About me

If you’d like to make a change or make sense of yourself, I can help.  I firmly believe that you write your own life story. But sometimes it can feel hard to face things alone or make sense of the challenges life can present. This is where I can help. For me, the most rewarding part of what I do is seeing someone move to the joy of a flourishing life and mindset.

I support people with a range of issues including relationship difficulties, loss, loneliness, work challenges, issues around identity and transitions in life (such as children leaving home, retirement, post-divorce or break-up, coming out, changing career).  Perhaps you have been thinking for a little while that it would be good to talk to someone in a confidential and safe space.  We can all have times when we struggle - therapy and counselling do not need to be a last resort.   

My main way of working is person-centred, although I am also able to use a range of techniques and approaches. Some examples include coaching, transactional analysis and mindfulness techniques.  

My private practice is in Urmston (M41); however, I do also see clients via Zoom or by phone. I also offer walk-and-talk therapy in the Trafford area. Please contact me for details about the measures I take to ensure in-person sessions are secure in terms of Covid-19.

I appreciate taking the first step and making contact with a counsellor can be daunting.  It’s natural to feel uncomfortable or hesitant.  You may have additional questions and I am happy to have a chat with you.    If I am not right for you, I'm also very happy to speak with you about how you might find a counsellor or therapist for your needs.

🏳️‍🌈 I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, BACP accredited qualification

Masters in Education, UCL

ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

BA (Hons) Philosophy, and MA (Cantab), Cambridge University

After 15 years working in London as a Solicitor with leading City and US law firms, I left law completely in 2020 and have been building my counselling and coaching practice.  

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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.

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer both daytime and evening sessions on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Daytime sessions cost £50 and evening sessions (from 7pm) cost £60. Sessions are 50 minutes.

I have two places at a reduced rate for students and trainee counsellors / therapists. Please get in touch for further details. I ask for payment on or before the session by bank transfer.

In addition to counselling, I am able to work with organisations on a consultation basis if work is required around psychological wellbeing programmes. I am also a therapeutic executive coach.  Please contact me for further details.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My normal working hours are Monday and Wednesday 8am to 7pm (excluding bank holidays) and Thursday 2pm to 9pm. I will respond to messages within one working day.

Manchester
Greater Manchester
M41

Sale
Trafford
M33

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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