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MNCS(ACC.) MBACP (Registered)

About me

I am an accredited Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a beautiful counselling room over-looking a garden room, a peaceful place to feel safe in.  My day time and Saturday morning sessions include work with individuals and couples. My Accreditation is with the National Counselling Society,  and I am a Proficiency Registered member of BACP.

I offer an integrative approach, drawing from my training (Psychodynamic, CBT, Humanistic including TA and Mindfulness) working with clients both privately and in the voluntary sector.  I will provide counselling  with a warm, non judgemental professional approach.  Confidentiality, ethical framework and principles kept to the high standards as set out by the BACP and NCS. Boundaries adhered to for protection of both client and counsellor.

Counselling will give you an opportunity to explore and discover, working toward your goals and empowerment. To develop healthy coping strategies to deal with what the world might throw at you.  I will work with you in an informal way doing an assessment for the first visit to give you chance to discuss the counselling process.

I am also a Supervisor, working towards maintaining and enhancing good practice by Counsellors and practitioners.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified Counsellor, MNCS (ACC.) MBACP (Registered)
Certificate in Supervision

Certificate in Counselling Skills
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Approved Supervisor (NCS)

ASIST (Applied Suicide Interventions Skills trained)
SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs)

Continual Professional Devopment Training Includes

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Inter agency Safeguarding Children & Yound People-2 day course
understanding Dissociation
Eating Distress & the Eating Disorder Cycle
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
Assertiveness, Confidence and Communication Training-2 day course
Basic Drug and Alcohol awareness
Grief and Loss, The Effects on the Family
Separation anxiety
NLP Basic introductory course
Drawing and Talking Therapy

As well as having 15 years experience in my private work with clients, I also work as a Therapeutic Counsellor in school, visiting three times weekly. Age group from 11-18 covering a wide range of issues.

Past Organisation that I have worked with and gained experience from include Cruse Bereavement Care, ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors), CASY (Counselling and Supporting Young People). CBC (Children's Bereavement Centre) working with parents/relatives whose children may be visiting the centre.

My experience includes both voluntary and private work and covers a wide spectrum of issues including Relationships and communications issues, both verbal and non verbal. Bereavement and Loss including Anticipatory Grief. Suicidal thoughts. Abuse issues, both past and present. Anxiety, Depression and General Behavioural difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship Issues
Couples counselling
Generalised Anxiety
Childhood Issues
Anger Management
Behavioural Problems
Pet Loss/Bereavement
Suicidual Thoughts
Self Esteem


Additional information

Minimum £40 for a full hour session. (single)
Maximum £60 for a full hours session. (couple)

When I work

Appointments from 9am weekdays. Saturday morning appointments also available.

Further information

My Counselling room is a comfortable area with a pleasant view into my garden room with the garden beyond. In Newark with a 20 minute walk from the town centre.  By car there is ample parking on the road with no restrictions.  Buses from Newark town stop at the end of my drive.  Appointments are usually available within the week as requested so email or Text/ring to take that first step towards empowerment.

Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person

Supervision available.

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