Welcome. Please get in touch if I can be of help: during the current Lockdown I am providing counselling online, through Zoom or by telephone and also Walk and Talk therapy, in accordance with Covid-19 Government guidelines.
My goal is to help adults, teenagers and young people to find a positive way forward.
Counselling can help with many of the traumatic and challenging experiences we can face in life, from grief, loss, bereavement and devastating change to overwhelming emotions, depression, self-harm, stress, panic and anxiety.
I believe that positive change is always possible: I offer professional, confidential counselling in a safe space to help you to make a change and to find your inner strength, self belief and purpose. The most important project right now is you.
I am trained in the Person-centred Approach to provide professional, thoughtful, ethical, bespoke counselling therapy to adults of all ages, teenagers and young people, age 11 + in Berkhamsted.
Grief can be overwhelming. I am experienced in working alongside clients in bereavement, facing loss and change and I offer support if you are dealing with traumatic events, diagnoses, life transitions and overwhelming emotions.
Student life can be challenging and I provide counselling if you may be facing the stress of your education being disrupted by the Covid 19 pandemic, if you have anxiety about exams, relationships and expectations, at university, college or senior school. I work in partnership with my clients to explore strategies to help you to find a positive way forward.
In 2018 I conducted primary research into mental wellbeing in middle-age men to investigate the impact and experiences of the midlife crisis, explore the blocks to men seeking professional help and the positive role that counselling can play once the first step is taken and that support is sought.
My counselling training and qualifications include:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Children & Young People
- Pet Bereavement Counselling
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- Counselling Online (Open University)
- Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma
- ACT Training, Acceptance, Commitment Therapy
- Working with Goals
- Anxiety, Depression & Young People
- Dealing with Distress: Suicide and Self-harm
- 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.