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About me

I am a counsellor who provides a safe, warm and comfortable place for clients to explore what is making them feel unhappy with their lives, and enable them to explore how they can move forward or adjust to what they are experiencing, to be the person they want to be and lead a happy fulfilling life. Our lives can change in a second sometimes this is a good experience, but when it changes and makes us feel unhappy, sometimes alone and overwhelmed with life, we want this to change. However, this can be painful and difficult to do alone, I believe counselling gives the client a safe place to explore these feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

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

  • Cultural issues
  • Spiritual/Religious issues
  • Islamic counselling

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From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation

Fees are £35-45 per session

Discounts are given to those that are on low wage income and students.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day time appointments available upon request .

Further information

I always use a person centred approach meaning all the focus is on you and you're in control of the sessions so it gets to a point where you can counsel yourself, I work holistically which brings the element of the mind, body and soul. I also offer coaching which is more informal than counselling & mentoring.

Having therapy can be a daunting experience and it is important for you to feel comfortable in exploring the past present and future so you can move forward in your life, being stuck in patterns and behaviours of the past can impact on how you will move forward by exploring this together you will unlearn these patterns, I create a safe space for you to do this.

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