About Me

I am an experienced qualified psychodynamic counsellor and therapist. I will offer you a supportive and confidential environment where all that you bring will be listened to, thought about and valued.  Working psychodynamically means that I believe our present feelings, emotions and thinking are influenced by our early relationships with our parents or carers and from our childhood experiences.  These experiences shape the way we are as adults. I will reflect and think about your past  experiences, together with your presenting issues, with the aim of helping you make better sense of your life and the situation you are struggling with. The pace of how we work is directed by you and I hope to help you move towards a place where change feels possible.

Where  I work

I work from my therapy room situated a few minutes from the centre of St Albans in AL1. There is a free small car park at the front of the building and free parking on the streets nearby.

I also work from a therapy space in Luton LU1 with free street parking.

Both rooms are accessible by public transport.

I can also offer sessions via zoom or on the telephone.

What else I do

In addition to my private practice I am a clinical manager at a charitable organisation that provides counselling to all communities. I also work as a counsellor in an NHS setting.

Previous experience

I have provided counselling for a charity supporting women experiencing domestic abuse and a bereavement branch of a charity supporting men and women.

Prior to my career as a psychodynamic counsellor and therapist I spent several years working with diverse communities within the public sector in London. My interest in human behaviour and why we are the way we are started from a young age which is why I chose a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.  This lifelong interest and curiosity has guided my career.

I have experience of working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and emergency service workers.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology – Plymouth University
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling  -The Counselling Foundation, St Albans
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling – The Counselling Foundation, St Albans
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling – The Counselling Foundation, St Albans

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy). I work in accordance with their Code of Ethics and Standards of Good Practice. I have enhanced DBS clearance and professional indemnity insurance. I am committed to my continuing professional development as a psychodynamic counsellor and therapist, regularly attending training seminars to ensure my knowledge and practice continues to grow and develop.