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About me

I work with individuals over the age of 16. I am a relational integrative therapist working creatively with my clients; drawing on my training and experience to ensure that I meet each client individually and in a way that feels right for them. I believe we all have it within us to ultimately become our own therapist in our lives.

My aim is to be a compassionate observer to whatever is going on for you and causing difficulty in your life, and to work alongside you to build self-awareness and understanding as to where the roots of these problems may stem from. 

I work with relationship issues (be it romantic, work, friendship, food, alcohol, drugs, etc), anxiety, depression, grief, loss, identity, behavioural issues, general low/uncomfortable feelings, and much more.

As clients, we see endless lists that therapists say they work with, but might not feel we ‘fit’ any of these - I can assure you that whatever you bring, I will be able to help you, even if that means redirecting you to a more appropriate service, or therapist.

As a client myself, I understand how daunting looking for help from someone else can be.  It’s important that you find the right therapist for you and that you feel at ease with them - I believe that the relationship between us is the fundamental part of the healing process, so it has to feel right for us both.

I offer a free 30 minute initial conversation to give you the chance to find out more about me and how I work and how it might feel to come to therapy with me.

Why not give me a call and start the process…

Training, qualifications & experience

PG Certificate Counselling - Leeds Beckett University

PG Diploma Psychotherapy - University of Leeds

Further CPD training in Trauma, CBT, Creative practice, pluralistic counselling, existential counselling, and much more 

3 + years experience of working with a diverse range of clients and issue in an FE college and private practice.

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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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

30 minute initial conversation- free

When I work

My working hours are currently changing, but I can usually offer daytime or evening sessions on several weekdays. 

Further information

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in industry for 25 years and raised a family before re-training at university.

62 The Grove, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9PA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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