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About me

During the Covid 19 lockdown I am currently offering sessions by WhatsApp video call, Skype, Zoom or telephone

Sometimes things happen in our lives that feel overwhelming and yet the decision to ask someone for help can be a hard one.

At the heart of any talking therapy is the need to feel safe and comfortable enough to talk openly and honestly in order to share the things that have been troubling us and my aim is to offer a relaxed, warm and peaceful space in which to listen to you respectfully and carefully.

My role is not to advise but to help you explore the relevant areas of your life - past and present and your part in your relationships to understand any thoughts, feelings and challenging issues you are facing.

I am lucky enough to have worked with a wide variety of people and issues in over 16 years as a qualified counsellor. My experience ranges from helping children aged between 11 - 24 in a government funded adolescent agency to my private practice in Surrey where I did my training and lived until Sept 2015.

I work as an integrative counsellor, which means that I am able to draw on several models of therapy. We are all different in the way that we think, feel, process and communicate and the integrative style of working (including humanistic, psychodynamic, Gestalt, CBT and also hypnotherapy) allows me to adapt my approach to suit the needs of the individual.

I believe it is of the utmost importance to choose a counsellor that you connect with, therefore I offer a free 30 minute first session that you can use to ask questions and see how you feel about us continuing together. There is no obligation to continue after this first session but I hope that you will feel relaxed enough to want to.

Please feel free to contact me for a preliminary chat on the phone.

Please note that I am able to offer WhatsApp video sessions, Skype or telephone sessions in light of the current Covid 19 challenges if you prefer not to attend face to face sessions

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Dip Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy
  • 4 years working in a government funded adolescent agency as a counsellor and assessor
  • Over 16 years in private practice
  • Reiki Master/Teacher

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£45 for 50 min session

Some low cost sessions available

When I work

Tuesday - Friday daytimes and early evening appointments until 8pm

Further information

I offer long or short term one-to-one sessions with some concession spaces for low earners. My practice is in my home on the edge of Diss, which is very private and comfortable. My therapy room is upstairs.

I am also able to offer video calls or telephone consultations for anyone unable to attend my practice in person.

During the current Covid 19 lockdown I am offering sessions via WhatsApp video, Zoom and Skyp or by telephone.

Diss, Norfolk, IP22

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

My therapy room is upstairs however, if required, I can offer sessions in a downstairs room that has a small threshold to step over to gain access and is therefore, not accessible by wheelchair.