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About me

Do you feel you are struggling? Perhaps you’re struggling with relationships either at work or at home with family and friends?

Are you having feelings of not being good enough or fear that you’re a failure, or not living up to others expectations of you? It all feels too much to manage, yet it feels shameful to admit it and you could be left thinking "what’s wrong with me?". You may feel alone and isolated, wondering what happened to your former self which is leaving you feeling unhappy with your life and stuck. Stuck in uncomfortable emotions or intrusive thoughts or stuck in relationships.

That’s where counselling comes in. I believe that we tend to get stuck for valid reasons. Stress, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, frustration, conflict, confusion, sadness, loneliness, low self-esteem, confidence and energy, relationship difficulties, trust issues, disrupted sleep, numbness, boredom - sometimes their appearance can bring our awareness to something that may need attention.

Talking, being heard and understood can be the first step towards exploring what is getting in the way of you getting the life that you want and gain insights into what may be causing you to feel unhappy and stuck.

I describe my approach to therapy as person-centred, this means that if you come and see me, we will work together to identify, understand and explore the challenges in your life as you see them, and find solutions that make sense to you. I am flexible in my approach and I am happy to work with clients for as long as they find helpful. This can be face to face , telephone counselling or on-line, whatever suits you best. Many clients prefer this way of working as it offers the benefits of face to face counselling without the inconvenience of time lost travelling to the therapist’s venue.

Contact me today to set up an initial free 20 minute telephone appointment to discuss your individual counselling needs.

A few concessions available for:

  • low income (everybody should have access to support, regardless of their earnings)
  • students (the academic environment can be very distressing)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Solution- Focused Therapy
  • Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • ASIST (Applied suicide intervention skills training)
  • Certificate in Walk and Talk Therapy
  • INLPTA NLP Master Practitioner


  • Hoarding and Self-Neglect
  • Single session and One-at-a-time Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Working with Relationships, Sex & Intimacy
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Mindfulness

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.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Individuals: £45

A few concessions available for:

  • low income (everybody should have access to support, regardless of their earnings)
  • students (the academic environment can be very distressing)
  • trainees in counselling & psychotherapy (becoming a counsellor or psychotherapist can be a very challenging journey)

177 St. Andrews Road South, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1YB

Type of session

In person