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About me

I work with people experiencing  anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, work difficulties, parenting, unhappiness as well as grief, bereavement and loss of any kind.

You may not know exactly what’s troubling you but things just don’t seem right. We can work together to help you find ways to feeling better.

I offer outdoor counselling sessions in line with safe distancing measures. There are several walks near my practice where we can safely and confidentially walk and talk. I also offer a safe consultation space in my own home as well as online sessions.

Who do I work with?

I work with individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds experiencing  self-harm, suicidal thinking, identity crisis, finding meaning, spiritual crisis.

I am experienced in working with adults and older people, people of different faiths and LGBTQ communities

Where do I work?

I provide a confidential, safe space in Slaithwaite in the Colne Valley. I also work outdoors on the footpaths on the canal, rivers and hills in the Colne and Holme Valleys.

What's my approach?

I have a person-centred approach and use transactional analysis (TA) as a working tool and start from where you are.

When working outdoors I use the outdoor space, the landscape, and the climate  to help you articulate your feelings and emotions and to help you gain a better understanding of what's going on for you. Room-based counselling isn't for everyone and being outdoors can give you a different kind of 'space' in which to explore personal issues.

I am spiritually minded, in a non-religious way, and offer sensitive, non-judgmental sessions to help you find inner connection and explore life from a different perspective.

If you are interested in finding out more, we can have an initial chat by telephone or email where you can ask any questions and find out as much as you need to before making the decision to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Outdoor Therapy

CPD in Coaching Skills

Mental Health First Aid

MA Spiritual Practice

B.Ed Hons Art and Education

Qualified Gym Instructor

CPD Training in Compassion Focused Therapy, Youth Mental First Aid, Risk Assessment, Transgender, Eating Disorders, Trauma

I have worked in outdoor settings for over 10 years and co-founded 'Growing Works', a charity and social enterprise, offering outdoor activities in West Yorkshire.

I have volunteered with the Womencentre, Huddersfield for almost 10 years as a counsellor and outdoor practitioner.

I have worked at the University of Huddersfield in student guidance.

I undertake on-going professional development to ensure I continue to build my knowledge and understanding

I have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor to ensure I work appropriately and to a high standard.

I have Professional Civil Liability insurance, am a member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics framework.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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

Additional information

Sessions £45 indoors and outdoors. Longer sessions for outdoors can be negotiated. I offer a concessionary rate for under 21s, full time students and unwaged

Huddersfield, HD7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There are several settings I use for outdoor work. The Huddersfield narrow canal is now more accessible for wheelchair users. I have a downstairs room in my home I can use that is wheelchair accessible.


In person

I am an outdoor practitioner and  have worked therapeutically outdoors since 2007.

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