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MBACP - Integrative Counsellor

About me

Hello and welcome 

Just for a moment, I invite you to imagine how things could be different for you.

Life can often race past us, where you may have forgotten about yourself, who you are, and what it is you want and need. 
Maybe you recognise you need to make changes, but this is something that is not possible for you to do alone. 

Facing challenges and difficulties alone can often make us feel overwhelmed and unsure about who we are, and if change is even possible. 

How I can help you

I offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental space to help you find a way back to yourself, I will support you to explore your feelings and difficulties. I will listen to you to understand who you are as a person and the things that you want from life.

Together we can work on change in a safe environment, that will allow you to bring all versions of yourself without the fear of being judged.  

I will help you to explore ways to move forward, finding practical steps to take control of your difficulties, building coping mechanisms and stronger resilience to overcome these obstacles and challenges.

I work with a range of difficulties including stress, depression, anxiety disorders; trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Eating Disorders, relationship problems, work related issues, anger management, low self-esteem, low confidence, identity difficulties, childhood issues, bereavement, and a range of other difficulties.

My style

My style is warm, friendly and allows laughter and celebration. I have a relaxed approach, where I work in a very open and transparent way. Together we will celebrate your progress, no matter how big or small this may feel. 

My favourite thing about being a therapist is in helping people feel less anxious and rediscover that they’re likable, capable, lovable and able to smile again because so often when clients first come in to therapy, those things often seem so very far away.

Next Step

Reaching out for help can feel scary and overwhelming. I know how this feels for you right now.

I offer a free 20 minute initial telephone meeting, where you will be able to ask me any questions that you may have and talk about why you feel that you may benefit from counselling. 

If you feel comfortable with me and feel I am the right counsellor for you, together we can book a counselling session together.

There is always hope, no matter how small this feels. I invite you to get in touch with me, where together we can find your new beginning, your place of calm, and where you belong in life.

Rewind Technique For Trauma, OCD and Phobias

I am a rewind practitioner completing the IARTT training.  This technique can help reduce, or in some cases remove, the following PTSD symptoms: flashbacks, intrusive thoughts or images, nightmares, intense distress at real or symbolic reminders of the trauma, physical sensations such as pain, sweating, nausea, or trembling, cure phobias, and reduce anxiety helping the victims of abuse, rape, violence, car accidents, fire, terrorism and panic attacks, heart attacks and other life-threatening experiences.

It is also invaluable for helping people who have suffered persistent physical or sexual abuse, OCD, and other conditions, such as depression, addictions or uncontrollable anger which needs to be successfully de-traumatised in order for them to move on with their lives.

Men’s Mental Health and Well-being

I have a keen interest in supporting Men’s mental health and well-being. I have experience of counselling men, where I have taken extra training within this area of work. I have a particular interest in supporting suicide and intrusive thoughts, however these are not exhaustive areas.

Together in a safe and supported space, we can explore any difficulties or troubles that you feel are weighing you down.

If you feel that you need some extra support or a space to talk, I invite you to reach out to me and get the help you need.  

Children and Young People (age 9-18 years)

I help Children and Young People (9-18 years), overcome a range of difficulties and challenges. I integrate both talking and creative therapies into my counselling sessions. Through gentle exploration at their own pace, we will talk about the impact their difficulties and challenges are having on their day to day life and mental well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and acto as an online therapist. 

  • CPACB Level 5 Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children and Young People.
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills.
  • IARTT Rewind Technique (Dr David Muss)
  • Complex Trauma Training (CCTP/CCPT-11)
  • Accredited telephone and Online Counselling Training 
  • EFT- Tapping
  • Specialist Bereavement Training. 
  • End of Life Diploma
  • Addiction Diploma.
  • Accredited Pregnancy and Infant loss Training.
  • Working with Suicide and Harm.
  • Training in Walking and Talking Therapy.
  • Men's Mental Health Training.
  • ​Safeguarding Adults Level 1-4.
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1-3.
  • Pediatric First Aid Training.
  • Data Protection/GDPR
  • I have experience counselling within different NHS settings. 
    I currently work in private practice and part-time as a school counsellor in Primary and Secondary Schools in the Barnsley area. ​​

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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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

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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

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • Zoom and Telephone sessions £40 per 50mins.
  • Walking and Talking therapy £45 per 50 mins.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Monday 9-00am to 6-00 pm.
  • Thursday 9-00am to 6-00 pm.
  • Friday 9-00 am to 6-00 pm.

Further information

  • My counselling practice is based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
  • I am close to the M1 motorway ( Junction 36 ),  Dearne Valley parkway.
  • My therapy room is approximately a 3 min walk away from the local train station.
  • There is ample car parking available.

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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