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About me


I am a qualified counsellor and accredited member of the National Counselling Society, working holistically with people dealing with personal and relational difficulties, life review, attachment challenges, addictions, domestic violence,  depression, anxiety, self-harm, and mental health challenges. I work with adults and young people in a face-to-face setting or online. With an integrative counselling background, I can offer a range of counselling approaches aimed at reducing distress, building resilience and enhancing life choices. I look forward to hearing from you, to explore how we might work together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision 
  • Accredited Member National Counselling Society
  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Doctorate in Spirituality and Mental Health
  • MSc Mental Health Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma Higher Education
  • BSc Community Specialist Mental Health Practitioner
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Mentorship
  • Fully Insured
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Cleared

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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual Counselling Sessions (50 minutes) : £60.00

Individual Clinical Supervision (90 minutes) £75.00 

Group Sessions and Training: negotiated

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Additional flexibility by arrangement

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms



In person

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