WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling is a talking therapy where a trained therapist is there to listen and help you find ways to deal with emotional difficulties. Therapy can help you to explore your problems and cope with challenging situations by providing a safe, confidential and encouraging space and provide you with coping strategies to manage distress. There are many different types of therapy and it's good to find the right one that meets your needs. When seeking therapy its important to understand if your counsellor has the appropriate training and that they are a member or accredited member of of a professional body such as British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or BPS (British Psychological Society). You will then know that their training and qualifications have been verified and they have been approved to provide support.
As a qualified, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work using an Integrative approach which means I draw on various forms of therapy to best meet your needs. Every person is unique and it is important to find the right combination of therapy that works for you. In my practice I draw on various therapies such as; Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
When having therapy it is important to feel safe, supported and not judged, to help build trust and provide an environment where you can feel comfortable talking about what has happened.
If you feel counselling could benefit you, I can help you explore your needs to gain a deeper understanding around any difficulties you are experiencing and support you in making empowering changes in your life.
I provide individual counselling for adults, with each session lasting 50 minutes. Appointments can be offered face to face, online via Zoom or on the telephone.
Counselling is not an easy process as it can bring many feelings to the surface. When emotions feel like they might be unmanageable, I will introduce techniques to support you that can be used in and outside of sessions. .
I have worked with many organisations and charities, including MIND, Victim Support, Bereavement Services and Women's Aid. As well as being in private practice, I work for a charity and health organisation in London as a counsellor and provide clinical counselling supervision for counsellors and key frontline professionals in Essex and London.
Anglia Ruskin University - Counselling
Minster Centre - Clinical Supervision Diploma
MBACP (Accred) membership
Trauma including; domestic and sexual violence and childhood abuse
Work related and relationship difficulties
Anxiety, stress, and panic
Bereavement and loss
THERAPY AND INSURANCE PROVIDERS
I am approved and work with the following insurance providers;
Aetna Global Benefits
If your therapy is covered by one of the above insurers, I will require an authorisation code. This can be obtained by contacting the provider direct.
LOCATION AND TRAVEL
My private practice is based in Ingatestone and easily accessible from Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford, Romford and the surrounding areas. I am a 5 minute drive from the A12 and 10 minutes from the M25. There is also a train station (a 12 minute's walk away) with direct links to Shenfield, Chelmsford, London and Colchester.
If you would like to speak with me to discuss how we can work together, I offer a free initial telephone consultation. You can either email me or give me a call. If you find it easier for me to call you, please email me your contact number.