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Advanced Diploma, Reg MBACP

About me

Thank you for looking at my profile, I am here to help you or your child explore thoughts, behaviours and feelings so that you can hopefully find inner peace.  I am easy to talk to and as a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I can pull on a range of counselling techniques so therapy can be tailored to your individual needs and this can be offered through talking therapy and/or using arts and creative media, whichever best suits my client.

There are certain times of everyone's life where we feel vulnerable or struggle to understand why we react in certain ways, maybe because life hasn't gone to plan or you have been through a traumatic event such as bereavement / relationship breakup or anxiety to name a few normal life experiences. Counselling can give you the 'time out' to focus on your own wellbeing and self-awareness. It provides you with a safe place to explore difficult situations and the emotional and psychological difficulties that at times can arise from them.

It may be that you do not feel well or your body aches and the Doctor has given you the 'all clear', it could possibly be that you are holding trauma in your body and we can explore this together.

As well as my own private practice, I also work with children and young people in a school environment, where I successfully support my clients through trauma / anxiety and grief.  It is hard for parents/carers at times to seek help for their children and I am happy to talk through this first step before committing to counselling.

I have particular experience in working with anxiety and bereavement in adults and children and I have volunteered in the Macmillan Centre and Counselling department at a local Hospital and have worked in a local hospice.

It is important to support you in a confidential, respectful, safe and non-judgemental space and as trust in our therapeutic relationship builds, you will hopefully feel empowered to look deeper into your thoughts and emotions and move forward with hope and new beginnings.

Training, qualifications & experience

-  Practitioner’s Course (level 5) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy covering Addictions, couple counselling and phobias
-  AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
-  AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills

Additonal Courses:
-  Young People Facing Bereavement
-  Cancer / Palliative / Survivorship
-  Children / Adult and Grief
-  Child / Adult Creative Course / Sandplay
-  Working with Autism and Special Needs
-  Post-Traumatic Stress / Trauma
-  Narcissism
-  Gang Training
-  Transactional Analysis & Inner Child
-  Addiction

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and this is shown by some of the courses I have attended above. My experience includes supporting cancer patients and their families in a hospital environment and helping children and young people using creative play, through all aspects of anticipatory grief /grief.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I visit my Supervisor on a monthly basis to ensure I am working ethically and abiding by the regulations of these Professional bodies.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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
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


Additional information

£45 - individual

£65 - couples

When I work

I am flexible with session times - please telephone to discuss your availability

Further information

Please telephone / email if you would like any further information

My office in Hullbridge is disabled-friendly with ground floor entry

Hullbridge, Hockley, Essex, SS5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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