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About me

I am integratively trained as a psychotherapist, with many years experience as both a counsellor short-term and a psychotherapist long-term, and deeply interested in Constellations Family systemic approach too.
I hope to create dialogue with you as a client, so that we can talk easily but deeply about any issue that you bring. I know that in the pandemic many people need to talk about loneliness and isolation, and possible worry about the security of their jobs. Many others need to talk about anxiety or depression, and I am used to helping people come to terms with bereavement or loss through relationship breakdown. Even with loving committed relationships, we may struggle with how we communicate, especially when the world is in turmoil as it is now. Often it is issues within our present family, or originating in our family of origin, that are troubling us or holding us back. I am happy to talk about how you feel you communicate, or fail to communicate, and how to manage your anger if you feel that you resort to anger too easily, or any other relationship issues. Feelings of sadness and loneliness are things we all need to talk about
I also believe we are all born into a deeply embedded field of energy within our family, and we can become entangled by blind love or loyalty very easily, and then feel stuck. Working with the dynamics of the family situation, looking at what we are carrying for our parents, can really help when the present does not seem to be yielding any options for growth or change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Neo-Reichian therapy 1984, Leeds.
Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling: 1990-1997:Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy , UKCP Registered in 1999,
Diploma in Integrative Group Psychotherapy: 1994-1995: the Minster Centre, London.
Cert in Supervision with Centre for Supervision and Team Development 2005.
Certificate in Family Systemic work (90 hours) 2004-2005, with Constellations Work training, Bristol.
BACP Accreditation April 2002 onwards.
19 years experience as a student counsellor in an FE college (4 years) and 2 universities (15 years).
Private practice since 1987, firstly as a bodyworker, then as a psychotherapist and counsellor. At University of the West of England, Bristol, I ran groups for students and co-ordinated the group work programme.
2005: Certificate in coaching, Newcastle College.
2007-2008: Diploma in Organisational Devpt. I am just starting to work as an occasional organisational consultant in other universities.

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Accredited register membership

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Transgenerational family issues, with Constellations family systemic approach as founded by Bert Hellinger.

Women's self-defence issues - I used to be a women's self-defence tutor in Adult education.


£54.00 per session

Additional information

£54 per 50 min session for counselling or psychotherapy.
1 concessionary place: £35, please enquire
Supervision £55 for 50 minutes (some concessions for newly qualified practitioners available)
Individual Constellation (family systemic approach) session £70 for 90 mins.
Coaching: £60 per 1 hour session, or £225 for a series of 4 sessions.

When I work

I have several slots available on Tuesday daytimes, and on Wednesday morning and early evening and two on Thursday

Further information

I have worked with people of all ages from aged 12 to 80, but with a lot of young people aged from 18 -25, particularly in my student counselling settings. I am happy to work short-term or long-term or in 'episodes'. Some clients I have seen for several episodes of therapy ranging from 3 months to 3 years with varying gaps in between.

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Right now in lock down, I am working online by zoom or by phone, whichever is easiest for you.

Additional languages

A little French


In person

I love the process of supervision, as a form of ongoing and continual learning, both about developing my own way of giving supervision, and what enlivens interests and supports my supervisees, and what we both continue to learn about the clients we discuss.

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