About me

A highly experienced Relationship Counsellor, psychosexual therapist, and Creative Writing for Resilience facilitator with a proven track record of empowering and challenging clients to create change, understand patterns, understand their co-originated management of meaning and find the best way forward for each individual.

I work with clients of varying ages from a variety of cultures, religious beliefs, sexual orientations and abilities, taking in a diversity of mental health issues, adult survivors of sexual abuse, and domestic violence. I have gained valuable experience and understanding of the power of the mind in this context. Working both one-to-one, with couples, and groups from a wide range of industries(empowered self.co.uk) I previously worked with Relate and Cruise Bereavement, and currently run my own private practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified 15 years ago from therapy training, Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling I also hold a certificate in working with Resilience, Post traumatic birth and Sexual Abuse, as well as a PG.Dip in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and an MSC in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Practice.

I became an accredited Relate Counsellor and am a member of College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT), a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Lapidus and used to be trustee for Footsteps Counselling and Care.

Developed and launched online resource MaternityStoriesHeal.com.

I have recently completed diplomas in body healing coaching, forest bathing and 100 hours of yoga teacher training.  

Previous to my counselling work, I was employed at the BBC as an assistant producer in specialist factual, dealing with a range of people and life issues. I have also had a strong interest in patterns of the mind, the stories we tell, wellbeing, and how people can be given their own tools.

Member organisations


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.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

MY fees are £70 per hour for a 60 minute session, group and workshops vary depending on the requirements.

I also have a limited number of concessionary spaces to work creatively with sexual healing. Please contact me if interested in this programme at a discounted rate.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Wednesdays walk and talk therapy am , all other slots virtually  and Thursdays 10.30am-6.30pm


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Able to access my private practice with a wheelchair and park outside.

Online platforms

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