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( MBACP Accred) EMDR therapist, Counsellor, psychotherapist

About me

COVID19.  I am currently taking on new clients working on zoom. Contact me for details and a free ten minute telephone consultation.

Hello and thank you for taking an interest in my profile, just to say a little about me. I am an EMDR and person centred experienced practitioner.

I enjoy working with people, enabling you to find a place of insight and self compassion. I am particularly interested in how our bodies and mind work together and if out of balance, can cause anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, unexplained body ailments, constant worry, dread and self criticism.

The way in which i work is sensitive to your needs. I attune to your body senses as this is the first language we learn. We respond to life firstly, through our sensory system way before we develop language. However, for many of us, we can tune out from this language our ( instinctual self ) as a response to overwhelming or difficult life events. Many of us who have experienced difficult or traumatic life events can respond by activating the fight/ flight/ freeze response which becomes our habitual way of being in the world. This way of being can result in the myriad symptoms many doctors see such as anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking/feeling and behaving. Low self esteem, relationship difficulties and more.

The person centred non directive approach complements EMDR as it is client centred and aims to give you the space and respect to stay out of your way when processing, this allows your body and brain to do its natural healing. Having trained in a variety of approaches I am able to facilitate your process in a way which aims to bring about positive changes.

Together we will explore the root cause to your symptoms and in doing so, you will learn many tools to be able to manage these symptoms thus, bringing you a sense of calm, groundedness and confidence.

Additionally, I will endeavour to work towards understanding you from your point of view, free of any interpretation or analysis and seek to allow your process to unfold.

Person centred therapy is not about techniques or being the expert as such rather, it is about the relationship between counsellor and client.Together we will work in a collaborative way exploring what brings you to therapy.

I continuously update my practice by attending regular training courses and having good supervision.

Please feel free to check out my website for more information and for more information about how ( EMDR ) eye movement desensitization can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Client Centered Psychotherapy

BA Honours in Social and psychological studies

Group work and counselling skills training

Focusing psychotherapy


Compassion focused therapy

Trauma informed therapy

Emotion focused therapy

Critical incident debriefing

Please see my website for more details

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked as a counsellor/ psychotherapist for many years in various organisations. I am able to work with a wide range of people.


Additional information

I charge £50 an hour.

When I work

I am available most days

Further information

I am trained in EMDR which I incorporate into my practice.

EMDR is a holistic approach and has been proven to bring about rapid changes.

Many people come to see me because they are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, domestic violence, ptsd, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, depression and more.

Client Testimonies...

'Thanks for helping me through the struggles and coming to the realisation that I have now. I'm a completely different person, the person I want to be.'

'I'm so so grateful for everything you've done and you taught me so much about myself and how I work. You're a true angel and I'm so glad to have met you.'

The Sycamores, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9EN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme