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MA Psychotherapy

About me

Working in a safe, confidential space we'll approach your dilemmas at a pace that suits you. With a certificate in coaching I am happy to work in a very focused way to deal with urgent issues quickly.

That said, therapy is one of the very few places left without goals and outcomes, giving you the opportunity to really explore and move towards a life that is productive, well-balanced and intelligent.

The majority of my clients work too hard in jobs they essentially value. Workplace stress is at epidemic levels but there are straightforward ways of finding equilibrium and pleasure in work and your private life.

The counselling relationship is unlike any other you will have experienced. You are given space to think for yourself. Clients consistently tell me that this is particularly valuable because they can reach conclusions that work well for them rather than having to make do with what everyone else expects. Every session is bespoke: there's no one-size-fits-all 'solutions' to make you do anything. You may be surprised how much you might want that.

How long? You can get a lot of work done in 6 weeks. Many clients, having found therapy surprisingly useful, stay longer.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MA Psychotherapy 2009
  • BACP Accredited
  • NCS Accredited
  • Professional Standards Voluntary Register
  • Supervisor
  • Coaching

What I Offer

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Life Coaching
    Specialist supervision for nursing, medical and associated staff

Where We Meet

  • Online across platforms

Special interests

  • Workplace stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Anxiety
  • Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Clinical Supervision

Specialist Supervision


Additional information

Individuals    £80-£150 - Bolsover Street

Couples        £120 - £200

One to one supervision for *low income* students - £45 for 1 hour.
                                                                          £55 for 1 ½ hours.

One to one work with student therapists: please contact to negotiate.

Group supervision:  £40 per person for 2 hours total (40 mins each. Group meets fortnightly.)

One to one supervision for qualified therapists,

average-income student counsellors and NHS staff: £70 for 1 hour.
                                                                          £80 for 1 ½ hours.

When I work

For clients that want to begin the day feeling grounded I start work at 7am. Some Saturday morning sessions are currently available.

Further information

I trained and worked as a nurse and a midwife in the 80's and 90's and now supervise nurses, midwives, medical and associated professionals and social workers who want to explore their practice confidentially, in depth and outside of a managerial context.

This work is, like all my work, confidential within the law and non-judgemental. The aim to to explore how you perform, improve on work that could have gone better and celebrate excellence.

My book, What To Expect From Counselling is available from Amazon.

Here are some reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars Every Community Mental Health facility should recommend this book to new patients - and their families
By Darkhorse on 5 April 2016
At last! A book that explains, clearly and simply, what to expect when you are referred for counselling, or just want to refer yourself. This is something that many mental health professionals don't explain and the system can be a bit mind-boggling, especially when you aren't feeling at your most confident. Every Community Mental Health facility should recommend this book to new patients - and their families.

4.0 out of 5 stars Quick light read
By Mrs B A McDonald on 5 Oct. 2014
I enjoyed this book, it was light, quick and easy to digest.
I would recommend this book to anyone trying to get a good understanding of counselling from both a client and counsellor perspective.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
By Hilary Spong on 16 Sept. 2016
A very clear, easy to read guide to counselling. It answers the questions that you would like to ask, giving you a clear idea of what to expect before you start, so giving you the confidence to go ahead.

5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Concise
By Mrs P Pitchford on 26 April 2016
Very useful book. I've had a bit of counselling before and still found this very helpful. Wish I'd read it sooner.

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online working, either video conferencing or by phone, is straightforward. During the C19 lockdown all therapy work is happening via Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom or phone.

Online platforms



In person

"It seems that whatever approach or method is used, in the end it is the quality of the relationship between supervisor and counsellor that determines whether supervision is effective or not .

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