About me

Hello. I am a qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist working within the NHS and private practice. I aim to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns. My therapeutic approach is tailored to your needs and involves more than just listening. I am friendly and approachable and will work with you to help you overcome the difficulties which you are facing.

I have a wide range of experience across a number of sectors, including working for charities, Occupational Health Departments in large organisations including the NHS, in private companies and in GP surgeries. I am Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and my practice is therefore evidence based, up to date and conforms to clear ethical standards. 

I have experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of issues. I work both short term and long term. My training and experience includes CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), psychodynamic and humanistic therapies; I also use Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am trained In EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) which I use in work with trauma issues - for example, psychological trauma resulting from road traffic accidents, abuse/ neglect, post traumatic stress disorder, etc.

I also have special interests in a number of issues including work related stress, self esteem, OCD, relationship difficulties, anger, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression and bereavement.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to private practice, I continue to work in primary care and in workplace settings. 

I have significant experience in the assessment and treatment of a full range of mental health issues and have worked with adults, adolescents and children.

My qualifications are:

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • BA (Hons) Psychology
  • BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-processing Accredited Training
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • MA in Industrial Relations
  • Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Personnel and Development
  • BPS Expert Witness Training (Parts 1,2,3,4)
  • Teaching clients to use Mindfulness skills

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society


Additional information

All treatment begins with an assessment. This is also an opportunity for you to establish whether you feel confident that we can work well together.

All individual sessions last 60 minutes and cost £75.

EMDR and couples therapy sessions last 60 minutes and cost £80.

I offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions. Please ask about these at the initial consultation.

Reduced rates are also available for trainee personal therapy and supervision.

Fees are different if you are paying via medical/health insurance. Please contact me for details.

I am an approved provider with insurance companies including AVIVA, BUPA, Vitality, CIGNA, WPA and AXA PPP Healthcare. Please contact me if you are insured with a company not listed and we can discuss how to proceed.

I also offer therapy by Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime, etc.


Appointments are available weekdays and evenings.

Further information

I worked for many years as a senior manager in both HR and general management across the public and private sectors. I work with organisations in the development of services, bespoke training and through employee assistance programmes. I'm a member of the BPS Special Interest Group in Coaching Psychology. Please contact me if you would like to discuss how I can help your organisation or, for individuals, if you would like individual life coaching.

Commerce Chambers Ltd
Commerce House
1 Exchange Square

The Wellness Centre
279 High Street
North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I hold a BPS approved certificate in Clinical Supervision and provide individual and group supervision to student and qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists.

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