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MBACP, MNCS (Accred), Eating Disorders Practitioner (NCFED)

About me

Professional, caring and confidential psychotherapy, counselling, clinical hypnotherapy and coaching for adults, couples and groups/organisations. I provide support to my clients so that they can manage and deal with all sorts of issues encountered in their everyday life. I aim to help my clients to make the most of their strengths and resources in order to overcome difficulties they may be going through, or simply to help them be themselves… but better.  I specialise in working with eating disorders, food and body image matters, and working with relationship issues for couples, parents and separated coparents.  However, I help people with many other types of psychological matters, including:

  • eating disorders and body image/body dysmorphia, compulsive exercise
  • relationship or communication issues
  • parenting concerns
  • self-esteem and confidence
  • anxiety, stress, panic
  • Negative thinking, worry
  • fears and phobias
  • depression and low mood
  • problem habits and addictions
  • obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours
  • suicidal feelings and ideation
  • trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • coping with chronic pain or health problems
  • lifestyle improvements
  • performance improvement (sports, business, social etc.)
  • motivation
  • managing conflict and anger
  • workplace conflict resolution

I hold a Master Practitioner qualification in eating disorders and obesity from the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) and have had supplementary training for working with eating disorders with the Maudsley Hospital and Kings College/IoPPN and the British Psychological Society.  I help people coping with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, purging disorder, obesity and body dysmorphia, as well as support family or carers of those with eating related issues.  I am part of an international network of specialist eating disorder therapists, which helps me to stay current.

I hold a certificate in couple counselling and have also trained with Tavistock Relationships, a foremost provider of relationship and family therapy.  I continue to work part time for Tavistock Relationships as part of their Reducing Parental Conflict team, alongside my private practice.  In this capacity I work with parents and co-parents experiencing conflict and parenting difficulties and facilitate groups for co-parents.

I hold a diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and am an Advanced Practitioner in Brainworking Recursive Therapy (BWRT®) - a powerful and rapid style of working that works with the brain's neuro-plasticity to enable people to achieve the changes they desire.

I have trained in various approaches for reducing PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), including the renowned Rewind Technique with Dr David Muss.

I have significant experience of working with people dealing with mental health issues, I was a volunteer counsellor for Mind (www,, the mental health charity, for many years and have served on the board of a local eating disorders support charity.

I am trained in coaching skills and techniques and can help those who wish to make personal improvements in their life, using a combination of coaching and therapeutic approaches.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  Modalities I use include Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) and Relationship counselling. The counselling methods that I use are systemic approaches, which means that they are helpful for working with individuals within the contexts of their environments and their relationships, but also in situations where there may be more than one person involved, for example working with couples, families, groups or teams.

I hold a Master Practitioner qualification for Eating Disorders and Obesity from the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED), including nutritional skills. I have also trained in Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for eating disorders with Kings College IoPPN, the Maudsley Method for treating anorexia nervosa in adults and Schema Therapy for eating disorders.

I have trained at Tavistock Relationships in Mentalization Based Therapy for Parenting under Pressure (MBT-PP) and am currently working on a DWP funded project to provide parenting therapy in the community.  I am also trained as a facilitator of Parents Plus - Parenting While Separated groups.

I have worked for several years as a voluntary counsellor for Mind, the mental health charity.  As such I have significant experience of working with adults dealing with all sorts of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, panic disorder, OCD, trauma, bipolar disorder and emotionally unstable personality disorder (formerly known as Borderline Personality Disorder).

I hold a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (DHP) and am an Advanced Practitioner of Brainworking Recursive Therapy™ (BWRT®), a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner. I have completed specialist training in several other areas including managing the effects of physical conditions such as chronic pain, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Tinnitus, motivational weight management, dealing with phobias and eliminating problem habits.

  • I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) where my registration number is 084216

  • I am an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS (Accred.)).  Membership number NCS21-01840.
  • I am an Affiliate Member of the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED)
  • I am registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (registration number 001154-L10). The CNHC is the government accredited UK voluntary register for complementary healthcare practitioners (approved by the Professional Standards Authority).

  • I continue to keep my skills up to date with further study and ongoing training; this, as well as my affiliation with BACP, NCFED and CNHC means that I am able to remain current on regulatory matters pertaining to the use of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and to make sure that I am complying with all statutory requirements.

  • I follow the BACP Ethical Framework and am bound by the CNHC code of conduct.

  • I have comprehensive liability insurance with a reputable professional insurance provider

  • DBS enhanced certificate

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Eating Disorders
Body image
Body Dysmorphia
Weight issues/obesity
Compulsive exercise
Relationships and family concerns
Parenting under pressure
Obsessional or compulsive behaviours/OCD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Neuropathy/nerve pain/chronic pain
Fear and phobias
Conflict management/resolution


From £60.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees depend on the type of appointment.  Please see my website for full, up to date fees and terms:

I offer concessions for young people aged 18-25 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

PLEASE NOTE: I am currently working with clients online only and have limited capacity for new clients (please enquire). My usual practice days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Further information

Please note that I am currently offering online appointments only until further notice.  I also operate a waiting list for new clients, at times of high demand,  please enquire for availability.

I offer a lower cost initial consultation to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you (currently not available in the evening).

My personal practice room is located in a private, comfortable and peaceful location with free client parking.  However, there is no waiting room so please do not arrive too early for your appointment as you may have to wait outside. 

Evening sessions are available but are in high demand and often subject to a waiting list.

Whilst I am happy to work with older teenagers and young adults, I do not work with children. The youngest age I work with is 18.

Unfortunately, my practice premises is not currently fully accessible for disabled clients as there are several steps up to the main door (it is an old, listed building with some limitations). Please call me to discuss if this is of concern.

Life Insight Therapy, Fennels Lodge, St. Peters Close, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1JT

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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My High Wycombe practice is located on the ground floor, however there are a few steps up to the main entrance.

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