I believe positive change is always possible. I am a Registered counsellor based in Berkhamsted and my goal is to provide professional counselling services in a confidential, supportive space to help you work through emotional or psychological difficulties you may be facing.
Counselling can help with many of the distressing and stressful challenges we may encounter in life, from traumatic events and experiences, loss and change, to dealing with overwhelming emotions, stress and anxiety.
I am trained in the Person-centred Approach to provide thoughtful, ethical, bespoke talking therapy to local adults and young people, age 11 + in Berkhamsted, Tring and the surrounding villages and towns of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
I am experienced in working alongside clients in bereavement, facing loss and change and I offer support to clients dealing with traumatic events, life transitions and overwhelming emotions. Student life can be challenging and I am experienced in supporting young people with the stress and anxiety of exams, relationships, school life and social media, working in partnership to explore strategies to help find a way forward that works for them.
In 2018 I conducted primary research into mental wellbeing and the middle-age man to investigate the impact and experiences of the midlife crisis and the positive role that counselling can play.
Counselling is my second career mountain, and prior to discovering the privilege and joy of working alongside clients on their individual therapeutic journey, I worked in Public Relations, focusing on conservation and education projects and organisations. Many years of providing solutions to communications challenges for work, whilst balancing a home life, has given me insights to the stress and demands that the quest for a positive work-life blend can bring.
My counselling training and qualifications include:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Certificate of Proficiency
- ACT Training, Acceptance, Commitment Therapy
- Anxiety, Depression & Young People
- Certificate in Counselling Children & Young People
- Working at Relational Depth
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Enhanced DBS Certificates for working with both children and adults.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such I abide by their professional code of conduct and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. There is more information available at: https://www.bacp.co.uk
I am a founding member of The Berkhamsted Counselling Practice.
Get in touch
My therapy room is in The Berkhamsted Counselling Practice at:
£50 per session.
I accept payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
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How do I make an appointment?
Please contact me by email, phone, or filling in the contact form to make an appointment for your first session.
How long is a session?
A session lasts for 50 minutes.
How often are the sessions?
Sessions are usually held weekly on the same day and at the same time.
What is counselling and talking therapy?
A counsellor or psychotherapist is someone who is trained to use their skills in order to help others understand and explore their emotional problems.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) definition of counselling is:
“Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change and/or enhance their wellbeing.”
How do I know if I need to see a counsellor?
Counselling can be beneficial when you are dealing with painful emotions, facing challenging situations, if you want to improve relationships, or would like to develop a better understanding of yourself.
For example, talking therapy be helpful when something particularly upsetting or unsettling has happened, such as bereavement, trauma, or a change of relationship, and when support offered by friends and family may not be appropriate or available.