I am an experienced counsellor who has worked in the field of counselling since 1997. Alongside my private practice, I have worked in a GP surgery and in the voluntary sector with the bereavement service, CRUSE, and at Saint Francis Hospice, Havering, where I held the position of Supervisor. I also worked for Family Care Counselling Service in Waltham Abbey for 14 years, so I have a wide range of experience in general counselling.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 1999
Diploma in Counselling for the Legacy of Childhood Trauma 2001
Diploma in Casework Supervision 2004
Adoption Training Course (LINK) for Counsellors 2007
CBT Cert. 2010
Abuse (emotional, psychological, physical, sexual),addiction(s), adoption support work (through Barnardo's), anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, child-related issues, dementia, depression, general counselling, health-related issues, identity problems, loss, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, personal development, relationship issues, stress, termination/abortion/miscarriage, trauma, work related issues.
As a Psychodynamic Counsellor, accredited by and registered with BACP, I offer open ended contracts to enable a client to work at their own pace, with their own agenda. I also offer short-term focused work where a client might be looking to explore a certain situation or pattern of behaviour in a short time frame.
Counselling uses the relationship between the client and the therapist to explore and reflect on past and present emotional life. This experience can help resolve long-standing as well as more immediate difficulties and provide an opportunity to make positive changes. Counselling is not about giving advice, but provides a safe space to explore and understand confusion, anxiety and difficult feelings.
Confidentiality. Everything you disclose to me is treated as confidential. I do reserve the right to inform outside agencies if I feel my client is in immediate danger, or is a dangerous threat to others, and where possible I will inform my client of my intention.
Commitment. To ensure I give the best service to my clients, my work is supervised by an accredited psychotherapist. I attend workshops and seminars which are relevant to my work. I subscribe to publications from professional bodies that produce psychoanalytic literature. I work to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy produced by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The Contract. We agree a contract to meet for regular weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes. I will explain what my role in our contract is and what my expectations of you might be. I will answer any questions that you may have.
Missed Sessions or Cancelled Sessions. As the 50 minute session is booked exclusively to you, there is an expectation that you pay for all missed and cancelled sessions.
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Counselling||In Person||£40 per 50 minutes|
Concessions for student counsellors.