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Reg. MBACP, Dip. Couns.

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page.

People seek counselling for a variety of reasons and no one reason is lesser nor greater than another. Each reason is unique and crucial to that individual . As a counsellor, I offer you a safe, caring and trusting space to bring your unique issue(s) where you can talk without fear of judgement or criticism. I will listen to you and support you through your difficult time as we explore together, at your pace, what might be holding you back and how to take control of your life.

A bit about me. I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work in accordance with their ethical framework. My counselling approach is person-centred and humanistic. I offer my services to adults, aged eighteen and upwards from all backgrounds and walks of life. I offer face-to-face, telephone and online counselling. I also offer an initial free, no obligation 30 minutes session.

It can feel unnerving to take that first step in therapy as I appreciate from personal experience, so I hope it helps you to know that I am approachable and I endeavour to make you feel comfortable as my counsellor made me feel.  The therapeutic relationship is important in terms of therapeutic success, so finding the right counsellor for you is key. If you feel that could be me, I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Suicidal Ideation


From £50.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I offer weekday evenings, Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Gillingham, Kent, ME7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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