, it may be they are struggling with exam stress, body image, peer pressure or just what being a young person 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 can be the solution they are searching for, for them to find their own answers. Working with positive unconditional regard at all times and accepting of all.
Working and supporting those who find themselves trying to deal with day to day stresses of life when they cannot understand what is causing the sleepless nights, the anxieties they are feeling. Together we will explore what your world is like for you and together we will find you the answers you are searching for.
I have experience of working with drug and alcohol abuse and what this can do to both the addict and the family and friends.
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
- Ascentis Certificate in Bereavement Studies
- 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
From £50.00 to £60.00
£50-£60 for 50 minutes session
I am based in Cheshunt where I am a director of a non-profit Counselling agency that offers low cost counselling subject to income confirmation.
I offer evening appointments & Saturdays morning 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