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About me and my therapy practice
I am a professionally qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide confidential support to adults with a wide range of psychological and emotional needs from my consulting room located in Chorleywood, Rickmansworth.
In particular, I work with individuals who have experienced difficulties early on in life. Perhaps depression and anxiety, addiction in the family, illness or bereavement, trauma of unresolved childhood experiences, relationship difficulties and social upheaval. These kinds of experiences affect the way we grow up, the relationships we make with others and the way we feel about ourselves.
I provide a sensitive, warm and supportive environment in which to explore past experiences and how these experiences impact the present. I believe that it is through a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship that an individual can gain insight and acquire a deeper understating of themselves. Through this reconnection, a person can begin to re-engage in life in a more meaningful way.
This will also allow for a better understanding of others, and improve the ability to make and maintain healthier relationships. To have a less critical, punishing or destructive relationship with oneself and to form better strategies of coping with stress and anxiety.
Acknowledging that this can take time, especially when confidence has been lost, when people have been hurt and let down in life. I intend to create an environment where healing and repair can happen to help restore belief and trust in the world.
The quality and consistency of the therapeutic relationship lies at the heart of my practice, where I strongly believe healthy change can occur.
I am an experienced Domestic Abuse Counsellor and have worked for many years empowering and supporting survivors of coercive, sexual and violent abuse. I work in a compassionate way to help support people find their voice.
My approach is holistic, our bodies can hold onto our life experiences as much as our mind. I work with the whole person, paying attention to the physical effects of distress as much as the emotional.
My first session
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss any questions about how counselling may be of help to you and what your hopes and goals are from the therapeutic process.
I can then offer an initial meeting to enable us to get to know each other before embarking on a longer arrangement. I offer both long and short term term work.
* If you would like to think about difficult feelings that you are experiencing during this unsettling time, I am offering at present, online and telephone sessions while social isolation is in place.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited