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About me

Are you struggling with issues at the moment and can't see how things will change?

Are you struggling with your relationships?

Do you feel nobody listens or understands you?

My aim is to listen, to understand and to help you reach your potential.

I offer Integrative counselling to adults and young people from a confidential and non-judgemental space in Colchester, covering a wide range of issues.

Talking things through and exploring your issues with a qualified counsellor can help. Through counselling I can offer a calm, accepting and non-judgemental environment for you to express your issues, past or present.

By exploring painful and difficult experiences, we can sometimes make sense of what happened and understand what affect it may still be having on us.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Gold Standard Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

I work with Individuals from all cultural backgrounds, presenting with a diverse array of issues and personal challenges.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), bound by its Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

I hold an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) disclosure certifying me as suitable for work with vulnerable adults.

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


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointment times 9am - 4pm 

Colchester, Essex, CO1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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