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About me

Welcome!  I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist providing short or long term counselling/psychotherapy. I am an empathic and sensitive person with passionate drive to make a difference to individuals and/or organisations.

I believe that we are all entitled to support or help at times in our lives and given the right environment people have the ability to heal and grow.  As a therapist I seek to create a safe and confidential space where individuals feel welcome and not judged but accepted and understood; that they are able to explore their issues or difficulties, allowing greater awareness in order to make better choices for themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters Degree in Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy

“Let the beauty we love be what we do” (Rumi)

I have been a Counsellor for over 20 years and a psychotherapist for 10 years.  I have considerable experience on a broad spectrum of client issues providing short and long-term counselling/psychotherapy within voluntary, private and public sectors. I have worked effectively with clients, male and female, ages 16-80; people from various cultural backgrounds and with varying disabilities.

I have a specialist interest in working with people who have Long Term Conditions and run Groups to help people with this throughout the year.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a specific interest in the field of Living with Long Term Conditions and how this can impact every aspect of a person's life.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


(one reduced rate space for students - negotiable)

When I work

Some evening available on Thursdays.  Mostly daytime availability - Tuesday to Thursday.

Type of session

In person

Types of client