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MA MBACP (Accred). Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Supervisor

About me

About me:

I am a BACP accredited and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer. I have over 10 years of experience in psychotherapy practice within independent private practice, Relate, employee counselling services and freelance contracts. I am qualified to work with adult individuals and couples, families, young people and children as well as providing clinical supervision for therapists.
I offer an independent specialist service for Derby and the surrounding areas.
I am passionate about empowering people to recognise and achieve their potential. I offer confidential and non-judgemental therapy to help clients with a wide range of issues as well as supporting them to increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, manage stress and develop confidence.
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy dependant on individual needs.

I offer the following services:

  • Psychotherapy/counselling with individuals
  • EMDR
  • Relationship therapy for families and couples or other groups
  • Young People’s therapy
  • Post Cult Counselling
  • Clinical supervision for individuals and groups
  • Corporate training
  • I am also available to offer training supervision and training therapy for trainee therapists.

How I work:

As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw upon the following theories to inform my work:

  • Psychodynamic
  • Systemic
  • Person-centred approach
  • CBT (Cognitive behavioural Therapy)
  • Brief Solution Focussed therapy
  • EMDR

My experience:

I have over 10 years of experience working with and supporting individuals and groups in various settings. I have extensive experience of working with clients with issues including, but not limited to: childhood abuse, rape and sexual abuse, domestic abuse, power and control in relationships, mental health, suicidal ideation, self-harm, relationship difficulties, affairs, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, life stages, sexuality, alcohol and substance misuse. Working with these issues has highlighted the importance of helping clients to build resilience, autonomy and confidence.

My Counselling Approach:

I work collaboratively with clients to help increase self-awareness and understanding of responses to the issues discussed. Increased understanding can help with making informed choices on any problematic issues or behaviours you wish to change, adapt or process.
Present day difficulties such as relationship issues, negative thinking, low self-esteem, disproportionate responses to stress and lack of confidence are often linked to unresolved or unprocessed experiences from our past. During therapy, I aim to provide a safe place for you to explore, process and manage these issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Distinction) in Relationship Therapy – Integrative Psychotherapy Masters Degree

MBACP (accred) - Registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)

Certificate in Post-Cult Counselling

Award in Education and Training

Other training:

  • Couples therapy for depression
  • Relate post qualifying training in working with young people
  • Systemic family practice relating to sexual abuseAdult survivors of sexual abuse
  • Working with suicide and self-harm
  • Mental health in couple counselling
  • Transactional analysis
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Mind mapping
  • Spirituality in family therapy
  • Samaritans training
  • Confidence in conflict
  • Therapeutic counselling skills for children
  • Domestic violence and abuse/assessment and intervention
  • People management
  • Coaching skills
  • Debt management
  • Various safeguarding courses
  • Asperger’s and ASD
  • Working with Attachment and Loss
  • Telephone counselling
  • Emotionally focussed therapy
  • Safe uncertainty on supervision
  • Counselling with a sexual focus
  • Disordered personalities
  • Mindfulness
  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • Substance misuse and couples
  • Mindful sex and relationship therapy
  • Societal rape myths and traumatic reactions
  • Spiritual and Religious abuse
  • Substance misuse and alcohol

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with the following issues in Derby and Surrounding areas:

Generalised anxiety disorder



Low moods





Couples Counselling


Affairs and betrayals


Family Issues

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem






Religious issues and religion

Post Natal

Emotional abuse

Sexual abuse



Eating Disorders

Teenagers and Adolsecents

Self Harm


Additional information

Individual Psychotherapy £50.00 (50 minute session).

Couples or Relationship Counselling £65.00 (50 minute session).

EMDR £100 (90 minute Session)

Post Cult Counselling £50.00 (50 minute session).

Individual Supervision £60.00 (60 minute session) £75.00 (90 minute session).

I am willing to offer reduced fees for personal therapy for psychotherapists and counsellors in training.

The fees for training and consultation with organisations are by separate negotiation, this includes work from private health providers and charities.

Group supervision (By separate negotiation).

Note: Reduced fees for Psychotherapists and Counsellors in training and students may be negotiated.

Corporate Daily Rates / Daily Training Rates £350 per day, £200 per half day

Fees are requested to be paid at the beginning of each session or via bank transfer prior to the session.

Please be aware that in the case of cancellation or missed appointments less than 48 hours before the time of the booked session, an alternative appointment can be arranged if possible, however, if this is not possible, the full fee will be required.

When I work


Further information

Street Parking is available.
There is a regular bus service from Derby to Oakwood.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

Individual and Group Supervision is offered for professionals and trainees working with the following client groups: Adults  Children and Young People Couple Work Family Therapy Individual Supervision £60.

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