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Experienced counsellor, trainee counselling psychologist

About me

Therapy offers us the chance to gain a better understanding of ourselves and what has happened to us. I offer an empathic and non-judgmental space to explore your distress and to create a framework for understanding it.

We sometimes find ourselves feeling anxious, or depressed, or we are struggling in ways we can’t quite put into words. Together we can work towards gaining a better understanding of these feelings in a safe setting.

Often the way we react to adversity in adulthood is linked to learnings and experiences from childhood, and finding those links can bring a new perspective to life. Together we can identify those links.

I believe it is a client who should drive their therapy. You are the expert in what has happened to you and I am here to aid your understanding and self-reflection in a safe and holding space as you progress towards the version of yourself that you want to be. 

A word from a previous client:

“April was wonderful and brought empathy, kindness and calm into my life at a time when I really needed them.”

What happens next?

If you are interested in starting therapy please ring or email me to set up an initial free assessment. We will be able to discuss what you would like help with and what you would like to get out of therapy. We can also discuss practical details of therapy such as how often we meet and for how long you would like to meet.

Each session lasts 50 minutes and progress is reviewed periodically to ensure the therapy is still working for you. Please note that I am only offering therapy online. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have supported clients for the NHS, charitable organisations and private companies. I am currently studying for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I will be entering my final year of study next year. I have a BSc in Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology. 

I am a registered member of the BACP

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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