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Dip Couns, MBACP

About me

The modern world can throw us all sorts of challenges and sometimes we all need a bit of extra support. I’ve been a client and know that reaching out for help can be the hardest step. I have experienced the power of counselling and it is one of the reasons why I underwent training- to offer other people what became so life changing for me. Whatever feelings, worries, thoughts you are having, I offer you a safe space to explore them. A place where you will be fully heard.

If you think I could be the right counsellor for you, please get in touch. Once you’ve reached out, we can look at having a chat on the phone so you can sense if I am the right person to support you. If you think I am, we will then schedule our first session to assess where you are at and how I can help. I offer weekly sessions for as long as you need them but we’ll review how things are going throughout our work together.

I offer 50 minute sessions both in person and online/by phone and I work with age 11 onwards. Please do get in touch to see if I am the right counsellor for you. I don’t want anyone to have to suffer in silence.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with clients from ages 11 to 60 and worked with them on a whole range of issues. I offer counselling tailored to the individual. We work at your pace and in the way that works best for you. I aim to build a strong, open, trusting relationship with all clients as that is the best tool for positive change. We work as a team! I have previously done home visits with clients and am keen to start offering a more nature based experience with outdoor sessions in local parks and gardens. Everyone has different needs and I aim to be inclusive of how my clients work best.

I am seeing an increase in clients with social anxiety and feeling sad. Believe it or not, there isn’t a minimum level of sad that you need to be before you seek support! Sometimes things just don’t feel right, you might not even know why, but that can be a great time to engage in counselling.

I hold the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I’ve recently completed a course in Children and Young People's mental health. I have experience with anxiety and depression in adults and young people.

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

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From £35.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees do run on a sliding scale from £35. Please don’t let the cost stop you from getting in touch with me. If I can help, I will.

A standard 50 minute session face to face is £45. I offer a cheaper rate of £40 for zoom or telephone sessions and anyone under 16 is charged at £35.

I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone chat to see if we can work together and so you can sense if I am the right counsellor for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Thursdays are face to face sessions in my old town office. I have availability for online work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Further information

I am a counsellor who takes the lead from her clients. You decide what you want to talk about in our sessions and I work with you to find a way through. I want you to feel in charge of your therapeutic journey, to feel accepted without judgement and supported as you work through whatever is troubling you. 

Catalyst Counselling, 88 Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3NW

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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My current premises are not wheelchair accessible unfortunately and is one of the reasons I offer home visits and online sessions.

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