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Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

About me

Finding an experienced counsellor you can trust may seem a little daunting, especially if you've never had counselling before, but I provide a calm, safe space, (be it on the phone, or in my counselling room), where we can explore anything that's troubling you, in confidence and without judgement. Maybe you are struggling with the impact of world events, general anxiety, stress, or something else, but whatever it is, I will do my best to help you to make informed decisions and move forward in your life.

As an Integrative BACP Accredited Counsellor with a Person-Centred base, I offer a confidential and professional service with a way of working that can be tailored to your needs as I recognise that everyone is different. This will enable us to build a trusting relationship which is needed in order to explore difficult issues. I am also aware of the difficulties and challenges faced by people with ASD, (especially women where it may be less visible), and am happy to adapt my way of working accordingly.

I won't judge, analyse, or criticise you, or imply that you're a failure in any way, but will help you to explore any issues or concerns, or behaviour patterns (which are often rooted in the past), in a way that will give you a greater understanding of yourself and your problems. Life can be hard, and has a way of knocking us back when we least expect it, which can leave us feeling hurt, angry, or despairing. The impact and associated feelings are often too much for us to cope with alone and we need the support of someone other than friends and family to help us through that sense of pain and isolation.

I won’t tell you what you should or shouldn't do because that wouldn’t help with the healing process but we can work together to understand and unravel your unwanted thoughts and feelings at your own pace. This will be in the safety of our therapeutic relationship, on the phone, or within the counselling room of my private practice. I will also provide you with the tools you need to help you feel better and more able to cope.

I have experience of working creatively if you struggle to express yourself in words alone, but it's entirely up to you. I always make sure that I practise ethically and safely in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

My aim, essentially, is to help you get to the root of your problem, and explore your feelings in whichever way feels most comfortable to you so that you can make informed decisions, feel more hopeful about your future, and therefore move on in your life.

Please leave your name and number on my voicemail, or email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to experience gained in my private practice, I have been a Cruse volunteer bereavement counsellor, and had over seven years experience as a volunteer counsellor for people who have been raped or sexually abused.

Counselling Qualifications

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling skills (CPCAB)
Awareness in Bereavement Care (Ascentis Level 2)

Examples of Specialist Training & CPD

Online Counselling Coronavirus Primer (OU/BACP)

‘PTSD Counselling’ (Level 3 Award)

’Autism and Communication’ (National Autistic Society)

‘Autism and Sensory Experience’ (National Autistic Society)
Children & Young People's Bereavement Support Training Programme (Cruse)
'Understanding Autism' (National Autistic Society)
'Autism, Stress & Anxiety' (National Autistic Society)
ASD workshop
Theory & Application of Sandtray Therapy
Anger management
Gender Identity
Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse/Assault
Creative Techniques
Working with Dreams (Gestalt method)
Self harm
Disordered Eating and Attachment

’Women & Girls on the Autism Spectrum’ (National Autistic Society)

Dissociative Disorders (Remy Aquarone)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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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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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs

Additional information

My fee is £40 per 60 minute session. The first session is an assessment session and a chance for us to see if we feel comfortable working with one another.

There is no obligation to commit to any more sessions if you feel counselling is not for you.

Payment is required 24 hours before the start of each session please (including phone sessions) if paying by BACS.

I am able to accept a cash payment at the start of each session if a bank transfer is not possible.

Please be aware that I need 24 hours notice for cancellation of an appointment wherever possible.

You’re welcome to contact me using the contact details above (no text messages at this stage please) leaving your name, phone number, and some convenient times for me to ring, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I will do my best to answer any queries. Please let me know if you do not want me to leave a message on your voicemail.

When I work

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Further information

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling.

My practice is on the outskirts of Peterborough (PE1), easy to find, and about three to four miles from the Peterborough city centre.

It is easily accessible from central Peterborough, Eye, Werrington, Thorney, Glinton, Whittlesey, Spalding, Wisbech, Market Deeping, Stamford, and Bourne.

I work in a dedicated counselling room which has its own entrance and toilet facilities. There is ample parking space on and off road.

I have a fully enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and am a registered and accredited member of the BACP.

Peterborough, Cambs, PE6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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My practice room and facilities are all at ground level. There Is plenty of free parking outside.