BSc MBACP HCPC CPsychol
I have a BSc in Humanistic Counselling (Level 6) and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with adults in the charitable sector as well as in person in my private practice near Maidenhead, Berkshire. I hold a certificate in online counselling and offer remote counselling to adults throughout the UK.
I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a HCPC registered practitioner psychologist with over 20 years of experience in working with children, parents and young people both in Europe and the UK. I currently see children in person at my private practice. I do not offer online counselling to young people under the age of 18.
In all aspects of my work, I strictly adhere to the guidelines and code of ethics of both the BACP and the BPS in relation to confidentiality and professional practice:
Counselling with Adults
My approach to therapy with adults is informed by the philosophy of humanistic counselling – the central belief in human capacity and that we all have within ourselves the ability to progress towards wholeness, growth and healing.
The aim of this approach is to enable people to gain greater self-understanding and self-acceptance in a way that builds up their trust in themselves and ability to make their own choices. Essential to this is a positive and supportive client/counsellor relationship based on Person-Centred theory and the skills of empathic listening and understanding, genuineness and unconditional positive regard.
My blend of counselling also builds in approaches from TA (Transactional Analysis) and Gestalt therapy such as how parental messages internalised in childhood affect us in adult life or how we can learn to listen to our emotions, intuition and body as well as our mind.
Counselling and Psychology for Children and Young People
My approach to counselling and psychology with children and young people is more integrative and builds on many years of experience working in schools as a practitioner psychologist.
My initial aim is to gain access to the child or young person’s view of themselves and their world. I then use a tailor made mix of counselling, coaching, positive psychology, CBT approaches and solution focused therapy approaches depending on the age and issues of the child and young person.
As younger clients tend to prefer to be doing something rather than just talking there will always be the opportunity for exploring issues through drawing, reading, simple quizzes or questionnaires, games or creative tasks as well as discussion.
"A time to slow down, reflect, explore your feelings and share what’s on your mind"
Helen Moss, BACP Counsellor