Helping individuals and couples navigate the difficulties they are facing within their relationship, is what im particularly passionate about.
There are many reasons for seeking therapy. Are you feeling sad and unhappy, confused, low in confidence or self esteem. Do you have relationship issues, anxiety or ocd or maybe you have suffered from bereavement or loss? Does this impact on your day to day life and relationships?
My role is to offer you confidential sessions where you feel comfortable to talk to me about anything, whether its your current situation that is troubling you or something that happened in the past.
My style of Counselling is to work collaboratively using encouragement, gentle challenging with a strong sense of respect and autonomy. I believe we all have the ability to find the answers for ourselves, sometimes we just need a little help getting there.
By listening and paying close attention to what you are saying I gain insight into your world, together we unravel any confused thought, feelings and beliefs helping you develop a greater understanding of yourself, your life and your relationships, empowering you to take control over your future.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course).
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
A Certificate in Couples Counselling Training BACP endorsed course 2016
Counselling Academy Couples Toolkit Training 2018
I have broad experience in general Counselling gained through placement work at Life Force and private practice.I have worked on a sessional/voluntary basis for St Helena Hospice as a bereavement counsellor. Where I completed their bereavement training. Currently work as a Griefchat counsellor.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework.
I have regular supervision and I'm committed to regular personal development.
Previously I worked as a placement counsellor at Life-Force Colchester, seeing clients with a range of issues.
I hold an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and I'm fully insured.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in attachment issues relating to relationship issues or bereavement and loss.
Autism is also an area of special interest.
Concessions offered for
I charge £45 per 50 minute session.
Couples sessions £55 per 60 minutes.
My fee's are negotiable, so please don't let cost stop you from arranging the help you need.Some low cost sessions available, subject to availability. Please ask for details.
I charge £35 for sessions with students/ student counsellors in training.
I'm happy to offer a discount for six sessions booked and paid for in advance.Please ask for details.
Home visits may be available, with a small extra charge for travelling expenses, for clients unable to leave home due to disability or high anxiety. Please ask for details.
I offer sessions most weekdays and evenings plus Saturday and Sunday morning.
I understand that sometimes life can be hard and that you need a little help. I know from personal experience how hard it is to make the first step. We all have times in our lives that are painful and experiences that are difficult. Emotional and psychological distress are natural responses to such events and are incredibly common, and yet seeking support can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Sometimes the way we feel can effect our everyday lives, including relationships, our ability to carry out activities and can cause distress. It can be really difficult facing the painful reality of what is happening, I can't take the pain away, but I can walk alongside you in that pain and we can look for a brighter future for you together.