Evidence-Based Therapies combined with Empathy, Warmth, Acceptance and Compassion
Finding a stronger, calmer, happier version of you...
Face to face in Chesham - within easy reach of
Amersham, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Tring. Also Online.
Tailored for you
As a qualified, accredited and experienced psychotherapist, I'm passionate about tailoring individual therapies based on you and your needs.
My work is founded on twenty years of training and working as Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, all of which contribute to the development of a uniquely integrated and individualized approach to psychotherapy. In the last year I have expanded into Schema Mode Therapy which you can read about below - it works at a deep level to help those with long-standing, ingrained and problematic characteristics
Over the years, many people have been through therapy with me and fed back that they are profoundly and positively changed, and are aware this has occurred through their own insights and efforts.
Working with individuals and couples, I have helped numerous people with depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.
At the moment many of us are experiencing problems and issues we have not encountered before. We have new reasons to be frightened, confused and worried. Let's face it, Coronavirus affects us all in one way or another. Many of us are feeling anxious and/or depressed as a result...
At times, our lives do not go to plan and may seem to spiral out of control, or simply make us feel down...
I also work with people who feel unhappy or lack fulfillment, but who may not know why, as well as those who simply wish to understand themselves better, develop their creativity, or find meaning, purpose or direction.
In your therapy sessions, whether by phone, video or face-to-face, I aim to provide an environment in which you will feel safe and secure enough to express what is going on in your life, and your mind and body. There is no rush, you can take your time.
We will build a picture or pattern of what is going on now, and how it is being maintained. If it feels right for you, we can then take a look back into what has occurred in the past, to gain insight into how your present situation may have developed. This will help me formulate a plan of how we will work together over the coming weeks and months.
Many people have been through therapy with me and found they are profoundly and positively changed, and they are aware that this has occurred through their insights and efforts.
I am passionate about the positive and essential role supervision and peer-to-peer collaboration can play in the therapeutic process, as well as the therapists’ professional and personal development.
If you are a therapist or trainee looking for a potential supervisor, let's discuss how we might work together.
I supervise Trainee and Qualified Counsellors and CBT therapists, having six years experience of supervising, both in the NHS and in Private practice.
I have a special interest and experience in working with adults on the Autism Spectrum and their family members.
Listed here are some of the problems I have extensive experience of working with, including but not limited to:
Bereavement and loss...
Living with Autism Spectrum Conditions
Personality Disorders such as Emotionally Unstable Personality.
Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME or Fibromyalgia...
Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) from 2005.
As such I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the professional conduct procedure therein.
Accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) from 2014.
As required by the BACP and BABCP Ethical Frameworks, I meet regularly with my supervisor who is a highly experienced BABCP and BACP Accredited NHS clinician. They are qualified to supervise CBT Therapists Counsellors, Psychotherapists. These meetings ensure that I am working within ethical boundaries. I may occasionally discuss aspects of the work I am doing with you with my supervisor - but your name will never be disclosed nor any other identifying information.