About me

Face to Face and Online counselling and supervision

I have over 25 years experience in counselling and psychotherapy within the NHS and private settings. I have worked with a wide range of emotional difficulties.
I offer a non judgmental environment in which to think about your difficulties and together with you try to find better ways to manage them. You may wish to contact me if you experience difficulties such as with:
Relationships, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, anger, family, difficult childhood experiences, gender identity, infertility, cultural and significant life changes such as in the family structure or moving to a new country.
My approach is broadly psychodynamic offered to individuals aged 16 and over from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds.   I work with individuals, couples and family members.

I have experience in training and facilitating groups. I am a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor. My experience covers settings such as the voluntary, educational, public and private health.

I am also a senior accredited member of the BACP and the British Infertility Counselling Association and am a trained couples therapist and an accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) therapist and supervisor (Anna Freud/Tavisotck).

Training, qualifications & experience

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy -
Senior Accredited member.
MSc - Occupational Psychology.
PGD - Counselling/Psychotherapy
PGD - Clinical supervision.
SAMBICA - British Infertility Counselling Association - Senior Accredited member.
Couples counselling and therapy.
DIT - Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Supervisor/Therapist    Anna Freud & The Tavistock

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Infertility: fertility loss, IVF, sperm/egg donation, loss of pregnancy, surrogacy, multi birth and same sex parenting, adoption.

Interpersonal Dynamic Therapy (DIT) therapist and supervisor. 

Telephone / online counselling may be offered to people who are unable to attend sessions outside their homes or live abroad.


From £70.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

£70 per session for individuals(50 minutes)

£80 per session for 16 sessions of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

£90 per session for couples (60 minutes)

BUPA Aviva AXA registered therapist.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  • During COVID19 I offer online counselling and supervision

s. (Not on weekends).

Further information

What is Counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling and psychotherapy are processes that help people examine the issues that have led them to seek help.  The therapist’s job is to listen to you and encourage you to talk about what is troubling you.  The aim is to help you understand your problems, explore options and assist you in reaching your own decisions about how to handle your concerns – it is not to provide the answers or tell you what to do. Therapy may be a difficult process and you may feel that you need to have a few sessions before you experience any progress.  However many people find it ultimately very beneficial and find that they have explored aspects of themselves that have previously gone unchallenged.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a PGD qualified and experienced supervisor.

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