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About me

I can help you build confidence and esteem, change a negative habit, deal with stress or depression, figure out life direction, help with relationships, improve communication, resolve trauma, drugs and alcohol, self-harm, body issues and bereavement.

What's worrying you?

  • Abuse
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues

I provide hope, support and practical skills for sufferers of depression and addiction and work with the experiences of trauma and phobia. I am here to help and we can explore together and start to understand your need and the underlying issues that are troubling you in a professorial empathetic way. I believe in counselling, we all need time to talk.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Degree in drugs & alcohol counselling. I have been counselling for 11 years with NCS, four years with NRC, I have a certificate in youth work and volunteer with VS 5 years. I have been a carer with Family Link 12 years, a support worker at college, and some counselling. I was a youth worker with Autistic society and have worked at Mencap. I enjoy working with people and I believe in counselling as we all need someone to listen to us, provide support and encouragement in a professorial, confidential and safe environment.

Foundation Degree FdA

City & NCFE

Certificate in counselling

Certificate in Basic counselling

certificate in youth work & community

I have worked as a counsellor 12 years and the volunteer secret for 25 years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Areas of counselling I deal with


Additional information

The session starts on the hour and lasts for 50 minutes, I work some days, evenings and Saturday.

Sessions are £40 and Students sessions £25.

Please give me a ring for a no obligation chat and we can discuss how you would like to proceed with counselling.

When I work

Monday day, Wednesday day, Thursday afternoon & evening and Saturday morning.

6 The Ridings Arcade, The Ridings, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1EZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults