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About me

I am a North Leicestershire based psychotherapist/counsellor specialising in anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, trauma and relationship issues. Whilst specialising in these areas, I also have experience in other non specific difficulties that people face. Each of the people I work with have their own life experiences and their own individual, unique difficulties. All of which are as important as those which I have listed.

I understand that entering into therapy can feel a little daunting especially if you do not like using the phone or sending an email. And the thought of meeting a new person may feel overwhelming. During our initial phone call, we can talk about what will happen during our sessions, what we may talk about, what your expected outcomes of the therapy might be and if necessary, how to connect in the future.  I will help you to heal you from your pain, and enable you to move forward to where you want to be in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling       
  • BA Arts and Humanities                             

Additional Certificates                        

  • Anxiety Disorder, ADHD & Recovery
  • Working with Trauma in a time of trauma
  • Working with Trauma that has become stuck
  • Psychology of Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Dreams interpretation
  • Bereavement and Loss

Experience of working with complex PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression and other similar difficulties

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

Following an initial assessment, sessions will run for 50 minutes and cost £40 per session. The initial assessment will give us the chance to talk about your individual difficulties and where you would like to be in your life, and give us the opportunity to consider whether we would be comfortable working together to enable you to reach your goal. If you call and I am unavailable, please leave a message and I will call you back within 24 hours. 

When I work

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Hygge House, 659 Melton Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 8ED

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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