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BSc (Hons), Registered Member MBACP, MBPsS

About me

Do you need to look at what is happening in your life at the moment?  Are aspects of your past troubling you in your present?  Whatever brings you to counselling, I can work with you to identify what you need to achieve and help you move towards that.

For many years I have worked at Watford Women's Centre and at Mind as a volunteer counsellor.  I am also a qualified teacher and deliver self-esteem courses.

I practise from Courthouse Clinics, Watford, in a comfortable counselling room.  I offer an initial assessment session at half price so you can decide if you would like to work with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Professional Certificate in Education

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

Therapies offered

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Additional information

£50 per hour
Initial assessment £25.

When I work

Day and evening appointments Limited low-cost sessions Concessions for counselling students

Further information

Courthouse Clinics is centrally located in Watford.  There are good road and public transport links and free parking on site.

Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 4NS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults