About me

About me

My Counselling Service, The Mooring Counselling Service, is available to anyone who wishes to take some time out from the pressures and ‘storms’ of life in order to find a place that is safe, stable and supportive. I offer one-to-one individual counselling sessions for adults and young people. I offer both short and long term therapy.

I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have also been awarded BACP Accreditation. My past experience includes working as a Teacher, Family Support Worker, Group Facilitator and Bereavement Counsellor. I now work as a Counsellor within a School setting and in my own Private Practice. I work with EAP companies and professional sporting bodies.

I have a special interest in, and experience of, working with transition, loss and ‘shattered dreams’ ie feeling as if ‘this was not how it was supposed to be’. This led me to set up The Mooring Counselling Service in order to support people through times of change, challenge and loss. I also have experience of working with a wide range of other issues including stress and anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harming behaviours and relationship issues.

Why Counselling?

  • Are you struggling to cope after a death, divorce, diagnosis, dismissal or major disappointment?

  • Are you feeling stuck, lacking in motivation or confidence?

  • Do you find it difficult to manage your feelings?

  • Are your ways of coping harming you?

  • Do you often experience relationships as disappointing or depriving?

  • Do you carry with you the shadow of past events?

  • Do you want to take some time out to consider a possible new direction for your life?

Counselling may be able to help you begin to accept the unchangeable, make decisions about what can be changed, and to reconnect with your hopes and dreams so that you can find new ways forward.

Counselling provides an opportunity to explore the issues that are concerning you, maybe fully for the first time, within the context of a professional relationship that is supportive and free from judgement. Often coming to a place of acceptance of yourself and your situation is the beginning of change. Counselling can help you to enjoy greater emotional and relational health; in short to live life more fully.


The Mooring Counselling Service is located in Market Deeping which is easily accessible from Stamford, Peterborough, Bourne and Spalding. Counselling appointments take place at The Deepings Community Centre. The room affords comfort and privacy with easy access, free car parking and toilet facilities.

In the current coronavirus situation I am able to offer counselling sessions that are face- to- face, over the telephone or online. Face- to face sessions are conducted in a well- ventilated room that enables social distancing.


Weekday and evening appointments normally available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Accreditation
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency (Registered MBACP)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Foundation Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Bereavement Care
  • Certificate in Group Facilitation and Parent Education
  • Bachelor of Education with Honours

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Change and Transition
Life stages
Personal Development
Shattered Dreams


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The initial session lasting 60 minutes is charged at £45. Subsequent counselling sessions lasting 60 minutes are charged at £45.

I offer a limited number of concessionary rates.

Market Deeping

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.