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BA (Hons), MA, Dip Sup, Registered Member of BACP

About me

I am really passionate about my role as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist as it can be life transforming, from your thoughts, behaviour and emotional responses.  I have over 20 years experience of working in the NHS, Voluntary Sector and Private Practice, highly qualified with a Masters Degree in Counselling to offer you.  Are you feeling regular stress/fear? feeling low in mood and powerless to change? are you harming/injuring yourself?  maybe you're experiencing physical/sexual/emotional harm to you by others, now or in the past? are you experiencing difficulties in a relationship with parents/friends/partner? feeling angry and can't move past it? issues at work you can't resolve? maybe you're reliant on an activity or substance and it feels uncontrollable? You're not alone, I can help you.

I will treat you as unique, with individual needs and goals
and I will work at your pace, keeping focus on helping you achieve any goals you have, whether they are related to the here and now, your past or both.

I offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments

Please access my website for further information in helping you make your decision

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training over 22 years ago and achieved a BA(Hons) in both Counselling & Psychology, in 2003, I studied a Masters Degree (MA) in Counselling and more recently in 2015 a Diploma in Clinical Supervision

I have experience of working in both the NHS, the Voluntary Sector and private practice. I currently receive referrals from the NHS and a Shipley based charity as a Staff Counsellor offering short-term therapy and I have previously worked as an Adult Mental Health Therapist where I worked individually and in groups with clients whom display self-harm type behaviour and with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Within the Voluntary Sector, I have specialised in working with Male and Female Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (Male and Female Abusers) and with young people.

Within my private practice, I have worked alongside many different people from all walks of life, with different ages and with different difficulties.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adult survivors of child sexual abuse from a female abuser, Dissociative Identity Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder

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From £75.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Individuals: £75 In Person appointments, £65 Online (Zoom)
£90 In Person appointments, £75 Online
I offer a free 15 minute telephone or online appointment to check we're a good fit.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

In Person appointments: Monday evening, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until late

Online appointments: Monday daytime, Thursday and Friday until late

Further information

I feel the role of Counsellor/Psychotherapist is a very responsible one, so I commit to spending regular quality time on my own personal development - this is usually in the form of receiving my own therapy, reading appropriate literature or attending any relevant courses. It is important I do this, to ensure I am the best person I can be for my clients.

Saltaire, Shipley, BD18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person

I offer a warm, empathic, collaborative and equal supervision relationship, for you to learn and grow .

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