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MA.Couns. Pract., Adv. Dip. Fam. Ther., Cert. Infert

About me

I am an accredited counsellor working from an Integrative therapy model. I focus on Attachment theory, Person Centred Therapy,T.A, NLP, Compassionate Mind Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. I have 25 years experience as a private counsellor and 10 years in primary health. I am also a lecturer in counselling.

I specialise in working with infertility, perinatal and postnatal issues,  parenting issues. 

I run parenting groups for the mother with a new baby. This does not have to be your first baby.  I have done much research into the early stages of having a new baby and feel passionate to help mums in this area.

I run an online parenting course - Compassionate Mums - Helping you through the early stages of parenting. My aim is helping you to be a confident mom and develop a more compassionate self.  Please email for more information.

My research for my Masters dissertation was in, "The transition into new motherhood and the need for a counselling service."

I also specialise in working with low self esteem issues and bullying. This includes work related stress.

I believe whichever model or theory of Counselling is used the essential component is rapport and empathy so that you feel truly heard and properly listened to.This is important when working with people who have anxiety or depression. I think it is essential that I understand things from the client's point of view. It is not my role to dictate or judge you or tell people what they should do, rather I see my role as empowering you to see your potential and together workout different strategies.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (Accred). November 2011
MA in counselling practice - Derby University 1996
Post graduate diploma - Derby university 1995
Post graduate certificate - Derby university - 1993
CBT course - Derby university 1997
Practitioner in NLP 2005
Diploma in Systemic and Family Therapy 2007
Certificate in infertility counselling 2006
Skills certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1991
Theory certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1990
Introduction into counselling St. Johns college Nottingham.
Breastfeeding counselling certificate 1994

Mindfulness cert. 2016

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Infertility issues, parenting, adoption, low self-esteem, confidence building, couple counselling, adult bullying.


From £50.00 to £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Can contact outside of working hours to make an appointment

Working hours Monday till Friday 9am till 9.30pm

Further information

I run parenting courses - 8 sessions
Focussing on the emotional side to parenting especially on the transition into new parenthood.
contact for further details. These classes include pregnancy as well.

Some of the topics covered are:

The birth, social pressure when becoming a parent, expectations of parenting, normalising the emotional side to parenting, baby development.

I lecture for organisations on listening / counselling courses.
contact for futher details

Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms