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available 9.30am-7pm Monday-Thursday
About me and my therapy practice
Sometimes life can be a little overwhelming, particularly now.
Over my 25 plus years as a BACP accredited counsellor working in Hitchin SG5 with couples, individuals, young people, and students in counselling trainings, I know that stuff happens, and naturally, our relationships sometimes have trouble keeping up.
I have worked in GP practices and voluntary organisations both as counsellor and supervisor, and been in private practice since 1997. I worked with Relate for three years,and have 25 years of working with both individuals and couples, including eight years as an Axa ICAS counsellor.
I have also worked extensively for other Employee Assistance Programs, where I had experience dealing with short term solution focused interventions to deal with specific issues when necessary. However, long term change is often best brought about through longer term work.
Together we have an opportunity to explore how you may have come to view your life. Although I will not tell you what to do, I will encourage you to find your own insights so that you can find more successful ways of resolving your difficulties.
I work with relationship difficulties and breakdown, relationship enrichment, depression, anxiety, anger, a sense of futility or defeat, frustrated expectations, substance dependence, loss, work related difficulties, stress, parenting issues, low self esteem and self confidence, and issues around abuse and boundary setting. I am committed to compassionate and confidential work.
My primary training is both psychodynamic and person-centered. Both this training and my human experience of living as a member of a family and community enrich and inform our work.
Currently we work online by skype or zoom, or by phone, so email me or phone and leave a message and we can get started.
Whilst few people relish the idea of therapy, it is just possible that we might enjoy our work together!
Having spent some years volunteering and training with Relate, I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, and have diversified what I can offer with a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Hertfordshire.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor - this is a post qualification accreditation that requires consistent development, both personal and professional.
I meet with colleagues on a regular basis for ongoing professional development and skill sharing, as well as seeking ongoing professional development as part of my commitment to your work. And also because I like it.
In addition to my private practice I have volunteered as a supervisor with Hitchin Counselling Service and worked for ten years with the then pioneer organisation Axa ICAS offering workplace counselling for employees, from legal counsel and medical practitioners, to educationalists and creatives to lorry drivers and local authority employees.
It is currently necessary for us to work by skype or phone, do email me or call to get started. No time like the present.
I welcome and enjoy diversity and variety in my work.
My first session
Contact me by email or phone and leave a message. I would normally aim to contact you within a working day.
Our first session lasts 50 minutes, and we will assess together if we think we can work together usefully.
Daytime sessions are generally more available than evenings.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited