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MA, BSc Psychology, Dip Counselling, Dip SW-CQSW, DMS. MBACP
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Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10
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About me


My Practice

Personal Consultancy with an Integrative Coach Counsellor offered via Video Call or phone call, to Adults, Couples, Families or Parents with concerns for Young People of 16 or 17 years.

My Commitment to Healing & Creative Personal Development

Since the age of 16 years, I have been fascinated with psychology, therapy and hypnosis, I discovered in books in my local library. I have had a life long commitment to exploring and developing knowledge and expertise in therapeutic understanding , communication and change-work for the benefit of children, adolescents and adults, parents and families. I have pursued this in mainstream mental health care, through training in theory and practices (systemic, narrative family therapy, solution-focused brief therapy,  psychodynamic counselling, attachment theory, trauma-informed practice, mentalization) and in complementary practices of hypnosis, shiatsu, emotional freedom technique, visualization, plus others.

Our Need to Be Listened To

Whilst I like to believe that we are all doing the best that we can; we can often benefit from the guidance, support, coaching or deeper support of therapeutic counselling or just someone who listens to us, when faced with difficulties or obstacles in our life path, or the challenges of loss, transition or a new project.

Benefit of Integrative Coaching & Counselling

I combine in integrative practice coaching and counselling as they complement each other allowing us to focus on your needs for either approach at any time in each appointment and accelerating your progress.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications Trainings & Experience

Diploma In Counselling (1995)

Diploma Coaching (IPHM 2022)

BSc Psychology (Hull Univ 1979)

M.A In Psychoanalytic Observational Studies (Tavistock Centre /Univ East London (2005)

These are main trainings. Multiple shorter course trainings listed on Website: 

For 28 Years in NHS Mental Health Services with adults, couples, teenagers, young adults, parents, families and as consultant to network professionals, I have been providing counselling integrated with coaching enhancing accelerated  improvement for my clients' emotional and psychological wellbeing. 

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

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

Virtual Appointments via Video Call: Allow Greater Flexibility of Access 

This arrangement avoids the necessity for travel saving time.

I can offer to meet virtually (by video call) with those who want work on improving understanding, acceptance or improved communication in their relationships; this may be for couples, or a parent and young person, or a number of family members. We can work in this way with participants at the same location or via a video call from different locations.

Therapies offered


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

For Details of Services & Fees please See my Website : -  

Please visit the website and send me a message requesting your free 30 minute video discovery call.  Add your contact details: mobile number & email, and a brief description of what you want to talk about.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. 14.00 (2pm) - 19.30 (7.30 pm) for session starts. 

Further information

Contact me to arrange your Free Discovery Call

To contact me to arrange your free discovery call, please visit and read the information on the website. Please use the Instant messaging button on the webpages in which you can give your email address and/or phone number, and write briefly what you want to talk about.

My Reply to You will be within 24 Hours

I will reply as soon as I can by email or phone call to try to arrange your free video discovery call, of up to 30 minutes. In this call we can talk about what you want us to talk about in a series of appointments. We can then agree these if you want to work with me.

Our Agreement & A Series of Four Weekly Appointments

If we have made an agreement to work together then I can offer a time slot and will invite you : to agree to a series of four appointments, via video call; to register and; agree to the arrangements we are making.

Referral-On If we were not well-matched in skills & needs

I will let you know if I think that we may not be a good match : my skills with your needs. If I can give you any pointers as to where to seek an alternative I shall do so. 

Bookings for Appointments Online

Here Is the Link to Make an Online Booking Either for Our Discovery Appointment OR for a Series of Four Appointments, when we have agreed to work together: 

Where you will find, upper left,  options under treatments types: select 'Discovery - Free Appointment.' Select 'Find Appointments' to choose day & time.

No pre-payment will be required for booking: 'Discovery - Free Appointment.'

To book a series of four appointments when we have agreed to work together pre-payment will be required.

I shall look forward to our working together.

Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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All Personal Consultancy Sessions are conducted virtually either by video call or by phone.