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About me

If you're here, you're probably looking for some help and support.  You may be feeling a bit low, or overwhelmed.  Perhaps you just can't figure out what isn't working for you.  Perhaps you have diabetes and feel like it's ruling your life.  Something isn't working, but what?  And how do you make it better?

Every now and again, nearly everyone feels as though life is getting on top of them. For some people, these are transitory feelings that pass quickly, but for others, they are more difficult to shake off and can begin to cause problems at home and work.

What if I could share with you a way of listening to and supporting yourself so that you could feel better, more on top of the situations in your life and more able to manage?  What If I could help you increase your general well-being?

I provide psychotherapy in a non-judgmental environment to help people address and resolve even the most complex and intractable problems. Initially, I support you and listen in a way that you may not have been listened to before: fully, undistractedly and empathetically.  Through working with you, you will absorb the way I work and be able to continue supporting yourself when our work ends. 

I have extensive experience working within the NHS, based in a large hospital outpatient psychiatric unit, a Community Mental Health Team and as a psychotherapist in GPs’ surgeries. Alongside, I have maintained a busy private practice alongside my work within the NHS.  I have experience of working with clients from a great diversity of backgrounds with many differing needs and requirements.

Both within the NHS and in private practice, my integrative approach to psychotherapy involves drawing on several different methods, including IFS (internal family systems), psychodynamic and humanistic approaches, while incorporating aspects of CBT. I also use EMDR for working with trauma. 

I specialise in working with people who have diabetes.  You may be struggling with a recent diagnosis, or you may have had the illness for a long time; either way, it is a big illness, and it is very demanding.  It's not surprising that it can sometimes be overwhelming!  I have had diabetes for a long time, and I really understand what you may be struggling with. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons)

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (PGDip)

Advanced (Post Graduate) Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy

PhD, Psychology, University of Exeter

Member UKCP


EMDR training, to final level 3

Level 2, EFT advanced practitioner

Member CMC (Civil Mediation Council)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My office hours for face-to-face sessions are:

Mondays from 1330-1900

Wednesday 1330-1900

Thursday 0830-1300

For Tuesdays and Fridays, I work with people via Zoom

Further information

I specialise in working with people with diabetes - either Type 1 or Type 2.  I have lived with diabetes myself (T1D) for a very long time, and I really understand how overwhelming this illness can be.  Diagnosis can also be traumatising.

If you are experiencing diabetes distress, or any other difficulties in coping with diabetes, I am ready to help.

Schoolmaster's House, 39 College Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4AG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults