I am a qualified counsellor with over eleven years experience in working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I use an eclectic mix of theories to work in a holistic and individualised manner. I won’t use jargon or baffle you with “tech talk”. I will however, explain how theories relate to us, as human beings and anything else you may want to know in language you can understand.
I am aware of how difficult it can be to take the first step in seeking counselling support. I have undergone many hours of counselling during my training, which was a requirement of my training. However I am also aware of the benefits of this requirement and that none of us are without our own personal issues.
It is my aim to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible in our first session and able to open up about the issues that you have sought counselling to address. To assure you of complete confidentiality and provide a non-judgemental safe place to allow you to be open and honest in your feelings and emotions. I have probably been through similar experiences to you throughout my life. This enables me to be empathetic to the issues you would like to address.
Essex have worked in many different areas including social care, education, as a school counsellor and working with mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic abuse and early childhood trauma. Although this is not an exhaustive list of the issues I have worked with.
If you think I may be able to support you in finding a resolution to issues you may have about undertaking counselling please contact me. If you need any more information before taking the first step to making an appointment, I am happy to provide any support you may need in making that decision. I am no different from you, I probably just work in a different area.
I am qualified to level five counselling. I am also trained and certified as a supervisor. My previous background is in education and Social Care where I worked with children and families. I have worked with the NSPCC with victims and witnesses of crime, predominantly abuse.
I am a qualified counsellor having trained for five years to gain my Level 3, 4 and 5 Diplomas. I have undertaken a course specifically for Transactional Analysis. I have also undertaken training in delivering supervision to other practitioners.
I have undertaken extensive training in Attachment Theory and early childhood trauma and have worked with numerous clients in resolving issues that stem from disfunction I’m these areas.
I currently work with Mind, the mental health charity and have done for the past four years. Therefore I have extensive experience in working with anxiety, depression and other issue that stem from these conditions.
I previously established and ran my own business, worked for many years in social care, for the NSPCC, have experience in the legal system and worked in education in a support and counselling capacity.
I am fully insured as a practitioner and a member of BACP, the governing body for counselling practitioners.
I work with students in both a counselling and supervisory capacity.
My sessions are between between 10am and 7.30pm Monday to Wednesday. 10am to 1pm Friday. I will offer sessions on Saturday between 10am and 1pm as an alternative to accommodate availability.
£35 per session for counselling
£25 per session for student counselling
£60 per session for Qualified Practitioner supervision
£35 per session for student supervision