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Dip.Couns MBACP (Registered)

About me


I am a Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist and it is my job to help you get to the root cause of what is holding you back or causing you a problem and to guide you to fully resolve any associated issues.

A lot of us will drop anything to help someone we care about. We go out of our way to treat other people well - but how often do we give ourselves the same treatment?

I want to remind you, that you matter just as much as everyone else does and therapy is a great way to make sure that you show up for yourself.

Counselling can help you to honour your true self; figure out what direction you want to go in your life and then help you build the skills necessary to live the life you want to live. 

I help people from all walks of life who feel they are stuck, overwhelmed, or simply not reaching their full potential. Through creative and bespoke therapy I guide my clients to make the changes they want in their thinking, their emotional patterns and ultimately in their behaviours. This, then, enables them to begin thriving and living the successful lives they desire.

Every aspect of my approach will be tailored to you and focused on the results you want. I use a powerful and unique combination of Therapy and Performance Coaching to help you master your own thoughts and begin operating from your most powerful mindset. 

What separates my approach is that I have over 30 years of corporate experience in dynamic and results focused businesses, performing in Leadership, Management and Mentoring roles. I understand the dynamics and pressures of the workplace and I’m passionate about unlocking a client’s full potential to excel and progress. 

It was in this environment that I began my own formal training in Counselling and where I was instrumental in championing and leading Diversity and Inclusion Forums and Mental Health Awareness Groups.

I am listed on the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

What I help with

  • Therapy & Performance Coaching
  • Motivation & Focus 
  • Interview Success; Changing Direction; Confidence and Self Esteem; Unlocking your Full Potential
  • Stress
  • Busy Mind, Confusion; Lack of Productivity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Anxiety and Depression 
  • Loss, Grief & Bereavement
  • Addressing the Stages of Grief; Working towards Acceptance; Permission to Grieve

How I work

I work with clients using an integrative approach. This approach appreciates that no two clients are the same, so I will aim to use a Counselling Model that is best suited to your specific needs.

I work in a Person Centred way, which means that I will have an empathic understanding of your difficulties from your perspective and I will offer you respect without judgement.

I also use a Psychodynamic approach to better understand your difficulties. I believe that it is important to explore and understand your historic experiences in order to make more sense of the present.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency 
  • Ascentis Accreditation Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Place2Be Child Counsellor Training
  • Place2Be Safeguarding Training

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual consultations are charged at £60 per 50 minute session.

Payment is required on the day of your session. 

I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy with full fees payable for late cancellation (as is standard practice).

Further information

I use welcoming and confidential therapy rooms based in Sidcup which are air conditioned, have easy access and are soundproofed for total privacy. The rooms are a 10 minute walk from Sidcup Station. There are parking facilities close by.

Contact me…

If you would like to know more about the counselling process and how it may benefit you, please either telephone or email me and I will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

Sidcup Space, 1 Hatherley Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 4BH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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