About me

Hello, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.

I am a qualified (BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy) and experienced counsellor, registered with and accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within the ethical and professional guidelines outlined by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice: www.bacp.co.uk

I offer a FREE initial 15 minutes phone consultation, so that you can decide, without obligation, whether I am the right counsellor for you.

My belief is that 'you' are the expert on your life; it is not my aim to tell you how to 'change’ or to 'fix' your problems for you, rather I work alongside you in order to support you in finding your own answers.

I take an integrative approach to counselling with clients, using a variety of theoretical approaches which are beneficial to the individual and their unique concerns. I care about the work that I do and about the people I work with. I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues including: coping with relationship breakdown, depression and anxiety, bereavement, challenging life events, coping with, or adapting to, the effects of ill-health, coming to terms with the long-term effects of childhood trauma or sexual abuse, loneliness/difficulty in forming relationships, negative or inhibiting personality traits or behaviours. 

My experience has been gained through a variety of organisations and with a cross section of clients. This has ranged from play therapy with primary aged children to visiting over 60s in their homes.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Additional to my private practice, I currently work with GP referrals as part of IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service.
  • I have worked with children and young people aged 5- 18 in school settings.
  • I have worked in the voluntary sector, supporting vulnerable people of all ages.
  • Person-Centered Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD).
  • Change -Certificate in Youth Counselling (BACP endorsed).
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust -Introduction to Telephone Counselling.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) training.
  • Disassociation Training.
  • BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Humanistic & Integrated) gained at The Sherwood Institute Nottingham.
  • 14 years experiencing as a Careers / Personal Advisor.
  • Qualification in Careers Guidance (Level 4 qualification).

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am fully insured with Professional Indemnity Insurance. I hold a current DBS certificate, Safe Guarding Certificate and Indemnity Insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Free initial 15 minute telephone consultation.

Adults and children 14 and over - £45.00 for 50 minute appointment.

Further information

What can counselling do for you?

Counselling can provide an opportunity for you to explore your thoughts and emotions in order to gain a greater understanding of both yourself and your life experiences. This can be a really positive step forward in re-organising your thoughts and feelings, in developing your own solutions to difficulties and in re-building a sense of who you are and how you want to live your life.

Talking to someone in a warm, friendly and safe environment can be an extremely powerful and healing experience and can help you to feel less isolated and more and able to make sense of your life circumstances.

Counselling is a confidential process between the client and the therapist.

If you have any questions - any at all (it doesn't matter how trivial they seem to you), please email me or phone me, and we can talk with no obligation on your part.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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