About me and my therapy practice:
I offer an initial assessment where you can meet me & talk about your concerns & reasons for seeking counselling and to see how you get on with me. If you feel comfortable then I offer an initial contract of 6 weeks after which we can review how things are going. I am a qualified social worker, teacher & lecturer in addition to being a counsellor/psychotherapist. I have worked as medical social worker & I have a particular interest in health related issues. I have also worked in education for many years & as a counsellor in the NHS. I have a passionate interest in supporting people to maximise their potential in life - through education, social support, counselling support & indivdual endeavour. My practice is well supported with transport links. High Barnet is on the Northern line & there are several bus routes & parking nearby. I offer concessions to counselling/psychotherapy trainees & those on a low income. I am happy to have an initial discussion over the phone & to answer any questions that you may have prior to meeting if you wish as I am aware that finding the right counsellor with whom you feel comfortable is very important.
I can help with many issues including:
Abuse, Adoption Issues, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career Coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Developmental & life Coaching, Disability, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Infertility, Loss, Mental health issues, Personal Development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem/self confidence, Self Harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Womens Issues, Work related issues
Ways of Working/Types of therapy:
I am trained as an Integrative psychotherapist. As appropriate I draw on a range of modalities including Humanistic, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Existential and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Clients I work with:
Adults; Young People; Older People: Employee Assistance Programmes; Groups, Organisations.
How I deliver therapy:
I work face to face offering long and short-term or time-limited counselling as appropriate. There is scope for online counselling. I am available to attend organisations to offer group counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy; Certificate in Counselling Skills & Attitudes; MA Post Compulsory Education and Training; Certificate in Education; Certificate of Qualification in Social Work; HND in Social Work; City & Guilds Training & Assessor & Internal Verifier Awards; Achievement of Open University Modules in Mental Health & Distress; Challenging Ideas in Mental Health and Improving Health and Wellbeing. I have undertaken extensive continuing professional development.
I have experience of counselling in a variety of contexts including NHS medical settings in hospitals and GP based practices; providing pastoral support in educational settings & in counselling/psychotherapy private practice.
I have also undertaken support work with older people in a drop-in centre and I have worked as a local authority generic social worker.
I have extensive teaching/lecturing experience and I currently tutor on a counselling skills Diploma and on a counselling degree as well as on a range of other health and wellbeing courses.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Illness; existential issues - searching for meaning in life; educational issues; health and well-being; developmental/life coaching.
£50 for a 50 minute session.
I offer reduced fees for counselling/psychotherapy trainees and those on a low income.
I aim to offer a warm and welcoming practice in which you can begin to explore issues in a safe environment and work towards your goals for counselling engagement.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time including early morning before work and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|