- Phone number
- 01234 306784 mobile 07772 733904
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only
I work daytime and evening
During time of the pandemic I have had to resort to phone and skype counselling. I hope to revert back to face to face soon.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and a supervisor. I have 20 years experience in counselling. I am a fully accredited member of BACP and UKCP. I trained with Herts and Beds Counselling Foundation over five years and obtained my Advanced Diploma. I counselled at Bedford for 11 years. I set up my own practice in 2013 in Bedford where I still practise. I worked as a GP Counsellor with Heartlands PCT and lectured at Bedford Counselling Foundation for many years training students to become counsellors. In my previous life I was a teacher.
My practice is in my house in Bedford where there is ample parking. I offer short and long term counselling mainly concentrating upon the psychodynamic orientation but using an eclectic approach including CBT and solution focussed. I work face to face with clients but this has had to be abandoned during the pandemic where I work via phone and skype.
I cover a vast area of counselling which include - loss, abuse, relationships, family and crisis relationships, health issues, gender, anxiety, depression, bullying and stress in the workplace and many other issues. I work with adults, adolescents and the elderly.
My first session
After contact from the client I send him or her general information about counselling and a form for the client to fill up with their name address and telephone and email information. The session lasts for an hour. My counselling room is quiet and comfortable. Payment is usually by bacs but can be cash or cheque.
Everything is confidential that goes on in the session. Appointment times can be negotiated especially with clients who do shift work. I work daytime and evening.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited