About me

I work with Autistic people, with the people who love and care for them (parents, partners and friends) and with anyone exploring their neuro-identity. In a world where so much focus is on what is ‘normal’, I support you with compassion, validating your experiences and affirming your needs. 

You may be at a crossroads after a challenging time: you may feel that you have have lost touch with yourself, or struggle to find your place. You may have been in a relationship which has taken it out of you in some way. Quite possibly you feel depressed, lonely, overwhelmed or anxious - or all of the above. You may want to feel better about yourself, more resilient or positive; to work out who you are or where you’re going. Or you may simply want someone to talk to at a difficult time.

I will support you with curiosity, deep listening and empathy. I can help you make connections, holding the space as you explore your experiences. Depending on what suits you best we may work with metaphor or visual imagery, or notice how you hold things in your body. We may work through a CBT exercise. Or we may ‘simply’ talk!

Finding the right person can be daunting. If you would like to get a sense of whether how I work might suit you, I offer a free 15-minute call. This is a chance for you to ask any questions you may have. There is no commitment to have therapy with me: this is a chat about what might be helpful for you.


I offer video and telephone counselling nationally.

If you are local to Bridport, Dorset, I offer in-person counselling in a welcoming and peaceful space. You may also choose to meet for a walk and talk session in the Dorset countryside.

You may choose to commit to a certain number of sessions, or you may prefer to work in an open-ended way. Whatever the length of our counselling relationship, I will regularly take time to check that you are getting what you want from it.


Finding the right person can be daunting. If you would like to get a sense of whether how I work might suit you, I offer a free 15-minute call. This is a chance for you to ask any questions you may have. There is no commitment to have therapy with me: this is a chat about what might be helpful for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Levels 2 and 3 Certificates in Therapeutic Counselling and Counselling Skills
  • BA in English Literature from Durham University, First Class

I continually expand my skills and understanding through training, reading, peer skills shares and other means. Recent training has covered self-compassion, intuitive eating, trauma, safeguarding, suicide, sandplay therapy and Gestalt therapy.


  • Counsellor in private practice.
  • Mentor working outdoors with neurodiverse, anxious and traumatised children and young people.
  • Volunteer counsellor with Dorset Mind.
  • Counsellor for a local agency, providing pay-what-you-can counselling.
  • Ecopsychotherapy (nature therapy).

Whilst I am myself neurotypical, I am neurodiversity-affirmative, continually working to expand my understanding and be an ally of the ND community.

I am queer- and non-binary-allied, and sex-positive.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Much of my work is with Autistic people, and with those around them - be it parent, partner or sibling. I support people whose child is undergoing diagnosis - or who are themselves in the process of seeking a diagnosis. My work with adults includes those who are diagnosed as adults, and those who are self-diagnosed (Autistic/ADHD).

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£70 per 50-minute session


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I offer appointments 4:30pm to 8pm on Tuesdays, and 9am to 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

At times I may be able to offer Monday appointments - please contact me to find out.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My premises are on the ground floor, with straightforward step-free access. There is plenty of parking nearby.

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