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MBACP - DipCouns

About me


I have worked with people who feel that they have had enough of this world, who feel that there is no option but to end their life, I have worked with people with traumatic childhood experiences, domestic abuse and esteem concerns during my time counselling and volunteering. I have experience of working with neurodiverse individuals and members of the LBGTQ+ community. I offer my services without judgement or pre-conceived ideals of sex, ability, race or beliefs.

Over the last 10 years, I have received a variety of training and qualifications to qualify me to be able to provide a safe sharing space. I have worked with people with esteem and confidence issues, family planning concerns, domestic abuse; including violence, financial control, manipulation and intimidation - over all genders.

I would consider myself to be a lived experience counsellor, I know what my trauma was like for me and I know what helped me...that doesn't mean I'm an expert but it does mean that I could understand some of the pain you feel.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling career began whilst volunteering for Samaritans, being available for people in crisis was incredibly humbling and made me realise that people need people to be able to open up without judgement. I went onto undergo several qualifications which would enable to become a qualified counsellor. I have volunteered with several local charities providing counselling services for people in Wakefield and Barnsley.

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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From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

In Person - £45 per session

Online/Telephone - £40 per session

Pre-paying discounts can be arranged.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Lunchtime online/telephone appointments available.

Further information

I am a qualified and regulated Therapeutic Counsellor and believe that everyone has the right to a happy and fulfilled life, no matter of wealth, health and history.

I entered the world of counselling after volunteering for the Samaritans for over four years. Being part of incredibly humbling conversations during my time as a Listener made me realise that people need more provision for mental health support and as simple as someone who will listen...really listen.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Unfortunately the premise I work from in Wakefield is not accessible for everyone, I can offer a home service for those who require.

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