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About me

I am a highly experienced Integrative Clinical Psychotherapist and Counsellor who works with a wide range of issues from Depression and Anxiety through to complex mental health issues. My view is that we all have times in out lives when things can become difficult for us, or we Screen%20shot%202012-09-17%20at%2015.10.feel there is no way forward. Our friends and family can offer support, but sometimes this isn't enough, or there are feelings you just can't share and may hold onto for years.

At times, it can be valuable to work with someone who is totally independent of your life. This gives you the opportunity to fully explore your own feelings within an understanding, non-judgemental and confidential relationship.

I strongly believe that each person has the potential for positive growth. To gain greater insight and a fresh perspective on their life. Allowing recognition of their own personal strength within, to take hold of, and move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Integrative Clinical Psychotherapist and have qualified for my Post Graduate Diploma and Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute in London. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling.

I have extensive training in areas such as Integrative Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Object Relations, Person-centred, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming. I also have specialist training and experience in Working with Personality Disorders, Trauma and Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorders and organised extreme abuse. 

I have experience in supervision working with a broad range of students and qualified Counsellors/Therapists.

I am also a registered EFT practitioner and trained to Masters level III in Reiki.

I have experience working in a variety of settings such as NHS Mental Health Services, Self-Harm, voluntary sector, Drug and Alcohol, with students and Training professionals. I attend regular training for personal and professional development and attend regular supervision and personal therapy myself. I specialise in working with Personality Disorders, Dissociative Disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

I am a registered member of the UKCP and UKAPI and AAMET and abide by their code of ethics.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with issues such as self-harm, phobias, weight issues and alcohol problems. I work with trauma and dissociative disorders and have experience working with Dissociative Identity Disorder and organised extreme abuse.

I offer supervision for counsellors/psychotherapists and training for groups with issues such as Self-Harm and working with Personality Disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

I also use Skype/Zoom as a method of online counselling should the client wish.

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£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

My sessions are 60 minutes long, and my fees are £60 (concessions may be considered dependant on personal circumstances).

And £80 per 60 mins for couples therapy.

My Supervision is £60 per 60 mins

EFT is £60 per 60 mins session.

Health insurance providers - price on application

When I work

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Further information

Working together generally consists of an initial consultation to discuss your issues, if you feel psychotherapy or counselling would be of benefit to you, and that we feel comfortable working together.My private practice is based at my studio in Ulverston, and my hours arranged to suit my clients where possible. This can be discussed initially.
I offer online counselling by Skype too as I feel visual and verbal communication are extremely important when discussing personal issues.

Health Insurance providers


Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

In practicing Integrative Psychotherapy, I also offer Supervision across a wide range of Trainee and qualified Counsellors and Therapists.

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