Individual 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.  

Couples Counselling is a space for you and your partner to talk about the difficulties you are each experiencing in your relationship.  Couples come for therapy for a variety of reasons; to learn how to communicate more with each other, understand their partner better, talk through sexual difficulties, improve their relationship, understand why one or more partners has had an affair or to talk about whether they want to stay together as a couple or separate.  Couples work can help facilitate the process and enable exploration of the difficulties brought to sessions. 

 

My background

Individual and Couples Counselling

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 and couple are unique and it is important to find the right therapy 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 or your relationship, 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 or relationship.  

Education and qualifications

  • Anglia Ruskin University - Integrative Counselling 

  • Minster Centre - Clinical Supervision

  • The Grove Practice - Couples Counselling

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. Couples counselling. Sessions can be weekly for 50 minutes or fortnightly for 80 minutes. Appointments are offered either face to face or online.

 

Experience

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  counselling supervision for counsellors and key frontline professionals in Essex and London.

Support offered in the following areas;

  • Couples and relationships work

  • Domestic and sexual violence

  • Childhood abuse

  • Work related difficulties

  • Anxiety, stress, and panic

  • Anger

  • Depression

  • Bereavement and loss

 

Therapy and insurance providers

I am approved and work with the following insurance providers;

AXA PPP

AXA International

Aviva

Aetna Global Benefits

Vitality Health

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. 

Contact

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. 

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