Everybody struggles from time to time and sometimes it can get in the way of our lives. Have you noticed changes in your life? Are you worrying more than usual and finding it hard to relax? Maybe you are feeling sad, low in mood or get cross and irritable more quickly? Is it hard to put yourself first or just saying no? Do you feel less motivated or less enjoyment in life? Or have you noticed difficulties with sleeping? Perhaps you don’t feel the way you want? Or do you just feel ‘stuck’? These struggles could be getting in your way or affecting relationships with those closest to you. If so, these are things I can help you with.
Things happen in our lives that have a huge impact on how we feel and how we cope. I am a counselling psychologist trained in different approaches which can be used to provide you with a ‘toolbox’ of strategies helping you to feel better in yourself, to make the changes you need and to help you to cope with what life brings.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (2020)
- Motivational Interviewing (2019)
- ACT Training (2017)
- Running Mindfulness Groups (2016)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Complex Presentations (2011)
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Approach to Old Age (2006)
- Post-Graduate Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology (2003)
- M.Sc. Counselling Psychology (2001)
- Introductory Course in Group Work and Organisational Processes (1998)
- Certificate in the Fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy (1995)
- BA Hons Applied Social Sciences (1995)
HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adjusting to or managing physical health conditions.
Adapting to losses and life transitions.
I am covered by most major insurance companies including; Aviva, AXA-PPP, Cigna, Vitality & WPA.
For fee paying individuals, I charge £80 per session.
For trainee psychologists, I offer reduced rates for therapy and supervision at £70 per session.
Concessions offered for
Sometimes we need to reach out for support; it can be the best self-care you can give to yourself. So whether you have been living with these difficulties for a long time or whether they are new to you, please do get in touch to arrange a chat or to make an appointment to think about your needs and to see how you could benefit from us working together.