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CPsycol, MBACP, HPC Registered

About me


I provide one-to-one therapy and counselling to adults. I treat all kinds of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, phobia, relationship difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder and so on. I have worked part-time in the NHS in a health psychology department and understand the intimate links between health conditions and psychological problems.

My therapeutic approach tends to be integrative. I use a lot of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but always from a person-centred perspective. As far as I am concerned, the client is the expert on their condition; I am there as a facilitator to help them untangle themselves and to help them towards a more rewarding journey in life. I believe in the power of 'mindfulness' - being truly present - and use some techniques from mindfulness practice in my work. I also use EMDR which is highly effective for PTSD and anxiety.

Under normal circumstances, I work from our clinic situated behind the Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham, at Pure Offices. Plenty of parking.

Training, qualifications & experience

I undertook my training at Wolverhampton University and gained a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy, and REWIND therapy.  Both are particularly effective for sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder. I have worked in various settings including the NHS and forensic services. Please see my bio on our website for more information www.chtc.co.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Additional information

My fees are £120 an hour.

When I work

Most days. On line.

Pure Offices, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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In person

I offer supervision to trainee Counselling Psychologists and Counsellors.

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