About Me

I am a professionally qualified and experienced Person-Centred counsellor, also trained in a range of other therapeutic models including Creative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques (CBT).  This enables me to offer clients a very personal and individual experience, tailor made to their unique needs and requirements.

A registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also fully insured and hold an enhanced CRB check.

I see clients of all ages in my private practice, but have extensive experience working with young people providing counselling in Buckinghamshire secondary schools and at a local youth advisory centre.

I am passionate about offering the very best counselling provision and keeping up to date with the latest theories and resources by regularly attending specialist training courses, recent ones including Understanding Self Harm, PTSD, Anger Management and Children and Young People Affected with Life-Threatening Illness and Bereavement.

  • What is Creative Therapy?

    • Creative Therapy is a different approach to counselling and psychotherapy.  It is particularly useful for younger clients and individuals who may find traditional “talking” therapies too difficult or challenging.  Various creative media and activities are used, eg. paint, clay, sand, puppets, mask making, visualization, to enable the client to express what he/she does not have the words to say.  By gently exploring what has been created, the counsellor is able to help the client acknowledge and put into words hidden thoughts and feelings and make more sense of their world.

  • What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

    • CBT is a talking therapy which helps clients to change unhelpful thinking, beliefs and behaviour in order to improve their lives and cope more effectively.  Client and counsellor work collaboratively to identify negative thinking and set goals that will change how the person thinks (“cognitive”) and acts (“behaviour”).  CBT often involves targets and activities for the client to work on between sessions.  It can be particularly effective for clients struggling with phobias, OCD, anxiety and depression.

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