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BACP Registered Counsellor

About me

I'm really interested in people - who we are and why we become who we are. In order to understand ourselves it can help to talk about ourselves, our experiences and feelings. I can offer a safe, secure and non judgemental space where you can do this. Together we can work out why you have reached a point in your life that may be causing you problems, or why you are feeling a certain way. I work with people who are overwhelmed by their circumstances or feel anxious and depressed and find it difficult to move forward. Counselling can give you an opportunity to examine how you can change and improve your circumstances.

I am an integrative counsellor which means that I have been trained in a variety of counselling theories and practice. My approach will always be to start with you and your experience.  By getting to know you and developing our relationship, we will together help make sense of what brings you to counselling. Having the space to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions will help identify how you can be more in control, and be able to move forward in a way that is best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a postgraduate diploma and a Masters in Counselling from the University of Manchester, and am qualified to work with couples as well as individuals. I have a certificate in psychosexual therapy for individuals and couples. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I have a wealth of counselling experience. As well as private practice where I cover a range of presenting issues, I have worked with offenders in prison and at a small charity which provided women's outreach services. I am also trained in trauma work and supported survivors of the Manchester bombing.

I work around issues such as anxiety, loss and depression. I also specialise in relationship issues, and have extensive experience of working with couples helping to improve how they communicate with each other. I am trained as a psychosexual therapist currently working for a leading charity.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals £45 per session.

Couples £70 per session.

Concessions are available on request.

When I work


Further information

Norwood House is positioned on the corner of Danes Road and Brighton Grove, and is a therapy centre on a quiet, tree lined street where there is plenty of parking available. Brighton Grove is off Wilmslow Road, opposite Platt Fields park and within walking distance from the centre of Fallowfield, so is conveniently accessed by many bus routes.

The room is on the ground floor, and there are 4 steps with secure handrails up to the entrance to the building.

The toilet is at ground floor level.

Room 3 Norwood House, 53 Brighton Grove, Fallowfield, Manchester, Lancashire, M14 5JT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults