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About me

There are times in life when all of us struggle and in that you are not alone. Coronavirus and the lockdown restrictions have made us become aware of or brought about many issues. Whether you have experienced anxiety, depression, stress or other difficulties before, or have more recently felt fear, worry, suffered relationship difficulties or grief, bereavement and loss, I truly believe that counselling may benefit you.

As a person-centred counsellor I believe our relationship will be the key that may enable change in your life. My aim is to create a safe space, without judgement, in which you feel valued for being yourself. It is in this way and by always endeavouring to understand issues from your point of view that our relationship may be of therapeutic value. As we continue to work together this may enable you to become aware of more of yourself, to empower you to move towards a life that brings you greater stability and contentment. As a non-directive practitioner, the pace and content of the therapeutic space is yours to decide, although I shall be an active participant in what you bring. I shall accompany and support you empathically on your journey, wherever you choose to go, at the time that is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice.

With a commitment to my ongoing professional development, I engage in reflective practice, regular supervision, and undertake training opportunities and reading the latest research. I am an ethical practitioner and work within the NCS and BACP Ethical Frameworks.

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


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

With our relationship being at the centre of our work together, I offer an initial conversation of thirty minutes free of charge. During this time, you can decide whether you would like us to work together further and we can discuss the terms that this would be under. If you decide you would like to work with me, I offer hour long sessions for a fee of £40. Please contact me however you most feel comfortable if you would like to discuss the possibility of us working together and I hope to meet you soon. 

When I work

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My working hours are flexible and this can be discussed in our initial conversation. 

Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, NG11

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults