- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Video and telephone consultations
I have been working in private practice for 10 years as a Counsellor and I am an Accredited Member of the BACP. My practice is situated in the village of Washbrook which is approximately 5 minutes from Ipswich and two minutes from Suffolk One College. Off road parking is available.
I work with individual clients from the age of 15 years and couples also. I offer face to face sessions and I also work remotely via video or telephone.
I first became interested in Counselling when I was experiencing my own difficulties and I sought help from a Hypnotherapist. This experience made me think about helping others and I decided to look into Counselling courses. I began training in 2008 where I completed a diploma in Counselling and Hypnotherapy skills. I then went on to complete a further three years of training in Person-Centred Counselling at the Colchester Institute, where I obtained a Higher Education Diploma. This course is accredited by The University of Essex and the BACP.
Prior to completing my training in June 2013, I started working with Suffolk Mind as a Volunteer Counsellor and saw clients on a more short-term basis (12 weeks). During my training and following on from it, I have seen many clients with a variety of different issues (over 3000 hours of client work). These include low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, problems with work, abuse, relationship issues, agoraphobia, social anxiety and bipolar disorder.
I have completed several courses in CBT which I offer in conjunction with Counselling. This has proven to be very beneficial for people as it works by addressing a persons negative thought processes and any behavioural issues such as avoidance. It works by challenging a persons beliefs around certain situations in order for them to confront their fears.
I have completed a diploma course in couples counselling and now see couples who are experiencing relationship issues and want to work towards finding a resolution.
Counselling can be challenging emotionally but I offer a safe, relaxed and non judgmental environment for people to explore their issues. I have seen so many clients making changes to their lives and become stronger individuals from their counselling experience and it’s very rewarding for me to experience this with the client.
Areas of interest
Anxiety; depression; low self worth; bereavement; (including loss of baby), relationship issues; work related stress; illness; abuse; agrophobia and social anxiety.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Diploma in CBT Centre of Excellence 2016
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotheraphy Chrysalis 2012
- Higher Education Diploma in Person Centred Counselling Colchester 2013
- Diploma in Relationships and Couples Counselling Oxford College 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- BACP Accreditation , 2017
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Counselling session - (5-50)
Counselling session - remote - (5-50)