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About me

Are you facing life's challenges like grief and loss (including babies and children), anxiety, depression, phobias, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress, work related issues, health problems etc. then I am here to listen and help you explore how to move forward in your life.

Life throws many challenges at us and sometimes we feel overwhelmed and need a little help. I am here for you, listening, caring and being by your side.

I have many years of experience and have worked with a wide variety of difficult and sensitive issues in a nonjudgemental way, whilst always maintaining confidentiality. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with a background as a general nurse. I have a special interest in transactional analysis however, with you as my central focus I will tailor my model of counselling to meet your needs and walk with you on your journey. I am trained as both a secular and Christian counsellor. I also offer couples therapy. 

I am a registered member of the BACP


  • Advanced Diploma In Christian Counselling and Psychotherapy / 2018
  • Certificate: Yorkshire TA Center / Cert Transactional Analysis / 2016
  • Certificate: University of Leeds / Certificate in Counselling / 1986

Types of Therapy on offer for both Individuals and Couples:

  • Christian Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural 
  • Mindfulness-Based 
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief 
  • Transactional Analysis

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The first session £35 subsequent sessions are £45 per hour 

However, book a block of 6 session for £240 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Although my main days of work are Friday and Saturday I may be able to offer some evening sessions on different days. 

Further information

My premises are homely, comfortable, non threatening and non clinical. You do need to manage some stairs. 

Taking the first step is often the most difficult but maybe the best action you will ever take. 

ACORN Counselling, 7 Station Road, Ossett, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF5 8AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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