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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st August 2022

About me

About Me

I work across a broad section of concerns for my clients.  I have extensive experience with issues of loss and bereavement ., family ill health, and redundancy.

Much of my work is focused on supporting clients through difficult times with change in their lives. Difficulties like divorce, moving house, extended family stresses.

I have a broad experience of counseling having worked in schools for many years and also run a private practice in Midhurst. I work with clients from 13 to the elderly.

I meet clients to offer them a helping hand through difficult and often lonely times. By listening to problems with compassion and kindness  I offer clients the opportunity to face their difficulties and find a way to move on.

Sometimes life is very emotional and there are events that cause us to become confused and disorientated, even feeling out of control. Sometimes it is difficult to talk to family or friends about private worries and concerns. This is the moment to find someone to talk to,  someone who is non-judgmental and gives you the space to think about your own difficulties and the feelings they are bringing up for you. Often by talking and sharing your worries you can get your life more in perspective and find some way forward through the tough times of change and instability.

My Specialist areas are supporting children and young people through adolescence, family break ups, learning difficulties, family illness, bereavement and helping with identity issues. I recognize the stress created by a change in life circumstances and can offer work around managing and finding coping strategies.

I am happy to see clients and discuss the personal difficulties suffered by the individual or family that is trying to cope with change. I understand that life is not straight forward and sometimes things happen that we don't expect and they leave us in shock. We can suffer from anxiety and depression Other times the situations we are dealing with just seem to get worse and a listening ear can support you through the maze of decisions when you know something needs to be done to help.

I have been working in Private Practice and in schools for 20 + years giving me a wealth of experience relating to the difficulties of growing up and also the pressures in a household where there is a lot of change for the family. I have especially found Mindfulness useful for many conditions and situations.

Clients can see me at my clinic in Midhurst or I can offer online or phone counseling.

I am CRB checked and I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have ongoing supervision and continue to keep up with new research and continuous professional development. My initial degree was in humanistic and person-centered therapies. Since then I have added other training to my professional list.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BACP Accreditation
  • Parent- link Parenting Course Leader
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Trainer in "Play Hours "
  • CBT top up for the NHS
  • Diploma In Eating Disorders
  • 8 week Mindfulness Course MBCT
  • 8 week Mindfulness and Self Compassion

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parenting issues

Ill health of family member


Covid 19 Anxiety

School Issues, bullying, learning difficulties, Struggles to fit into the class, shyness

Struggles with social media.

Difficulties growing up, adolescence and identity difficulties, gender issues.

extended family issues


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees start at £60.00 a session of 50 minutes

Please inquire for other rates.

When I work

My service is closed until further notice 

Further information

  • Therapies
  • Humanistic
  • Trans-personal
  • Person centered
  • Integrative

FindaWay, Church View, Knockhundred Row, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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I can meet with clients online by appointment

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