It is important you find a counsellor you feel comfortable with, so as you feel safe enough to talk honestly and in order for you to get the most out of your counselling sessions. So let me tell you a little about me.
I am a psychodynamic counselling practitioner with experience counselling individuals seeking support with a variety of issues and concerns.
You may be experiencing problems at home, school or work, be feeling anxious or depressed, have suffered a loss, have an important life choice to make, or just want to understand your self better. Whatever the issue, it's good to talk these through with someone who is impartial but who you feel comfortable with.
I trained intensively for five years for a Post-graduate Diploma and a Masters Degree in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire.
I also have a BA Hons degree from University of East Anglia and prior to undertaking my counselling training I worked in both private and public sectors.
I have 10 years experience gathered from work with young people at specific young person's agencies as well as adults in a bereavement service, a well-known national mental health charity and now my private practice.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work within the BACP code of ethics and to maintain my professional code of conduct and clinical expertise I receive regular supervision. I hold professional and public liability insurance.
I provide a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can be heard and understood. We can take an in depth look at what is troubling you and look at how you might make changes for the better that will support and improve your emotional well-being.
Issues I have experience working with include: anxiety, anger, abortion, abuse, addictions, low mood and depression, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, illness, stress, miscarriage, trauma, self harm, obsessive compulsive disorder, bereavement and loss, eating disorders, sexuality, work place issues.
When we arrange an initial appointment I will ask you to tell me about yourself, what has made you seek counselling and what you would like to achieve by coming to counselling. If we agree to work together we will both sign a counselling agreement which sets out the framework for our sessions.
I work with adults and young people (aged 15 and above). I offer open ended and short term therapy. At our first session we can talk about what would suit your needs best. If we agree to work together, we will meet once a week at the same time and place.
I have a ground floor consulting room which is wheel chair friendly with nearby car parking.