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MBACP (Registered)

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor with 8 years' counselling experience. I work with adults and teenagers (16 and over) facing a wide range of difficulties in their lives.

I work in a calm and confidential setting close to the centre of Louth, Lincolnshire.

During appointments we will work together to untangle the thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing. We will aim to gain insight into the issues you are dealing with, helping you to better understand what is going on. Everyone is different and the process will move at whatever pace is right for you - I don't set a limit on the number of sessions.

I will not give advice or tell you what to do, but aim to help you find your own way forward.

I recognise how daunting it can be to ask for help, so if you would prefer to email me with your contact details then I will get back to you within 24hrs.

I also do home visits for clients who find it easier not to travel.

I am continuing to see clients face-to face in my self-contained counselling room. I have a screen in place for protection from Covid-19 and I disinfect all surfaces and air the room between appointments.

I am continuing to offer online counselling or telephone counselling to anyone who is unable to leave home. Please contact me for further details.

Appointments cost £40 and last for 50 minutes

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling from Lincoln College and eight years experience as a counsellor working with clients facing a range of issues and difficulties.

Some of my experience as a counsellor comes from working voluntarily at The Centre for Grief & Loss in Lincoln. This involved working with clients dealing with bereavement, but also with different kinds of loss as well as a range of underlying issues.

In 2013 I set up my own private counselling practice, meeting clients in a comfortable, purpose-built room at my home. I work with clients dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, OCD and emotional issues arising from health problems. I also run the student counselling service at Franklin College in Grimsby.

I have worked as an Associate of Fortis Therapy and Training, providing one to one counselling in schools as well as working with adult clients at their base in Grimsby (see

I am a registered member of the BACP.

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


£40.00 per session

When I work

My availability changes quite a lot so if you are interested in making an appointment, please get in touch and I will do everything I can to find a time that suits us both.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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