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(BSc Hons, MBACP)

About me

I am an Integrative Relational Psychotherapist.

I work in Private Practice from Counselling Xtra in Carrington. This is a contemporary setting with ample parking and excellent contact to local travel services. 

Therapy is a safe space where life can be discussed without judgement.

I will support you to find new, creative ways to resolve the problem or crisis you are facing. Through therapy you can feel less burdened by the past and face life with new strength and ardour. 

I believe in promoting personal choice, growth, autonomy and boundaries. 

I am passionate about my work and aim to provide a positive counselling experience.

Types of therapy: Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis.

I have specific experience working with individuals who have experienced stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.  I also have vast experience working with clients with autism & learning difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been trained to degree level and have a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy gained following training with The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.

Extensive experience as a therapist for Nottingham Counselling Centre and two years experience working as a Primary Care Counsellor for Trent PTS in the NHS IAPT service.

 Working with young People – (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute),

Counselling for Depression

Compassionate Minds

Gestalt Group Facilitation. 

Experiential Training on the Six Part Story Method (2019)

Exploring Race in the Therapeutic Relationship (2019)

Up to date fully enhanced DBS.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP),
Reg.No. 00922094

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Free informal telephone consultation before our first meeting.

Subsequent sessions are £40
All payments are in cash or by pay-pal or Bank Transfer at the time of the session.
The fees are £40 per session of 50 minutes and would be held weekly unless we negotiate differently.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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