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BSc. MBACP (Accred)

About me

Why People Come For Therapy.

There are lots of reasons why someone may consider coming for counselling. It may be that they are trying to come to terms with a loss or bereavement or are finding it difficult  to cope with the stresses and demands of everyday life. It may be that feeling and emotions about events in their past are affecting how they are living in the present. In fact someone may not even know the reason but feel that they would benefit from talking to someone in a supportive and confidential environment.

Whatever your reason for considering counselling please note you are not alone. Recent statistics show that 1 in 4 of us will suffer from some form of mental illness during our life time. The talking therapies such as counselling and psychotherapy are recognised treatments in conditions such as depression.

About me and How I work.

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with a background of 25 years’ experience in nursing and midwifery. My approach is Humanistic and Integrative, meaning that whilst my work is based on Humanistic principles I also integrate theories from other approaches tailoring the work to each individual client's needs. The work I do with a client is as unique as the person themself.

I believe therapy can aid healing by providing a therapeutic relationship which is non-judgemental, authentic and based on trust.

I offer a safe space where I work with individuals on short or long term basis to help them explore their feelings and gain a greater understanding about issues they may be facing. This may involve looking at how they are feeling and behaving in the present but also may explore events and feelings from the past which may be affecting them today.

In addition to my work in private practice I have experience of working as a therapist within a G.P. setting, in an university counselling service and with a charity that provides counselling for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

I have an enhanced DBS certificate, am in regular supervision and abide by the ethical framework of the B.A.C.P. and Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc.(Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BA (Hons) Nursing Studies
  • PODS training on Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice.
  • PODS training on Relational Trauma
  • PODS training on Shame
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

In addition to my work in private practice I have experience of working as a therapist within a G.P. setting, in an university counselling service and with a charity that provides counselling for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Impact of chronic illness/diagnosis
  • Major life changes


From £25.00 to £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Online and face to face sessions £40.00.

I do offer a limited number of low cost places, for those who are unwaged, at £25.00.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

1, Tapton House Road,, Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Online platforms