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Bsc, Dip Couns MBACP

About me

An integrative counsellor means that I use a combination of theories including - person-centred therapy and psychodynamic counselling - with the aim of best matching the approach to the goal of the work and person who I am working with.

My approach assumes that the quality of our meeting is more important than any technique or theory that I use, and that different issues have meanings particular to the individual. Open communication is the key.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their Code of Ethics. For further information, see bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. I have a BA in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Alongside my general counselling experience I have worked for specialist service organisations covering self-harm, crisis support, substance misuse, rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. I work as a counsellor for the NHS alongside my private practice.

Although Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT played a central theme in my diploma I would describe myself as an Integrative counsellor. I will adapt my model and use creativity within my work, such as exploration through objects or art.

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


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My standard fee is £50.00 per hour for an individual session. I also maintain a reduced price place and anyone who is interested in this should enquire whether this is vacant at present.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51

Type of session

In person