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About me

I am a Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, helping clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, difficult relationships with eating and food, body image concern, low self esteem/confidence and relationship difficulties.  I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma in their childhood.

I have a Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and am also a Senior Accredited Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My approach combines my humanistic values, drawing on my training and experience in Mindfulness, Mindful Self-Compassion, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy.  My therapy style is warm and interactive with a belief in treating everyone with compassion, respect and sensitivity.  I therefore tailor a treatment plan that will meet your unique and specific needs.  

Area of Specialism:

I have many years of experience of working with Eating Disorders and Concern with Eating, including inpatient and outpatient therapy at The Priory Hospital:

  • Comfort Eating/Over-Eating
  • Binge-Eating
  • Body Image Issues including Body Dissatisfaction and Distortion
  • Psychological support pre and post Bariatric Surgery
  • Bulimia Nervosa*
  • Anorexia Nervosa*

(* in conjunction with appropriate medical support)

I appreciate that it takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happy life and to take the first steps towards change.  If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you on your journey.  

Please do feel free to contact me, either by email or phone if you would like to discuss the possibility of working with me or alternatively visit my website for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications:-

  • Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Analysis
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma in the Legacy of Childhood Trauma
  • Mindful Self Compassion Teacher
  • Mindful Eating Teacher


  • The Priory Hospital, Southampton
  • Spire Hospital, Portsmouth
  • The Priory Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex
  • MIND in West Essex
  • Employee Assisted Programmes
  • MoreLife Weight Management Service
  • RENEW Counselling Service, with Eating Disorders
  • GP Surgeries based in the London Boroughs of Walthamstow, Leytonstone, Havering
  • GP Surgeries based in Hertfordshire

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

When I work

Weekday - daytime and evening appointments

Further information

  • BUPA Recognised Mental Health Therapist.
  • Aviva and AXA PPP Registered Therapist.

Bracklesham Bay, West Sussex, PO20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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