Background Hertford Counselling
I am a counselling psychotherapist and practitioner of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. In addition to my practice, I have experience of working for public sector organisations such as NHS and third sector mental health charities
I have supported many people over the years through wellbeing and counselling services, as well as those dealing with ongoing mental health needs such as Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Personality Disorders.
Topics commonly discussed in face to face or group therapies would include relationship difficulties, bereavement, depression, anxiety, aggression, addiction, paranoia, isolation, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, bullying, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and suicidal thoughts. Or even just simply listening to someone in confidence.
I continue to volunteer for the Samaritans who provide confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Counselling Training and Supervision
I attend regular ongoing training as part of maintaining my professional development and expertise, ensuring I am up to date with the latest developments in counselling and psychotherapy. This includes:
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Transactional Analysis
- Recovery from dissociative identity disorder
As part of maintaining my professional code of conduct and clinical expertise, I receive regular supervision covered by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) code of ethics.
Counselling Professional Bodies and Registrations
My counselling psychotherapy profile can be found on the BACP register
My practitioner profile can be found on the British Psychoanalytic Council roster page
I am a member of the following online secure counselling registers. Listing is only possible with proof of qualifications, insurance and membership of a governing body such as the BACP.
- BACP Therapist Directory
- Counselling Directory
- Psychology Today
- Hertfordshire Directory
- Counsellors UK
I hold a full Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, previously known as a CRB check.
I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.
I have completed a four years intensive professional training programme at Hertfordshire University, recognised as one of the leading counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in the UK.
I gained an Under-graduate and Post-graduate qualification in Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling.
I have completed a course of study at the Anna Freud Centre (Tavistock & Portman NHS) in London and achieved accreditation status as a practitioner of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy with the British Psychoanalytic Council.