My Counselling Services provide a safe confidential space to talk about personal difficulties in an understanding and non-judgemental setting. I believe that you have inner wisdom and that counselling can often help you to recognise what is important to you and make your own choices in responding to the difficulties in your life.
I also provide clinical supervision and training which reflect my belief in your capacity for growth with the support of a trained Counselling Professional.
I am a BACP accredited Person-Centred Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer working in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
I have over 20 years’ experience as a Therapist and Supervisor working in the statutory and voluntary sectors and in Private Practice.
I have full professional indemnity insurance and work within the BACP’s ethical framework for the counselling professions. I have a current enhanced DBS for my practice.
Full professional insurance and strict adherence to their ethical framework for good practice. This includes a continued commitment to ongoing supervision and training.
1998 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling – University of Hertfordshire
2004 Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision – University of East Anglia
2005 Post Graduate Certificate in Education – University of Greenwich
Recent continuous professional training & development
Diversity Symposium with BACP 2019
Understanding the Nature of Trauma in Therapy 2019
Mindfulness in Palliative Care 2018
Understanding Guilt 2017
Sexual Violence and the Counselling Journey 2016
Addiction ‘When I want becomes I need’ 2015
“Person or client-centred therapy is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions.
Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the counsellor offers unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence to help you come to terms with any negative feelings
and to change and develop in your own way.”
Therapy provides you time limited or open-ended confidential psychological and emotional support.
• Personal and relationship difficulties
• Stress and anxiety
• Specific life events
• Loss and bereavement
• Earlier life events
My Clinical Supervision provides you with a space for reflective professional practice and to meet ethical standards:
My Training gives you experienced teaching, learning & assessment for qualifications or bespoke workshops in a variety of areas of development.
• Helping skills including mentoring
• Counselling skills
• Practitioner training for counsellors
• Personal and professional development
Individual therapy offers you a one to one relationship with your counsellor where you will be able to explore your personal difficulties and find ways to resolve these.
Group therapy offers you with opportunities to meet others and explore your personal relationships or shared experiences with the help of a therapeutic facilitator. We work in groups of around 6 to provide you with a safe therapeutic space.
To talk about counselling, do get in touch either by phone or email. This initial consultation is free and will give you an opportunity to discuss your concerns. Together we can get an idea whether counselling might be helpful for you.
You will be able to find out more about how I work and whether this would suit your needs. You may know what you would like to achieve, or I may be able to help you understand this better. I will be able to give you suggestions if you need another type of support. I will listen and try to understand you without any judgement and if you feel that you would like to meet for an initial meeting, we can make arrangements for this. I have consulting rooms in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
At our initial meeting, we can decide if you would like further sessions. You will be able to decide yourself how many sessions you would like, and this can be reviewed at any time. Sometimes just a few sessions may be all that you need to work through your concerns. You might, however, prefer to work for a longer period or agree an open -ended contract.
Sessions are usually weekly at the same time, but I am flexible around your other commitments. You are under no obligation to continue with counselling if you change your mind at any time. Your sessions will last for 60 minutes. The session fee applies.
The initial consultation and counselling sessions are confidential with a few legal exceptions which I will explain to you. As an accredited member of BACP, I am bound by their code of ethical practice and I will explain this to you.
Taking the first step can be difficult. An informal free no obligation discussion might help you take the next steps towards your well-being.
Individual supervision offers you with a one to one space to reflect on your client work and your relationship with your client.
Supervision will help you to improve the quality of your counselling and or supervision practice and can transform your professional relationships as you develop yourself; your practice and the wider counselling professions.
Group supervision offers you a variety of perspectives in relation to your practice and an opportunity to learn from others’ experiences in counselling work.
To talk about supervision, do get in touch either by phone or email. This initial discussion is free. I will explain my model of supervision and together we can discuss your needs.
If you feel that you would like to meet for an initial meeting, we can make arrangements for this. I have consulting rooms in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
At our initial meeting, we can decide if you would like further sessions. You may require monthly supervision (minimum BACP requirements are 90 minutes per month) or fortnightly. If you are a trainee counsellor, then you will need to check out your training requirements.
Supervision is usually arranged as an open-ended arrangement. Sessions are usually at the same time, but I am flexible around your other commitments. Your sessions will last for 60 / 90 or 120 minutes. The session fee applies.
I am committed to lifelong learning. My training model is humanistic, and I work experientially to provide active learning opportunities which might include self, peer and trainer assessments to develop competencies.
This provides students with essential skills and knowledge for a variety of areas of development.
My training encourages students to integrate their learning to their work, personal or professional lives.
I believe in the value of supporting students to think flexibly and critically and to achieve their personal learning goals.
To talk about training, get in touch either by phone or email. This initial discussion is free. Please provide me with an idea of your training needs and we can discuss this further.
“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.”
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Free initial consultation by telephone or email (approx. 30 minutes)
Individual Counselling sessions £50 per 60 minutes
Individual Skype / Telephone Counselling sessions £35 per 60 minutes
Therapeutic group sessions £100 per 60 minutes (up to 6 people)
Individual Supervision sessions £50 per 60 minutes
Group Supervision sessions £100 per 60 minutes (up to 4 people)
Individual Tuition £35 per 60 minutes
Group Tuition £50 per 60 minutes (up to 4 people)
Group Training £50 per hour
Workshops £300 per day £150 per half day
Concessions are considered on request and according to availability.
20% discount available for students.
Cancellations require 24 hours’ notice for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice may be charged.
Payment is accepted by bank transfer, cheque or cash.