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About me

At times we can find ourselves feeling troubled, overwhelmed, out of control, powerless, anxious or depressed. Sometimes the reason for this is clear but often these feelings preoccupy us without us really knowing why. In either case, we can work together to explore what these feelings mean and think about how and why they began, how they are affecting you and what you would like to change.

It is possible that early childhood experiences or prior traumatic events may be affecting your ability to cope with a current situation. Through talking about your personal history, sense of self, relationships and beliefs, we can explore how this may be impacting you. Gaining new understanding of your experiences may ease both current issues or old wounds. Many issues can be explored in this way; anger, relationship or family problems, loss and grief, ill health, trauma, abuse, identity, gender, sexuality and body image concerns.

I aim to provide an environment where you are free to express and evaluate your needs in an open, confidential and non judgemental situation, where your concerns can be heard and given time and attention they need.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
  • University Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy

I am committed to continued personal and professional development so am continually widening my knowledge and experience through wider training and research. I am supported by regular supervision to ensure I am maintaining an ethical and reflective practice.

I have experience of working with issues such as anxiety, body image, loss and grief, domestic abuse, low confidence and self esteem, relationship and family problems, ill health, self harming and depression.

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


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Fees for Stanstead Abbotts practice: £50

When I work

Sessions are available daytime and early evening.

The Business Centre, The Maltings, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8HG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme