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BA(Hons), Registered Member MBACP

About me

I am a qualified therapist with more that ten years' experience in a range of settings including charitable organisations, NHS and private practice. My therapy service offers counselling and psychotherapy face to face and online (live video call, and telephone).

Much of my work involves supporting clients who have experienced trauma in childhood or adult life, and have a diagnosis of anxiety and depressive disorders that significantly impact on their lives and relationships.

No two people are the same. My approach considers the sense you make of your difficulties. We'll work together to gain a different perspective with greater understanding so that you are able to learn new skills and strategies to help you cope better.

If you're ready to start therapy and want to find out more, please email your contact details via the link on this website. I'll reply within 48 hours to book a free 30 minute consultation so you have a chance to discuss what brings you to therapy ask any questions about my practice. Appointment times are flexible and I offer a limited number of early morning (7.30 am start) and evening (last appointment 8pm) slots. If you're happy to proceed, we'll complete a therapy agreement. For maximum benefit, sessions are usually once a week for an hour, but we can discuss alternative ways of working if you wish.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Counselling, and recently successfully completed a MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. My approach is integrative. This means I have been trained in other models of therapy as well as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and will adapt how we work depending on what you might find most helpful, the difficulties you experience and how your daily life is affected. 

I am trained in the delivery of online therapy, successfully completing OCST (Online Counselling Services and Training) Certificate in Online Therapy, approved by ACTO (the Association for Counselling and Therapy online).

My experience includes working with adults with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties including bereavement and loss, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, relationship difficulties, family issues, low self-esteem, trauma and self-injury.  I support clients from a range of cultures and contemporary identities.

I also offer personal therapy to student counsellors where this is a course requirement, and am an approved provider for a Masters level course at a local university.

My practice in registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and I hold required indemnity insurance and enhanced DBS.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adult survivors of sexual abuse

Racial abuse

Acculturative stress

Minority stress

Armed Forces (serving and former members and their families)

End of life

Student counsellors (therapy as course requirement)


Photos & videos


£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Face to face therapy - £60 per hour*

Online - live video - £60 per hour*

In some cases, particularly complex trauma, appointments may last up to 2 hours. 

Payments by bank transfer or credit/debit card.

*Concessions for Students; Over 65s; unemployed

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointment hours

Mon 7.30am-6pm; Wed 12-8pm; Thurs 12-8pm; Fri 7.30-2pm

Further information

*You may be asked for supporting evidence to qualify for concessions

Preston, Lancashire, PR4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Ground floor therapy room and off street parking - please contact in advance if you have limited mobility to discuss access

Online platforms