I specialise in helping people come to terms with difficult feelings and life events. I can help with issues, including, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, loss, trauma, stress.
I work face to face, online and on the telephone. I offer both time limited and open ended counselling.
I can work with you to help you understand and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thinking.
We will work together to help develop a greater sense of self-acceptance, to improve motivation and to better manage emotions.
Counselling is a safe space for you to explore your mind and emotions.
Training, qualifications & experience
After a career in Accountancy, I trained at Birkbeck College in London and have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.
I have experience of working with adults of all ages. I have worked in a variety of settings, including, with young adults in a University Counselling Service and with adults of all ages in community counselling agencies.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session, with some concessions for those on low income. The initial consultation lasts 75 to 90 minutes and my fee for this is £60.