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(BABCP Accredited)
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st June 2022

About me

Psychotherapy is a great way to reduce the symptoms of many different issues, such as anxiety and depression. These can be debilitating for a person and this can effect their home-life, work-life, social-life, which in turn can make you feel worse. Altering the way that you think or react to certain events, can in turn alter the emotions that are a result of this.

You might not even know what is causing you to feel the way you do, and need some help and guidance with this. I can offer you a safe place to be able to talk confidentially with someone who understands what you are going through.

I offer face to face therapy, but I also offer online therapy if this is a preferred method.

Whilst there is concern over the Covid 19 Virus, I am no longer completing face to face sessions. However, I am able to complete remote sessions via Zoom.

Zoom is a platform that is used for Video Conferencing, and so an email address will need to be provided to be able to create a meeting date. I am also able to offer sessions via Skype if this is preferred over Zoom. Please get in touch if you would like further information about the Zoom or Skype option.

Training, qualifications & experience

Within my Therapeutic practice, I can offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

I have worked as a therapist within Children's homes and have also had experience within Locked Rehabilitation Hospitals and Low Secure Hospitals.

I have a postgraduate diploma in CBT and Groupwork, and as part of my training, I have completed training in DBT skills. I have such passion when it comes to helping people to get through the difficulties that can arise from mental health issues.

I also have an enhanced DBS for working with Children and Adults.

Member organisations


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


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.


Additional information

Sessions are 55 minutes each unless working with Trauma, which would be 90 minutes

55 Minutes - £45 per session

When I work

I have flexibility with my hours so please get in touch to discuss availability, which includes evenings

Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults