About me

I am a MBACP (Accred) Counsellor working from the Banbury Therapy Centre and Albion Consultancy, Northampton. I can offer you a safe place where you can say the unsaid, explore difficult feelings, complex situations and relationships. I am available on Friday Mornings and Friday evenings in Banbury, and on Tuesday daytimes at Albion Consultancy, Northampton.  I work short and long term with clients, usually meeting on a  weekly or fortnightly basis.

You maybe nervous to begin counselling or unsure of what it may be like, so our first session is to get to know each other, and I can answer any questions you have about the counselling process itself.

You can then decide if you want to meet again and we can begin to explore what is troubling you. My clients often say they feel lighter when they have felt safe enough to open up and share the weight of their fears, worries and feelings with me rather than struggling alone.

I can help you to see who you are, your strengths and defences. Through a developing trusting relationship, I can share insight into how you see yourself, how I see you and how others may perceive you. Together we can look at who and where you are and opportunity for change.  We can explore your past and present experience of the world, looking at repeating and unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

I work in Private Practice and also am a Volunteer for a Bereavement Service, offering counselling support for those who have experienced the death of someone close, often in complex and traumatic circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Psychology, Level 5 Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Dip. Counselling

MBACP (Accred)

Qualified Humanistic integrative counsellor - Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis

Specialist Training in Bereavement Counselling

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Complex Bereavement - including suicide, murder and violent death, death of a child, multiple deaths, sudden death

Strong background in the commercial world, occupational, organistional stress, and professional relationships and issues. Competition and promotion in the workplace and the impact of stress at work on home life.


Additional information

My fees are £50 for 50 minutes.

I am available at Banbury Therapy Centre Fridays 9am-1pm and Fridays 5pm-9pm

I am available at Albion Consultancy, Northampton on Tuesdays 11am-4pm

Further information

As an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred), I work to their Ethical Framework which guides me to work safely and ethically within a counselling relationship. I attend regular Clinical Supervision to safeguard my practice and attend professional development days to develop my skills and maintain my professional standards.

Banbury Therapy Centre
69 Oxford Road
OX16 9AJ

Albion Consultancy
24 Albion Place

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online/telephone counselling available In Banbury there is step free access but this is not available in Northampton