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About me

I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore anything you wish, comfortable in the knowledge that what you share will be treated in the greatest confidence. I believe we all have the power to heal and grow, but so often our experiences, circumstances, or just modern life mean we get stuck. Counselling could help you find a way past this, to unravel the complicated thought patterns and bring balance to the things that threaten to overwhelm you.

I specialise in a person-centred approach, which means the sessions are entirely focused on you and your needs. Through counselling, you can start to see things differently, gain understanding, take control and move forward, finding your way to what will hopefully be a more content, more fulfilling life.

I offer a free telephone consultation, so we can make sure this is a good fit for you and where I'll be happy to answer any questions. I work from the ethical framework of the BACP, which ensures your needs are always the priority; hold current insurance and an enhanced DBS check.

I'm a fully qualified, registered counsellor and member of the BACP, currently offering remote counselling sessions, either telephone or video; soon to be offering face to face sessions in Poole.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA(Hons) In Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Dip HE In counselling
  • Counselling Skills level 3
  • Introduction to counselling level 2
  • Storytelling Therapy
  • Remote counselling

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.

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