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About me

Do you sometimes feel like a tangled ball of string, your thoughts and emotions all knotted up? Maybe you feel like a bottle of fizzy pop, all shook up ready to explode? Perhaps you feel foggy and lost or unable to quite put your finger on what you are feeling, but you know it's not quite right for you? Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement and Life Events can all affect how we feel. Sometimes there might not be a reason for why we are feeling a certain way. That's okay. We can work together to untangle the knots, settle the bubbles and clear the fog. Counselling isn't one size fits all. Together we will find what works for you.

EmPath Counselling offers you empowerment through E-Therapy. It offers you a space to be you. In this space, we will work together to bring change in your life. The pace and content of our sessions will be led by you. Whether we communicate by typing, talking or silence you will be met with honesty, empathy, warmth and a non-judgemental ear.

EmPath Counselling offers Email and Video Conferencing Counselling. It can be confusing and anxiety provoking to chose a Counsellor so EmPath offers a free 20 minute consultation to help you discover if this feels right for you. If you like the thought of Counselling from the comfort of your own home, please contact EmPath Counselling today.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered Counsellor.

Previously I have worked in the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service as a Psychological Well Being Practitioner. Before this, I worked as a Recovery Worker for Substance Users in the Criminal Justice system. I also have life experience working in various retail outlets.

My Qualifications are as follows:

PG Certificate in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Psychological Well Being Practitioner Status

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£45 for 60 minute Video Conferencing Session

£45 for 90 minute Email Session (You may send up to 3 emails a week and I will spend a minimum of 90 minutes reading and composing a thoughtful reply. You will only receive one email from me a week.)

When I work

Daytime and Evening Appointments are currently available during weekdays.

Limited weekend afternoon availability for Email Counselling responses.

Further information

EmPath Counselling is focused on empowerment through E-Therapy and can only offer sessions via video conferencing or email.

Leiceter, Leicestershire, LE4

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