About me

Compass Point Counselling

I am a counsellor and psychodynamic therapist with many years experience of working with adults of all ages and with couples.  I am also a qualified and experienced psychodynamic supervisor for counsellors and other professionals.

I work in a light, pleasant, private consulting room in Ross on Wye. I provide a calm, welcoming, confidential space where we can discuss and explore the issues that have brought you to counselling.

During our first meeting we will decide on the best way for us to work together, and whether you would like to proceed with counselling sessions.  If you decide you would like to work with me, we will meet weekly at a regular agreed time.

If you would like to arrange to see me for an initial assessment session, please phone me on the number above, or email me.  If I am not able to answer, please leave a message in confidence and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I am also able to provide home visits for local clients who have mobility issues - please contact me for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Working with Individuals and Couples

I started working in Mental Health in the NHS in 1995, and bring a depth of knowledge and experience to my counselling work.  I trained in psychodynamic counselling with individual adults at Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS), the largest counselling provider in Gloucestershire, and also completed their Associate course for qualified counsellors and therapists. The training was accredited by the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).  Post-qualifying I undertook further training in short-term solution-focused therapy, and in Couples Therapy at GCS provided by psychotherapists from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy.

I currently provide both open-ended and time-limited counselling for individual adults and couples.  I have had the privilege of working with many different individuals and couples who have brought a vast range of issues to be explored in counselling.  I participate regularly in CPD, and have special interests in working with neurodiverse clients, couples work, and infertility.


I provide psychodynamic supervision for small groups and individual qualified counsellors and other professionals - please contact me for more details if you are interested in this.


Gloucestershire Counselling Service: Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - accredited by WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)

Gloucestershire Counselling Service: Associate Training Programme - accredited by BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council)

CSTD London (Centre for Supervision and Team Development): Certificate in Supervision

Gloucestershire Counselling Service:  training in Couples Therapy

Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust: Families and Beyond (Family Systems Theory)

University of Wales College of Medicine: BSc (Hons) (OT)

University of Wales College of Medicine: Post Graduate Diploma (OT)

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.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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

  • Life transitions - Adulthood / Leaving home / Mid-life / Ageing / End of life
  • Loss of role
  • Retirement
  • Gender Identity - Male / Female / Non-binary


Additional information

Individual assessment / counselling / therapy session - £55 (a limited number of concessions are available for those on low income - this can be discussed at the assessment session.)

Couple assessment / counselling / therapy session - £80 (some concessions available as above)

Home visits - starting from £65 per session depending on distance from base.

All sessions are 50 minutes in length.


Weekdays, Evenings

Further information

Ross-on-Wye is well situated on the M50 for access from both South Wales and the Midlands, and is situated on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean.  My consulting room is within a commutable distance from Newent, Tewkesbury, Monmouth, Ledbury, Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester, Chepstow, Newport, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.

My consulting room is easy to find, but private, with ample parking nearby, both free on-street (look for the 2-hour spaces) and public car parks.  It is minutes from the town centre, which has many independent shops, cafes and coffee shops.

The Consulting Room
18 Gloucester Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

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.

We are on the ground floor with one small step from street level to floor level. Please contact me to discuss access if you are a wheelchair user.

Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified experienced psychodynamic supervisor, with experience of supervising individuals and groups.

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