I have a Masters Degree and an accredited post graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling from the University of Reading. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. I have over 13 years experience providing confidential and professional counselling to people in the local area. I work with adults and young people (aged 12+) for an agreed time period or on an open-ended basis.
Previous to working in private practice I worked in the NHS, within a large GP surgery, seeing adults with a wide range of difficulties. I have worked within charities, helping clients who have experienced addictions as well as for a young person’s counselling agency. I have also worked as a school counsellor.
I am experienced helping clients who have had difficulties with stress, anxiety, depression or a general feeling of unhappiness, relationships (whether with a partner, family or in the workplace) or going through a crisis or life transition. I am also experienced at helping with bullying and other forms of abuse, loss or bereavement, eating disorders, lacking feelings of self-worth, confidence or addiction related issues, among other difficulties. This is not an exhaustive list.
I understand that deciding to start counselling can be a big step but I believe it is one that can lead to lasting change in the way that you live your present life, enabling you to live it more freely and fully.
I find it useful to spend a few minutes on the phone to find out who you are and what brings you to counselling and to arrange an initial consultation with no further obligation.