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Dip. Integrative Counselling MBACP

About me

As a counsellor I often work with clients who are feeling stressed, struggling with anxiety, have low mood, low self esteem. who feel lonely, lost, stuck and unsure of what to do or where to turn for help.  If this sounds like you then get in touch I can help you gain an understanding of these feelings and emotions by offering a safe space to talk without judgement.

I work integratively with person centred at the heart of my practice. I offer empathy, honesty and creativity to allow you to work through whatever issues you have in a safe confidential space.

I adapt my approach to suit you, as everyone is unique and I recognise that we all have different needs. This allows us to build trust and a working alliance to enable you to feel safe and confident to explore your emotions and feelings. This can help you to heal, grow, enable change and help you build resilience for the future.

I offer online and telephone sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) working within their ethical framework.

I have volunteered with the Samaritans, worked at universities, further education colleges working with young people age 14+ and with a problem gambling charity as well as a general counselling agency.

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Samaritans Training
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • ACTO Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 
  • Problem Gambling

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


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I charge £45 per session, I understand how important it is to find the right counsellor to work with, to help you decide if you would like to work with me I offer a free 20 minute conversation either by telephone or online.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Truro, Cornwall, TR1

Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms