About me

If now is the right time to talk about something that is troubling you, please contact me. It may be that you are struggling with anxiety and low mood. Perhaps you have experienced loss or trauma or just feel you would like to make some changes to your life. I understand that this step is not always an easy one, but I will listen without judgement and offer a safe, supportive environment to enable you to talk freely. Talking together can help to clarify things and find a way through. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and life stages, from young adulthood through to later life. 

I am a qualified counsellor with many years’ experience, and I work online or face to face. I am happy to ‘Walk and Talk’ if that would be more comfortable for you.  Being outside in nature can offer huge benefits to our wellbeing and some people find it easier to talk while walking side by side. I also offer Life Coaching sessions if you would like to explore moving forward and achieving new goals. 

It can sometimes be hard to know where to start and what you want. My work is integrative, which means I can draw on a range of different theories to help you unravel what is important to you, and what changes, if any, you would like to make and how. Please get in touch if you would like a free telephone consultation to discuss how counselling can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professional, qualified counsellor with many years’ experience and I am registered with the BACP

I started my counselling training in 2000 and worked for 2 years as a counsellor and group facilitator with an alcohol and drug agency. I qualified with the NCFE in 2005 and since then my work has focused on supporting people’s psychological health in a number of settings. I have worked within GP’s surgeries in community settings and in private practise. I was students' counsellor within a secondary school for over 10 years and supported students' wellbeing in a local Wiltshire college. 

I am experienced in counselling carers and worked for 6 years as a specialist support for people affected by dementia and their families.   

Over the years I have attended training courses in many specialities including working with couples, bereavement therapy (with CRUSE), life coaching and most recently, animal assisted therapy. My work is integrative (using a variety of different theories) and this allows me to offer an individual approach for each client that fits to your specific requirements.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Coaching

Leaving the Armed Forces

Menopause

Photos & videos

Fees

From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone session to offer you the chance to ask any questions and to see if you would be happy to work with me.

My fee for face to face work is £50 (£55 for Walk and Talk) and £45 for online or telephone sessions. I offer some concessions - please call me to discuss.

Each session is 60 minutes. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

My face to face sessions are in a peaceful, private setting with on-site parking 3 miles outside Royal Wootton Bassett. 

Swindon
Wiltshire
SN4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom