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About me

It takes courage to reach out and talk about your difficulties and I aim to work respectfully and professionally, providing you with a non judgmental space to explore what is going on for you.

I offer a caring and compassionate relationship whereby I provide a safe environment for you to explore your feelings and life experiences. Talking about and exploring your feelings can provide a different perspective which gives an opportunity to consider the roots of your feelings and reactions - this awareness can bring changes to your life. Working towards your own self awareness can offer relief from distress and help to invest in yourself, current and future relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling.

Registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Integrative Counsellor (Volunteer) at Cotswold Counselling Agency

I undertake regular Continued Professional Development 

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

When you get in touch we can book an free initial telephone session for up to 20 minutes to discuss your needs. 

Sessions thereafter are £50.00 per 50 minute session

Own Zone Space Ltd, 9 Lansdown, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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