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Psychotherapy, Counsellor, Hypnotherapy MBACPProf. Dip. PsyC
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Bolton, BL1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies in an integrative way. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I would like to help you move forwards and feel happier.

I have had a number of difficult life experiences and genuinely believe in the benefits that finding the right counsellor can bring you. In counselling, the therapeutic relationship between the client and the counsellor is key to helping you activate the changes you want to make in your life. I want to help you feel empowered and equipped with strategies to use between the therapy sessions and beyond our last session into a brighter future.

I work with a range of common issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss, trauma, relationship issues, domestic abuse and violence, age related issues, developing self-esteem, breaking unhelpful habits and phobias amongst many others. You will be supported in a safe space to confidentially explore your issues.

I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice and a Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills. I can also incorporate approaches from cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). My training is grounded in Person-Centred counselling, allowing me to draw on Humanist and Psychodynamic modalities but I can also work in an integrative way. This means I offer you flexibility and choice. Your treatment plan may involve working with just one of these therapeutic approaches or combining them in a powerful, integrative way. We can discuss what is the best approach for you and your goals.

The number of sessions needed varies from person to person depending on the presenting issue. We can discuss this openly - your therapy will always remain within your budget and control. We will work together, to help you explore the way you feel now and help you move towards a more positive, hopeful future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications:

  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (level 5)
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists (BACP) Registered Member: 383717
  • National Hypnotherapy Society: HYP16-03439
  • Other Qualifications:
  • MA (Education)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Education Leadership and Management)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • BA (Hons)


  • BACP Coronavirus On-line Primer Course
  • Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Adult Survivors
  • Recognising and Responding to Domestic Abuse and Violence and Safeguarding
  • Introduction to Telephone and Webcam Counselling Theory and Skills
  • Post Graduate Certificate in CBT
  • STORM (Strategic Training of Risk Management)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 per hour for face-to-face, Zoom or phone sessions

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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For face-to-face sessions, please note there are 3 steps into the property and the therapy room is on the first floor.

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