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Individual & Couples Therapist, MBACP

About me

Getting support offers an opportunity for you to explore and understand what is going on; your reactions, beliefs about yourself and of course, the possibility of change

I work with people on a wide range of issues including: Relationship issues – Self harm – Anxiety – Isolation – Stress – Loss of direction – Anger - Life changes – Bereavement – Panic attacks – Depression – Perfectionism – Self-esteem – Loss.

Counselling offers, firstly, stabilisation of your emotions: feelings of being overwhelmed, of having nothing left that is worthwhile. Together we will be curious about what goes on inside you and how that affects your view of others around you and the world. As counselling proceeds I hope you will become aware of your strengths and vulnerabilities, and be able to choose how to respond to your life’s journey.

Relationships are central in our lives, whether your partner, family or friends. Good, bad or ugly there are moments when we ask how did the one who I love so much become the one I cannot even bear to look at? We long to connect but end up arguing, walking out, and in despair. Everything else can become out of balance when our closest relationships are under stress.

Counselling sessions give you an opportunity to find some order in your head, to talk everything through with an unbiased, non-judgemental counsellor, like myself.

I am currently unable to see new clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) Additional Training

Certificate in Counselling Teenagers
CATT (Children's Accelerated Trauma Treatment) Level 1
Diploma in Nursing (Child)

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


Additional information

At present I have a waiting list for new clients.

Concessions for those experiencing financial difficulties and for young people and students.

Individuals: £50 per 50 minute session.
Couples: £70 per 60 minute session

The full fee will be payable with no refund when appointments are missed and for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people