About Me

I have worked as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in local agencies in Brentwood and Rayleigh, and also run my own private practice.

I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with over 25 years experience in the therapy field. I use an Integrative approach to counselling, within a Person Centred base. This means that I have trained in a number of counselling approaches and bring these together to provide a highly flexible therapy approach, which is individually tailored to your unique needs. I may also use some creative techniques at times, as appropriate.

I gained my degree in Integrative Counselling through Middlesex University, an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling with Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). All UKCP therapists are competent to work with clients in most areas of therapy and I work within their codes of ethics and professional conduct.

I am also on the Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) of the UKCP, which is a register of therapists that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). Under this scheme, practitioners are registered as meeting the high standards of quality set by the PSA, which is a government accountable organisation. Where you see the AVR logo you can be assured that the registrant is required to meet high standards of personal behaviour, competence and practice.

As part of maintaining these high standards I engage in regular clinical supervision and continuous professional development, expanding my knowledge and understanding of therapeutic practice through attending workshops, training days, and running a local training and support group for Counsellors.

I also help to run personal development workshops for both professionals and the public in the local area from time to time. Please contact me for further information.

I originally trained as an Occupational Therapist, working in the NHS for many years and specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation. This gave me a wide range of experience working with patients and their families as they faced difficult and often life changing problems, providing them with support and input to maximise their abilities and improve their quality of life. I am also trained as a Complementary Therapist and have developed a small private practice in this area. I am therefore able to bring my knowledge and experience in these areas into my practice where necessary.

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