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About me

Does life feel overwhelming? Are you feeling stuck? Depressed? Anxious? Lost? Perhaps you are struggling to face each day? Maybe you have feelings of not wanting to be here? Life can throw things at us that we never expected or things that are difficult to recover from. The world can at times seem a very lonely, frightening, and desperate place.

Whatever your circumstances there are times when we all need to find some emotional support to help us recover and I can help with this.

I am a warm and empathic counsellor offering a supportive, non-judgemental, and confidential space for you to focus on the difficulties you are facing. This will be done at a pace which feels right for you, giving you an opportunity to be heard from your own unique perspective. I can help you explore what is important to you, what difficulties you have faced or are facing, what changes you might want to make or what you are having trouble accepting. Working together, we will explore your unique qualities, strengths and difficulties and focus on how you can move forward in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I adhere to their ethical framework and meet their professional standards of work.

I have experience working with adults over the age of 18 with a range of life experiences.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Fees are £45 for a 50 minute counselling session

Online sessions via zoom are currently available.

Cheltenham, GL50

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults