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MBACP | Integrative Therapist

About me

Has it been difficult to move forward from what's happened in the past?
Are you finding it difficult to experience certain thoughts, feelings or behaviours?

Do you need an empathic ear to listen without judgement?

As an integrative therapist trained in various modalities, I work in a modern person-centred focus to collaborate in meeting the needs where they are at. Whether it's a safe space to talk about what's going for you, create a plan to work towards change or explore any underlying issues in self-esteem or relationships.

Our work together looks at leaning in with curiosity and courage at the challenges being faced, and turn towards what comes up for you with integrity and unconditional acceptance.

Starting therapy can feel daunting at first, so an initial consultation without any obligation to start working with a particular therapist can be the first step towards knowing where would be the best place to start.

Training, qualifications & experience

University of East London
BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Centre of Excellence
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Diploma
Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR) Diploma

ACTO accredited training with Counselling Tutor
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

NLP World
Master NLP Practioner, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Coach certification.

The Coaching Room
NLP, Neuro-Semantic Practitioner and meta-coach certifications

Specialised Training Includes

  • Solution Focused / Single Session Therapy
  • Distress, Suicide and Self-harm
  • Relation Trauma and Attachment
  • Sexual abuse and Safeguarding
  • Polyvagal Theory

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

A 30-minute consultation and can be booked via the website. This provides an opportunity to discuss what it is that brings you to therapy and how an integrative approach can help. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Ad-hoc bookings are subject to availability between 9.30am-5pm.
To secure the same time each week or book sessions between 5-7pm, blocks of 4 sessions can be booked in advance.

Further information

How I deliver services

  • Video counselling, psychotherapy or coaching.
  • Telephone counselling.
  • Encrypted email communications in-between sessions.
  • Optional resources and exercises via email.

All sessions are held within a private and secure space.
Hot beverages, blankets and pets are welcome.

Southampton, Hampshire, SO15

Type of session


Types of client

Young people

Key details

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