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Registered BACP

About me

Beginning therapy can be daunting. As someone who has been in this place, I am able to understand how this feels, and I will work to ensure you feel safe and comfortable in this process. As a highly qualified therapist, I can help match the best therapeutic approaches to your needs.

People come to counselling for all kinds of reasons, usually, at a time you may be feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with aspects of your life. This is often experienced as depression or anxiety. My role as a therapist is to provide a safe space for you to explore your difficulties at your own pace, in a safe and non-judgemental relationship.

Therapy needs to provide a safe space for you to be able to talk. I will offer a warm and accepting environment, as I understand how vulnerable beginning counselling and talking about difficult feelings can be.  Through building a trusting and caring relationship, I will work to feel safe and supported on your journey towards healing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master's Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (MSc) - University of Keele

EAP Telephone Counsellor - Bupa UK

Level 2 ABC Certificate in Counselling Concepts & Level 3 ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills - The Manchester College

BACP Registered Member - 386648

LSBC Level 1 & 2 Certificate in Domestic Abuse & Level 1 Certificate in Safeguarding - Cheshire East Partnership

I have experience working with many different issues. I have done a lot of work with domestic abuse, and understand the impact this has on the mental wellbeing of survivors of abuse. I have also completed research into the effects of high-pressured schooling on mental health, and understand the pressures facing young people in such uncertain times.

I have a lot of experience working with students and young people and understand the problems and issues that arise with university life.

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


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £45 per session
  • Free initial telephone consultation 

When I work

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Further information

People often consider reaching out to a counsellor when they feel unable to work out problems for themselves, and sometimes this can feel like going round in circles. We may reach out to friends and family in the first instance, but there are times when it becomes necessary to contact a professional to work through problems with an impartial therapist.

3 Longton Avenue, West Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 3JN

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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