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Higher Accredited UKAHPP, PSA Registered

About me

With 30 years experience, I offer individual counselling and Gestalt therapy for a variety of challenges. Also couples counselling for relationship issues, in which communication between each other is usually the starting point. When relationships fracture, and separation or divorce become options, I can work with other collaborative law practitioners to achieve the best result for all concerned, without resorting to confrontation and divisive court proceedings - the watchword being 'fight the problems not each other'.  I also work with family members/work colleagues etc who have communication problems. (In different times I see clients face to face in Cirencester and in Fairford) I work with anxiety, depression and how to deal with anger, however you may be experiencing it. Also I support those with self-confidence issues and those who lack assertiveness, particularly in the work environment.
My work has included many other issues, working with all adult ages, and with clients of many different nationalities & backgrounds, with different experiences and challenges from life.
Please see website for more details & FAQ's.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a memeber of UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners, I am a Higher Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (what a mouthful!), and I am on the Professional Standards Authority register.  This reflects years of training and continuing professional development, and the 30 years of experience, always backed up by clinical supervision, membership of professional organisations and appropriate professional insurance.
This accreditation is reviewed with extensive paperwork every 5 years and includes an experiential afternoon, in London, with peers and two members of the membership committee of UKAHPP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP)

UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.

All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.

Accredited register membership

United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners

Accredited Register Scheme

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United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Collaborative law, working with individuals and couples to achieve agreement about separation and divorce without resorting to the courts.  ('Fight the problems and not each other').  I have done some training with other professionals to achieve this e.g. lawyers, independent financial advisors, mediators and child specialists.


From £55.00 to £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Individuals                                                                        £55 per 50 min session
Couples / 2 family mbers/work colleagues etc              £65 per 50 minute session

When I work

Phone/email/internet appts available via Zoom. No face to face appointments or home visits at present

Further information

I enjoy being part of the wider counselling field,  meeting regularly via Zoom with other therapists.   I co-founded Cotswold Talking Therapies, a vibrant co-operative co-providing support, joint marketing and exporation of professional matters.
Member Glosnet - networking with other psychotherapists and counsellors in Gloucestershire.
15 years ago I founded an informal Dreams Group with other therapists.  We explore, via Zoom now, the fascinating realms of the subconscious.  We often use the dreams of our clients to support them to understand their life experiences

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

wheelchair access in Fairford

Additional languages

Good working French