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About me

I am a registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 10 years clinical experience working with a wide range of issues.  As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy(UKCP), I hold full professional insurance and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. This includes a continued commitment to ongoing supervision and training.  I have an independent, private practice run from a dedicated room in my home in Farnsfield (NG22), near Southwell. The venue has free parking and offers quiet, comfortable surroundings with a high degree of privacy.

The service I provide offers clients an opportunity to talk in confidence to someone who has a professional understanding of emotional difficulties. My aim is to support you to develop greater insight into the issues that are bothering you and enable the discovery of possible new ways of dealing with them. I will not judge you or try to influence your decisions in any way but instead will respect your ability to make your own choices in finding ways to move forward.

What happens next?

Following initial contact, a telephone conversation usually takes place lasting approximately 15-20mins.  This is an opportunity to briefly discuss the difficulties you are experiencing and for us both to decide if counselling can offer what you are looking for.  There is no charge for this service.  The next step is to arrange a first session where you can get a sense of what it might be like to work together. I fully appreciate that the decision to come to counselling takes courage and is a big commitment in time, money and emotion, so it is important to me that you feel as fully informed and as comfortable as possible in making that decision.  This initial session is intended to facilitate that process.

There is no obligation for clients to continue at this stage but should you choose to do so, clients are usually invited to book 5 subsequent sessions with the aim of reviewing how things are going at the end of that time. We may then agree to end, or decide to continue for a set period of time, or indeed to work on an open-ended basis. Ideally sessions are arranged at regular weekly intervals, although flexibility to allow for work and family commitments is usually possible.  Unless otherwise specified, all sessions last for 50 minutes plus 5 minutes at the beginning or end for administration purposes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree in Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy from The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute which was affiliated to the University of Birmingham. I have completed additional training in the following areas:

  • Anger
  • Relationship counselling
  • Trauma
  • Attachment patterns in adults
  • Counselling and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Suicide
  • Personality disorders
  • EMDR
  • Supervision

My clinical experience includes working with adults of all ages in a variety of organisational settings, including a GP's practice, employee counselling service, the voluntary sector and a primary care psychotherapy and counselling service provider for the NHS.

I also have a particular interest in working with partners, parents and siblings of people with autistic spectrum disorders, such as Asperger's Syndrome.

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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.


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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience working with trainee counsellors and psychotherapists studying at Diploma, Bachelors and Masters degree level.  I have also worked with Employee Assistance Programmes and insurance companies.

I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision. Fees are £60 per 90 minute session following an initial, free, mutual assessment appointment.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

April 2020

£50 for first assessment session.
£50 for individual session.

All fees are payable by cash or BACS transfer at the time of the appointment.

Please note all fees are reviewed annually in April.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

8.30am - 4.30pm (Mon,Tues, Weds & Thurs)

Further information

Please visit or contact me directly for any additional information you may require.

Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, NG22

Type of session

In person

Types of client



In person

I hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2017) and offer supervision to individual practitioners qualified to diploma level and above who are members of either BACP or UKCP.

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