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MBACP (Accred) & UKCP Reg (Accred)

About me

I offer a professional, confidential and approachable service from my Therapy room in the village of Watton near Driffield and Beverley. I have many years' experience working with people from all walks of life and with many of life's difficulties. I began working as a Counsellor in 2003 and am now a UKCP Registered Psychotherapst, qualified in 2016.

As well as in Private Practice, I work with EAP for companies and large organisations and have also worked for the NHS in the IAPT service.

I undertake Short term, Brief and Focal Counselling, working with immediate goals in a short time frame, and Longer Term Psychotherapy, working at depth with historical patterns of relating. I work from a Relational-Developmental perspective and have a particular interest in childhood difficulties affecting emotional development which have an impact in adult relationships.  I can help you to gain awareness, understand and heal these difficulties so that you can make a more informed choice in relationships and other areas of life.

Issues I work with include: Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Stress, Depression, Health Anxiety, OCD. Trust, Bereavement, Grief and Loss, Abuse, Attachment Issues, Childhood Trauma and issues from childhood family, Developmental Deficits, Spirituality,  Relationship Difficulties, Separation and Divorce, Family Issues, Stress, Difficulties at Work, Low Self Confidence and Self Esteem.

I am Accredited by both the B.A.C.P. and the U.K.C.P. and work within their ethical guidelines.  I am committed to my own personal development, undertaking regular continued professional development courses and therapy.  Like all ethical therapists, I have the support of a professional Supervisor.  These things ensure that I can provide the very best service and experience of therapy for you.

If this is your first Counselling experience, it is natural if you feel a little anxious about contacting a Therapist. You will find that I provide a safe, boundaried space to explore your personal thoughts and feelings in a respectful, non-judgemental and insightful way, providing a reparative experience while helping you to find your own way with the difficulties you bring.

In the current situation with Covid-19, I am now seeing clients in person from my room in Watton where safe distancing, good fresh air-flow and hygiene are maintained.  However, I am happy to offer telephone and online sessions if face to face isn't an option for you. I look forward to hearing from you.

I also offer Clinical Supervision to Counsellors/Psychotherapists. (See Supervision section).

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Registered Counsellor

UKCP Integrative Psychotherapist.    UKCP Registered Supervisor.

Accredited with British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited with U.K.C.P. Advanced Integrative Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £45.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£50 per hour individuals.

£50 per hr supervision

£ 45 per hr for Counselling and Psychotherapy Students

My fees reflect my long experience and qualifications.   If you would like to discuss a concessionary rate, please do so as I would like to make therapy accessible for as many people as possible.

When I work

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Further information

Easy free parking.

Ground floor room in Watton.

East Riding Of Yorkshire, YO25

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

In Watton I am on the ground floor with easy accessibility.

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In person

I am an Accredited BACP Counsellor and UKCP Psychotherapist.

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