Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, uncertain? As an experienced, qualified counsellor, I can help you understand and manage your feelings and difficulties, and work with you to improve your wellbeing.
I help clients
- who feel anxious and worried
- experiencing low mood and depression
- who feel stressed or overwhelmed by competing demands
- facing uncertainties and difficult decisions
- who are experiencing relationship difficulties
- living with loss
- through life changes
- who are experiencing work related difficulties
- affected by trauma
- who have experienced a difficult childhood
- struggling with belonging and identity
- experiencing low confidence and low self-esteem
- who have physical health difficulties alongside mental health concerns
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a MBACP Registered and Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor trained at The Counselling Foundation. The psychodynamic approach is based on thinking about how past, early experiences affect us now and how they may be linked to our current concerns.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- BA (Hons) Health Care
- Registered Nurse Children
- Registered Nurse Adult
I have over thirty years of experience working with adults, young people and children in the NHS. My various roles span a range of mental health and physical health conditions and concerns, with patients of all ages, including young people in a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
In addition to my private counselling practice, I work in a counselling organisation in Bedfordshire, counselling patients and clients referred via the NHS and other organisations.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
I offer short term counselling (6-12 sessions) and open ended counselling.
Your first session will include an initial assessment to decide if I am the right counsellor for you and how we can work together.
I offer a free, no obligation 15-minute telephone call should you wish to ask any questions before booking an initial session.
I usually offer daytime appointments Monday to Thursday. Please contact me for current availability.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, regular sessions will be offered either in-person, via telephone or via Zoom. How and where sessions are held will be agreed by us both whilst following UK Government, NHS and BACP guidelines.
Please contact me via email or telephone if you would like to book an initial counselling session or if you have any questions.