About me

Are you feeling upset or anxious about a relationship that is not working for you? You may have tried to make it better but so far nothing much has changed.  Maybe you are feeling depressed and can’t seem to find a way out. Perhaps you have left a relationship and feel the need to understand what went wrong.

At some point in our lives most people will feel they need help. Working with a counsellor can help understand the causes of distress and learn techniques to help see things differently, regain control, feel stronger and happier, and move forward to a better place.

Problems are often caused by poor communication and we can look at techniques to enable you to communicate in a way that avoids conflict and promotes a greater understanding of each other.

If you are depressed or anxious I can work with you as an individual but if you are in a relationship, working with you and your partner can be very effective. 

Sadly there are times when the only way forward for some couples is to separate. Together we can find ways to minimise the impact of this, particularly important where there are children involved.

I offer a free brief telephone assessment to see if I am the right person to help you. If you feel happy to proceed, I charge £60 for a one hour session. If you have financial difficulties we can discuss fees.

If you are fully vaccinated we can meet at my counselling room in Chesham. You can also choose to have counselling via Zoom where that is more convenient.

If you are fully vaccinated we can meet at my counselling room in Chesham. You can also choose to have counselling via Zoom where that is more convenient.

Training, qualifications & experience

ABC Certificate in Counselling Concepts, 2004

ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2005

University of East London - Graduate Certificate: Foundation in Couple Counselling, 2007

University of Hull - Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy, 2009

IAPT Couple Therapy for Depression, 2012

Institute of Family Therapy - Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples 2018

I worked for Samaritans for four years before becoming a relationship counsellor with Relate in 2006. In 2012 I qualified to work with couples where depression is an issue and in 2018 I qualified as a family therapist.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer a free brief telephone assessment to see if I am the right person to help you. If you feel happy to proceed, I charge £60 for a one hour session. If you have financial difficulties we can discuss fees.

118 White Hill
Chesham
Buckinghamshire
HP5 1AR

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
West Marshall

West Marshall