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About me

I am offering face to face, online and telephone therapy. 

Therapy can provide a confidential space to explore life's problems, challenges and emotional difficulties. Whether you are looking to work through personal, relationship or work-related issues, psychotherapy can help you to live a more resourceful life, provide increased self-awareness, positive change and personal growth. 

As an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor registered with the BACP, I will tailor therapy to align with your unique needs and goals. My therapeutic approach draws upon Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT modalities.

I have a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a postgraduate diploma.  I am also a qualified Well Being coach and can incorporate wellbeing coaching if required. 

I am experienced in working with teenagers (14+), adolescents and adults on an open-ended basis or for a brief time period.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters (Distinction) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy – Roehampton University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy – Roehampton University
  • CACHE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
  • CACHE Level 2 Helping Skills
  • NCFE Level 1 Interpersonal Skills
  • ADHD & Asperger’s Adolescent Coach – Prime Performance Solutions
  • Wellbeing Coach – Raw Horizons
  • Registered member of BACP
  • Member of Association of Coaching
  • Mentoring and counselling adolescents at The Source in Aldershot.

Other Experience

Counselling adolescents with Activate Learning at both Farnham College and Merrist Wood 

Volunteering as a counsellor at Phyllis Tuckwell hospice supporting bereaved families, carers and palliative patients.

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


£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 per hour, some concessions available.

I offer an initial 30-minute, non-obligatory session for free on zoom. Sometimes, taking those first steps into therapy are daunting and a non-obligatory session can provide a taster to help you to decide how you would like to go forward. It provides an opportunity for you to talk about what has brought you to therapy, what you would like to gain and for you to understand more on how I work and if my approach is what you are looking for.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The Eaves, 43 Downing Street, Farnham, GU9 7PH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people