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About me

Are you facing a challenging decision? Are you struggling with loss? Maybe you're trying to find meaning in your life, or you're dealing with a relationship breakdown. People from all walks of life seek counselling for a wide range of reasons, and counselling is as unique as you are.

Having a confidential and neutral space to explore your thoughts and feelings with a non-judgemental professional can help you to make sense of the challenges life throws at you. Counselling can help you find clarity and make decisions that are right for you.

​I'm Astrid and I'm a chartered psychologist and person-centred counsellor. I offer individual counselling to adults (18+) in person at my Suffolk-based practice, or remotely via Zoom or telephone to anyone in the UK.

I specialise in life transitions and identity exploration - perhaps you've had a life-changing diagnosis, relationship difficulties, or are considering making a significant career change. I'm interested in how we negotiate these transitions, exploring the decision-making process, and supporting clients at "forks in the road".

​Want to know more? Book a free consultation (via Zoom or phone) to ask me any questions about the way I work, and see how we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I first came to psychology when I completed my Masters degree at the University of East London in 2011. I followed this with a Masters in health psychology at the University of Surrey in 2014.

Before completing my person-centred counselling training (Diploma of Higher Education, Colchester Institute), I worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and a Community Cancer Support Team in Suffolk.

In 2018, I completed my PhD at the University of East Anglia. I conducted in-depth interviews with nurses coordinating a new hospital care pathway. This work helped me to appreciate the complexity of interpersonal relationships, and I realised how much I valued the process of supporting people to explore their challenges in a non-judgemental and confidential space.

Member organisations


British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity exploration, existential issues, life transitions

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£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£75 per session; reduced fees for students and low income

When I work

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Stratford St. Andrew, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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