As a counsellor I work with adults, young people and children. I hold a firm belief that every person is individual, and has the potential to fully realise their unique qualities. My intention is to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to explore the issues affecting you. I aim to support you in discovering your inner resources and the best way forward for you by offering you opportunities for growth, healing and change.
I describe myself as a therapist and art counsellor, and I can work in a variety of ways, for example with art , or guided visualisations and am happy to explain or explore with you if you would like to use non-verbal ways of working.
I work in a professional, friendly environment, offering both long and short term counselling. I have experience of working with people from all walks of life. I have experience with many issues including addiction, depression, relationship difficulties and stress.
I also work with people who wish to explore issues such as their life direction, self esteem, confidence, or for personal development. I offer reduced rates for counselling students. I can also offer telephone counselling.
As a member of BACP I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework.
I am happy to have a chat on the phone if you have any questions.
I cannot always answer my phone, but please do leave a message and a number that I can reach you on and I will return your call as soon as I can. Alternatively you can email me and I will contact you as soon as I can, usually within 24 hours.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
*BA(Hons) Person-Centred Counselling (2006) *Advanced Diploma Person-Centred Counselling ( 2003)
*Certificate Person-Centred Counselling (2001)
*Certificate Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills (2000)
*Access Certificate – (equivalent to A level) – sociology, child psychology, educational psychology
*Post Graduate Certificate in Education (July 08)
I have also attended short training courses including ;
• Dance Movement Therapy – Goldsmiths
• Play Therapy Workshops - Association Play Therapists
• Psychology – Essex Adult Education
• Advocacy and Support – Probation Service
• Bereavement – various workshops
• Various CPD Workshops - Addiction , Art Therapy, Politics in Counselling, Children and Bereavement, Anger Management, Dreams and Metaphor, Sex and Sexualities, Creative writing
I have over eight years experience of working with clients in various settings. As well as a private counselling practice I have worked with clients in primary schools, drug and alcohol programmes, Essex Police, Essex Probation, and Havering & Brentwood Bereavement Service.
I am currently in the process of applying for accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also a lecturer and trainer in counselling and in person-centred art therapy skills. I offer workshops locally and in London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Affairs and Betrayals
Binge Eating Disorder
Child Related Issues
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Separation and Divorce
Work Related Issues