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Dip.Couns - Registered MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hello and welcome.

As a counsellor I offer individuals a confidential opportunity to explore personal and relational issues in a safe and comfortable environment.

Often our behaviours and ways of being, that have been useful in the past, no longer serve us well in our current lives. Counselling can be a space to gain an awareness into what is keeping us stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour, exploration of which can give us a new perspective and understanding. Developing a greater understanding and awareness of ourselves can increase our sense of freedom, with new choices and possibilities arising, and a sense of clarity in how to move forward and live a more fulfilling life.

I provide a space in which you can truly be yourself, without a fear of judgement or expectations and demands being put upon you. I work in a warm, supportive, open and collaborative way that enables you to explore and make sense of your story.

I believe counselling will take as long as it needs and for this reason I offer short and long-term counselling within my practice. My theoretical approach is Humanistic and Integrative, which means I use several distinct models of counselling, all of which are client-centred and non-directive.

I am currently offering telephone and Zoom counselling sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a number of years’ experience working with individuals from different age groups, cultures and backgrounds.

I completed an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2008 and a further Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling with the Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) in 2017.

I have trained with ‘BRIEF’ – Solution Focused Practice and attended courses in working with building resilience and self-esteem. 

I am also a trained Cruse Bereavement Care volunteer. 

In 2018 I completed a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. 

In 2020 I completed a General Certificate In Online Therapy - Children & Young People with the Academy For Online Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and committed to working within their Ethical Framework.

I am a Professional Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.


The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes and cost £45 per session.

Within my practice, I offer individual counselling to young people and adults.

Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss further and arrange an initial meeting.

When I work

Mondays 1pm to 6pm

Tuesdays 8am to 8pm

Thursdays 8am to 6pm

Fridays 8am to 6pm

Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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