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(She/her), BA(Hons), Dip. Couns, MNCS (Accred), MBACP

About me

I will provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space for you to talk about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and process any difficulties you are living with – or have lived through. Our time together is an opportunity to explore personal and relational issues in a safe environment, in which you will be heard. You can choose to use our time together to process, explore, heal, and learn more about yourself. I work in a non-directive way, so rather than telling you what to do, I will help you to explore the options available, so that you can be empowered to make your own decisions.

I am an integrative counsellor working across modalities (including Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis). I work holistically, with a Humanistic philosophy, considering the person as a whole; for example, sometimes a physical pain or ailment can be our body’s way of communicating psychological or emotional distress – we will explore beyond the initial presenting issue or symptom, to gain an understanding of your complete experience.

It can be useful for us to discuss the goals you have for your time in counselling at our first session, to enable us to determine a focus for our time together (although these goals can be fluid, and change over time). We will periodically re-visit these goals together and discuss the counselling process itself, so that you can get the most out of our time together.

I am an LGBTQIA+ ally.

I engage in regular CPD events.

Sessions are available via zoom, phone and in person. Contact me using the links above, and we can arrange a brief call in advance of booking a first session, in which I can answer any questions you have, and you can let me know why you're interested in starting therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • SEG Awards Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Next Steps in Counselling Level 3
  • Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • I hold an enhanced DBS

I have experience working with anxiety and depression, chronic pain and degenerative conditions, maternity, postpartum and fertility issues, pregnancy loss.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic pain

Degenerative conditions


£40.00 per session

Additional information

Session fee payable in advance via BACS or Paypal.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I see clients weekdays during school hours, with some appointments later in the afternoon on Tuesdays and Fridays.

8 Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23

Type of session

In person

Types of client