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PostGrad Dip, BA (Hons), BACP Reg

About me

You may be experiencing a range of difficult emotions and feelings which are hard to make sense of. You may be stuck in an endless cycle of dissatisfying relationships, or you may be troubled by painful past experiences and finding it difficult to cope in everyday life. 

Through therapy, we can understand and work through your pain. Therapy can help you lead a more fulfilling life by promoting positive change and increased personal growth. I hope to support you in your journey towards this.

It is important to remember that improving one's wellbeing by coming to therapy is a courageous step forward in your life. So, it is essential that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose.  My aim is to provide you with a safe and containing space in order for you to communicate your individual experience. The therapeutic relationship we develop is the most significant aspect of our work together. 

My approach is Psychodynamic Therapy.  
Psychodynamic Therapy has been developed to work with a wide range of symptoms. The belief is that pain manifests in different ways for everyone, and that there is usually an underlying cause.  Making sense of this is important for change to occur. The therapeutic space is an opportunity for you to understand and move forward from difficult experiences.  

 If you decide to go ahead with therapy, we can have an initial 15 minute phone call free of charge to discuss the process. You can call or email me to book a phone call. If I miss your call, you can leave me a voice message with your contact number and I will return your call. 

Training, qualifications & experience

PostGraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Practice- University of Oxford.

Postgraduate Certificate Psychodynamic Counselling- University of Oxford  

BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy- Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences. 

Member organisations


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.


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

When I work

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Further information

All sessions will be remote via zoom. The therapy I offer will be once weekly for 50 minutes.  I do not offer fortnightly sessions. 

I offer a 15 minute telephone conversation free of charge before you make a decision to book an initial session. 

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