About Counselling

and a little bit about me

How can counselling help you?

As an experienced counsellor I feel passionate about my work and the positive and lasting impact counselling can have.

I understand that sometimes it can be really hard to express your worries and concerns out loud, but talking to a professionally trained counsellor can make you feel less overwhelmed and alone.

I can offer you a warm and confidential space to pause and explore your thoughts and feelings safely.

You may have experienced a recent crisis or be struggling with a long-term problem. Perhaps you have lost your sense of purpose or feel stuck in destructive patterns of behaviour. Everyone’s reason for seeking help will be different. 

Working with clients I often hear how they benefit from counselling and see improvements in many areas of their lives. Reassuringly this anecdotal evidence is backed up by many research studies. Some of the benefits you can expect are:

  • To feel like you’re running your own life, and your life isn’t running you.
  • To feel more content and at peace with yourself.
  • To feel more self-confident and assertive in your relationships with family and colleagues.
  • To feel more self-aware and able to catch destructive behaviour patterns before they occur.
  • To feel like you have your spark back.
  • To enjoy improved sleep and relaxation.
  • To experience fewer headaches.

If you’re interested and want to find out more, please get in contact by email or phone and let’s have chat.

Experience & Qualifications.

I’ve always enjoyed connecting with people and originally started out my career as a nurse. This background in healthcare has given me a unique insight and understanding into how emotional difficulties impact physical health.

I was drawn to re-train as a psychodynamic therapist and counsellor in 2013 after a personal life-change. As part of the training, I also had to start on my own counselling journey, so from personal experience I really understand how important it is to find the right counsellor for you.

There are a number of different counselling theories and research suggests that there is no best option. Evidence consistently shows that the most important factor in successful counselling is finding the right therapist for you. I am a firm believer that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to counselling. I endeavour to adapt my way of working to fit your evolving needs so that you can get the most from your counselling.

I also work as an Associate Counsellor at the renowned Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, where I have worked since 2017.

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

William Shakespeare

Macbeth

My Professional Qualifications.

2016 | Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy in the Community | Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

2014 | University Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling | University of Hertfordshire

2000 | BSc (Hons) 2:1 Community Nursing | Kings College London

1998 | Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Ethics and Law | Middlesex University

As a part of my continuing professional development I attend regular courses and workshops and meet with colleagues. I have regular supervision of my work and I follow the Guidelines for Good Practice of the BACP

COVID-19 UPDATE: I am pleased that I am able to return to meeting with my clients face to face, taking all covid-19 safety measures.  For those people not yet able or ready to meet to face to face, I continue to offer online, phone therapy or therapy while walking. Please let me know your preference at the time of booking.