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Pronoun: she

About me

I am a Qualified, Experienced Counsellor of over 12 years.  I offer a warm, down-to-earth, confidential service. I believe the focus should be on you. Showing you how to listen to your inner voice in order to evolve. I work within the person-centred approach, but if you want goals setting or tools to guide you, I have experience in those approaches.  The choice is yours?

I can work online/via telephone or face to face.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Qualified Professional Counsellor. Registered with BACP.

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with CPCAB

   * Anxiety

   * Depression

   *  Work-related Stress

I am person-centred in my approach. I also use short-term focus to help you get back on track. I have had my own Private practice for 12+ years.

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

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


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • £40 per session for individuals

Please ask if you need concessions rates. Thank you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Afternoons, evenings and some weekend sessions are available.

Further information

I can Counsel via Skype, Email or Telephone.

1 to 1 is always better but sometimes it comes down to connecting within a relationship.

Stevenage, Herts, SG2

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Steps to front door.