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I currently have limited availability for face-to-face counselling in beautiful rooms, within a therapy centre in the IG9, Buckhurst Hill area. I can also offer you video and telephone counselling. Please contact me so we can try and arrange a mutually convenient time.
About me and my therapy practice
Thank you for looking at my profile and considering me as a therapist who may be right for you. I am passionate about counselling people through loss and I work with integrity, admiring all my clients who find the strength and courage to seek support.
I am an experienced, specialist bereavement counsellor. The foundation of our work is using the person centred approach, enabling you to bring your concerns and to each session. I enjoy working with a diverse range of clients from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.
In addition to talking therapy, I can work creatively only if you are open to and comfortable with this. I offer a range of art materials which can often enhance self-expression. Sessions with me can often bring a mix of emotions; sometimes sadness, compassion, anger, reflection, guilt and resolve.
My natural way of being, together with my own life experiences and resilience enable me to work with sensitivity, understanding, deep compassion and empathy.
I firmly believe that forming a strong, trusting relationship with you is always at the heart of counselling and is key to the success of our time together.
Since 2017, I have worked at a hospice offering bereavement counselling to family members and friends.
Alongside counselling, I have worked for a charity for 25 years; I provide emotional support to family carers on a one to one basis as well as facilitating support groups. I work with a multitude of people, including carers of family members with dementia, physical health conditions, often with terminal diagnoses. I am highly experienced in supporting clients throughout their caring journey and for some, this includes post bereavement. At times, it can be difficult for carers to separate themselves from the personal trauma of the person they care for and this stress can often be internalised.
Our sessions are 50 minutes and we can work in the short or longer term, reviewing throughout the process. Initially weekly sessions are recommended as it helps to build a rapport between us and the therapy tends to flow better.
Please take a look at my website for further information:
My first session
I understand that starting counselling can, for some be a new and daunting experience, bringing up a mixture of different feelings.
I provide a warm, welcoming and confidential space to help explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. I do my very best to provide reassurance and to help you feel at ease.
I carry out a brief assessment of your needs over the telephone and answer any questions that you may have. I will and go through my contract with you at your first session and we will decide together how to work going forwards.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Personal development, Trauma
Types of therapy
CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy