I offer a warm, steadying, and accepting presence. As a person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist, I trust that my clients have the inner resources they need, to explore the issues that have brought them to counselling.
Some arrive feeling overwhelmed by events or grieving for a loss. Others are struggling with stress due to life changes. Sometimes clients come because they recognise that events in their past are restricting their choices, and impacting on current relationships.
I have developed the embodied capacity, interest and skills needed to work with stress-related issues, including: anxiety, hypervigilance, and depression. These skills also enable me to work with trauma. (More information on my webiste).
I am an independent counsellor/psychotherpist working in private practice with adult clients, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
For clients who are considering counselling and are unsure about what happens next, I offer a free Introductory Session. This enables us to see whether we can work together, and for clients to ask any questions they may have about me and counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
These are my core qualifications:
Diploma in Relationship-based Supervision of Individuals and Groups. 
Accredited member of the BACP 
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Brighton 
Certificate in Counselling Skills 
These are some key somatic (body-based) trainings that help me to work with stress and trauma.
Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment 
Brainspotting, Levels 1, 2 and Retreat [2018, 2019]
Level 1, Trauma Training, with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have 17 years experience of helping clients affected by a wide range of issues. This has been a long, and rewarding journey, enabling me to draw upon training, personal experiences and those of a wide range of clients.
Out of this comes an understanding and respect for how our body, brain and nervous system works, and how it protects us during times of stress and threat. I work in an embodied way to offer counselling that can help clients explore this whilst also supporting them to regulate their nervous sytems, feel calmer, less isolated and more connected.
Early life experience of living outside the UK, has helped me to enjoy connecting with people who are different from me. It has also given me personal experience of some of the challenges that go with feeling different.
From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Counselling: Free 30 minute Introductory Session. £50-£70 for subsequent 50 minute sessions.
Supervision: £55 for 50 minute sessions and £70-80 for 1.5 hr sessions.
I have a limited number of counselling and supervision sessions that I can offer at a reduced rate to student counsellors.
I offer daytime sessions on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
I hope to be able to offer counselling in person again from June. I will be following government guidelines and taking advice from the BACP before setting a date.
I offer online counselling sessions using Zoom, and have a designated space that I use for these sessions which enables me to keep sessions confidential. I continue to have supervision and update my skills.