I offer face to face counselling in safe and comfortable settings located in Berkhamsted, Amersham and Hemel Hempstead.
If you prefer, telephone counselling is available which can be helpful if you have difficulty travelling or have time constraints.
Walk and talk counselling is just like it sounds - the therapist and you are walking outside during the counselling session instead of sitting inside.
Many clients feel this is a more relaxed environment.
Walking is not only good for your physical health, it benefits your mental wellbeing.
I use hypnotherapy for therapeutic purposes. Hypnotherapy is a useful tool which can help you to learn relaxation techniques which you can take away and practice. Especially helpful for dealing with stress and anxiety.
Whilst in a deeply relaxed state we are able to focus on specific problems or to help you succeed in achieving your goals.
My style of counselling is person centred and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
As a BACP member I meet the standards of professional practice and knowledge under the BACP Register for Counselling and Psychotherapy which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
As well as working in my own private practice, I volunteer at my local hospice providing bereavement support and provide counselling to support offenders within the prison service. I am also a counselling tutor at my local college.
I offer support with everyday issues including anxiety and low mood as well as providing specialised and specific support for major life experiences such as relationship breakdown, bereavement, redundancy, changes in life direction, retirement, family issues, becoming a new parent, becoming a step-parent.
Not all counselling work has to go back to the past and I am able to work with clients who wish to stay in the present and work through issues using solution focused techniques.
Talking therapies can help us process our experiences and help to challenge negative thoughts and behaviours.