People seek counselling for a whole range of reasons. Perhaps a recent event or change in your personal life has left you feeling anxious, angry or depressed. Maybe you want to explore something that has happened in the past, or feel stuck or dissatisfied in the present. Counselling can help in these circumstances.
As your counsellor I will not advise or judge you. What I will provide is a safe, supportive, and confidential space in which to explore your concerns. Together, we will aim to get an understanding of the issues you are struggling with and identify possibilities for change. This may involve you thinking about familiar patterns of feeling and thinking, or persistent patterns of relationship. Where helpful, this might include making links between your past and present.
As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I do not adhere to any one particular theoretical approach, or tradition. Instead, I seek to employ what is best in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, and integrate this in a way that suits your individual needs.
I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling and psychotherapy, and am available for daytime or evening sessions. Each session will usually be at the same time on the same day each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and hold a MA/Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, as well as a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, from The Minster Centre in North West London, one of the oldest and most respected integrative training centres in the UK. I am a Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and adhere to their Code of Ethics. In accordance with this code, I am in regular clinical supervision with a qualified supervisor, and undergo regular training to develop and enhance my practice.
Alongside my practices in Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin, I have worked for several years as an associate counsellor and psychotherapist at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, a long-established and important centre for counselling.
I have experience of working with a wide range of clients. I work with issues including stress, self-esteem and self-worth, self-confidence, depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, trauma, abuse, family and relationship issues, identity issues, masculinity and men's issues, creative blocks and procrastination, and general difficulties in living.
In addition to my qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy, I also hold a Diploma in Psychology.
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
Masculinity and fatherhood.
I provide an initial 50 minute meeting for £35.
Should we then decide to work together my fee for a 50 minute session is £45.
I offer a limited number of reduced fee spaces for people on low incomes.
Weekdays and evenings.
I conduct an initial meeting during which we will review your personal situation, and your expectations for counselling. This will provide you with an opportunity to see if you would like to work with me, and whether my expertise matches your needs. From this we will identify a series of therapeutic goals for us to work on together.