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MA, PGCM, BA (Hons). Registered Member BACP

About me

Qualified, integrative counsellor with a Masters Degree from The Relate Institute and a Degree in Psychology. Working with Individuals, Couples, Families & Young People. Specialist areas include couples therapy and family therapy.

I am passionate about providing a supportive space for people to work through any difficulties they may be facing, and I approach my work from an empathic and non-judgemental perspective

There are a whole range of difficulties that bring people to counselling, from a major crisis or traumatic event, to an ongoing issue that a person may be struggling to resolve on their own.

Family and friends are often a great source of support and advice, however, sharing your difficulties with someone who is not emotionally involved in your situation and who is dedicated to actively listening to your individual perspective, can be an empowering experience and can provide the space you need to determine how to move forward positively.

Everyone has the right to good mental health, no matter what the issue might be. If you would like to discuss whether counselling is right for you, please contact me and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters Degree from The Relate Institute
    Post-Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)
    BA (Hons) in Psychology & Drama
    AQA Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
    Certificate in Counselling Children & Adolescents from The Child Centre for Mental Health in London

    CPD Courses in :
    Asperger's Awareness
    Domestic Violence & Abuse Assessment & Intervention
    Sexual Addiction & Couples
    Mental Health & Couple Counselling
    Client Records & Data Protection
    Child Protection & Safeguarding
    Child Abuse & Neglect
    LGBT Inclusion
    Transgender Inclusion
  • Parental Mental Health and Child Protection
  • Autism and Mental Health

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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£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per session (sessions are 1 hour) Payments by direct bank transfer or cash only.

Sessions take place in a comfortable room in an office building located in the centre of Lincoln.
You can expect complete privacy and a comfortable space to discuss any issues you wish to bring to counselling.
The building is wheelchair accessible.

Grantham Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2

Type of session

In person

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.