To be listened to and understood can aid in the process of managing our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of coping with the difficulties that life throws at us. You may be experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, stress, depression or just feeling stuck. We can work together to address these issues and help you to move forward.
I believe we are all unique individuals with different needs and by having the flexibility to access different approaches we can work with what best suits you.
As a qualified integrative Psychotherapist I work using different approaches, combining elements of Person-Centred Therapy; which focuses on an individual's self worth and values, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); which focuses on thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and actions, and teaches clients how each one can have an effect on the other. CBT is useful for dealing with a number of issues, including depression, anxiety and phobias,
Transactional Analysis; which focuses on the theory that we each have three ego states: Parent, adult and child. By recognising ego-states, TA attempts to identify how we communicate, and how this can be changed. And Psychodynamic Therapy; which focuses on difficulties arising from early childhood that remain unresolved.
In a safe environment we would look at your early childhood and help you to express feelings and thoughts that have not been released before, which have resulted in dysfunctional behavioural patterns and relationships.
I work with Adults, Young People, Couples, Parent/Child relationships and groups.
I am also a qualified Integrative Clinical Supervisor using Hawkins and Shohet's Seven Eyed Model of supervision also incorporating elements of Proctor's Model of Clinical Supervision and Page and Wosket's Cyclical model.
I have worked for the mental health charity MIND, working with adults seeking help with various issues ranging from depression, loss, anger, abuse, anxiety, self harm and relationship problems.
Over the years I have gained extensive experience working with young people between the ages of 11 and 18. This experience has been gained through working with young people in schools, Connexions, a Pupil Referral Unit and within my private practice. I also work with young people in care and/or under social services.
As well as my private practice I also have contracts with a residential care and support agency for young people, social services and a fostering agency.
I am a registered member of the BACP and can be found on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists. I abide by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy and hold a DBS (CRB) certificate.
One to one counselling sessions are for 50 minutes and are £50 per session.
Couples counselling sessions are for 60 minutes and are £70 per session.
Parent and child sessions are for 60 minutes and are for £60
Supervision Sessions are 60 mins for £55 per session or 90 mins for £70 per session
I offer some concessionary rates for those on a lower income, please ask if you feel this may apply to you.
I also provide a student rate for counsellors in training.
I can offer the following times
Monday: 5:00pm - 9.00pm
Tuesday: 5.00pm - 9.00pm
Wednesday: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12 noon
I am accessible from surrounding areas including Wendover, Berkhamsted and Aylesbury as well as further afield due to easy access from the A41.
Tring has two car parks within walking distance of the room offering an hour free parking.
Unfortunately this location is not suitable for wheelchair access.
Details of how to find me can be provided on confirmation of an appointment.