I offer a safe confidential space to allow you to explore and share your thoughts and feelings without judgement while feeling secure in a space you can trust.
As a counsellor I can fully appreciate that daunting experience you may feel with talking to someone about aspects of your life, which possibly you may never have talked about before.
The core of my practice centres on helping people move through the stages of process towards their healing process.
I understand that there will be times when it will be hard or even impossible to talk. As an integrative practitioner, I have been trained and have experience in suggesting and guiding clients through different ways of looking at what is happening and to make more sense of it. Above all though, I aim to respect you as an individual in what you chose to share and how you wish to explore thoughts and feelings during sessions.
What I offer
I am able to offer long term and short term sessions working with different approaches to ensure the development of a beneficial therapeutic relationship with each other. These include TA- Transactional Analysis, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.
Although I use these approaches my core approach is Person Centred, which means that all our sessions are client lead and allows you to explore and look at self. This allows us together to explore and learn more about you.
What to expect in our first session
I offer an initial 30 minute assessment free of charge to understand your current difficulties and talk together about what sort of help you are looking for.
Following this assessment we discuss whether you are happy to continue therapy.
With school sessions i will always try to meet with the parents if suitable or have a meeting with the person who has referred the child.
We then will make a therapeutic contract setting out the cost, location with date and time and possible length of work together as I offer long term and short term counselling.
The sessions will last for 50 minutes and usually on a weekly basis.
My fees are £40 per session for Adults and Children and £60 for Couples.
Consessions are avavilable for Counselling Students.
Play Therapy Sessions at schools are charged at £50 per session.
(This can be arranged via schools directly or i can arrange this within a school setting)
Fees are payable by cash or Bacs at the start of each session.
(I have limited concession places available)
I have a 48 hour cancellation period before full payment is due.
Therapy Session are available in Abbots Langley with daytime and evening appointments. I also travel to schools within Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
My Training, Qualifications & Experience
Integrative Diploma in Counselling CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in counselling Skills CPCAB
Counselling Children and Young Adults
Certificate in Working with couples
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
Creative Arts in Counselling
NSPCC Safe Guarding
CAMHS Training for ASD and ADHD
CAMHS Training for Eating Disorders
CAMHS Training in Self-Harm
PODS (Positive outcomes for Dissociative survivors)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
I have experience in working with long and short term counselling working with adults and children, dealing with a wide range of issues including:
Depression and Anxiety
Pregnancy issues and child loss
Relationship and Family issues
Work related problems
My background is in Childcare and have many years’ experience in early years and child development. I am also committed to safeguarding children and their welfare.
In addition to my counselling qualifications I am committed to further training as part of my ongoing personal and professional development and undertake Continuing Professional Development workshops (CPD).
I am fully insured and have a current DBS (CRB)
I am also a Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am bound by its code of ethics
I am also a qualified Reiki practitioner and offer calm relaxing sessions to help balance the client to help them reach a fuller internal wholeness.
This can be used separately or alongside with the counselling.
Privacy and Data Protection - I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) reference number ZA360268. This means I need to inform you of what information I am collecting from you during our work, why I need it and what I intend to do with your information. This will be discussed in our initial assessment. If you initially make contact with me via text or email before assessment all data will be confidential and password protected. If we decided that we will not be working together on initial contact all data will be deleted immediately and if at a later date you decide to start the process again we will start from the beginning as no contact information will be stored. If we do continue working together as mentioned we will discuss any questions you have regarding this. All data is stored inline with my insurance companies time frame of 5 years. If you are not happy with the way I use your data you can contact the ICO at www.ico.org.uk or phone them on 0303 123 1113