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About me

Sometimes we go through times of feeling lost, stuck, down, anxious or confused and life can feel hard to bear.  You might have a sense that there are difficult dynamics or events that seem to repeat themselves over and over.  Or you might not know what's wrong but have a feeling that things aren't as they should be and you would like to take some time to understand yourself better. Talking to a trained professional, who is impartial and not connected to your situation, who will listen and understand without judgement can help.

I can offer you a safe, confidential space to help you explore whatever it is that has brought you to this point.  I place real emphasis on building a relationship of trust and security with my clients, where we can explore present troubles, consider the influence of the past and find hope for the future. I believe that a good therapeutic experience is key in making the links which will enable you to process difficult experiences, survive current challenges and know which choices to make from here in.

My work is underpinned by my psychodynamic training which means thinking and looking at how past events may be affecting your current situation. I work in a non-directive way.  You will determine the focus, depth and pace of our work together.  There are no "exercises" or "homework assignments".

Asking for help and finding the right professional is a daunting prospect so I offer a free initial 30 minute session to determine whether what I offer is what you are looking for.

I work with adults of all ages, over the short, medium or long term.

I can help you explore:

  • Troubled or destructive relationship patterns (such as family dynamics, couple dynamics, sibling conflict or dynamics at work)
  • Life transitions (such as becoming a parent, relationship breakdown/divorce, menopause, children leaving home, retirement)
  • Trauma - past or present (such as bereavement, infertility/pregnancy loss, birth trauma, sexual abuse/assault, domestic abuse, chronic illness, physical injuries or acquired disability)
  • Somatic manifestation of distress (such as chronic fatigue, chronic pain, eating distress, self-harm, addiction)
  • Existential fears (such as questioning meaning or purpose in life, health anxieties, fear of separation or abandonment, fear of loss or death)
  • General feelings of alienation, disconnection, inadequacy, insecurity, self-blame, guilt or shame.

Training, qualifications & experience

The 4 year counselling training I undertook, is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). 

Prior to this, I trained and worked as a mental health social worker in a wide range of settings.  I have a combined experience of over 20 years of supporting people from all walks of life through challenging times.

I have undertaken significant further training since qualifying in believe in continuous and meaningful professional development.


  • Tavistock Relations Certificate & Advanced Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship (2 years)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (4 years)
  • Postgraduate Diploma & MA in Social Work [Mental Health Pathway] (2 years)
  • Joint Honours Degree in Psychology & Sociology (3 years)

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.


British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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

British Psychoanalytic Council

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 Psychoanalytic Council
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

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£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My standard fees for individual therapy are £45 for a daytime sessions, £50 for evening sessions (after 6pm) and £75 for couples.

Sessions are 50-minutes in length for individuals and 60-minutes for couples.

Regular appointments take place at the same time each week, unless this isn't suitable for you due to your work schedule or personal circumstances.

Concessions may be available for people on very low incomes or young people in training.

I require 48-hours notice for cancellations.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Mondays to Fridays from 8am - 8pm.  I try to offer an initial appointment within 1-2 weeks.

Further information

I am a registered member of the BPC and the BACP and abide by their professional standards and code of ethics.

My consulting room is a quiet and comfortable room in my home in Melksham, which is within easy access of Holt, Bromham, Atworth, Whitley, Chalford, Wraxall, Hilperton, Rowde, Chittoe, Lacock, Box, Bradford on Avon, Corsham, Pewsham, Devizes, Westbury, Calne, Chippenham and Trowbridge.

Although the consultation room is on the ground floor, the toilet is on the first floor and requires being able to negotiate one flight of stairs.  My practice is therefore not fully accessible for clients with more severe mobility issues.

Parking is on road on a first come first served basis.  There is also a public car park within a 2 minute walking distance.

I am fully insured and hold enhanced DBS checks for Wiltshire and Somerset.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak I have started to undertake sessions via telephone as well as online via Zoom.  Please enquire via email.

Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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The therapy room is on the ground floor. However, with the toilet situated on the first floor, my practice is not fully accessible.

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