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Accredited Counsellor Member of the BACP
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Buxton, High Peak, SK17
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling is a space where we can feel safe to talk, work though our difficulties and find a way forward.

I work with many counselling theories and I’d love you to feel free to ask about them if you wanted. I believe in being open about my knowledge of theory and how it may work for you in your unique situation. I do offer a free phone chat, so you can decide if working with me is what you would like.

Counselling work is about you. Your needs and agenda, your space to talk freely about what is troubling you, hurting you…  

I have a lot of experience, psychotherapy tools and ideas that I can share with you, but what you bring is more important than their. If you decided to work with me we would explore what’s going on for you together, and find a way forward…together. 

I’m trained in Neurodiversity, Psychodynamic, CBT, Person Centred,  Transpersonal, Systems, Attachment, Couples theory, Gender Sexual and Relationship Diversity and many more. I would work very openly with you in my thoughts about psychological theories, because I believe when you know the theory, life begins to make a bit more sense. Understanding the “why” of what we do…and how it was helpful to us once….but perhaps isn’t now, can often be the key that unlocks a door so we can find some “wriggle room” in our problems or a way through a really tough situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications…

Certificate in Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (including Neurodiversity)

Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling Counselling - Association for Counselling and Therapy Online and National Counselling and  Psychotherapy Society approved 

Level Three Certificate in Couples Training - accredited by College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

BACP Accreditation 

  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Couples Counselling 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

I have much experience and training in working with people who are neurodiverse.

I have been working as a counsellor for a number of years.

I currently work as a counsellor in private practice and for The Elm Foundation, a charity for domestic abuse. 

I have previously worked as a paid sessional counsellor for The Thomas Theyer Foundation and for Talk Listen Change in the the greater Manchester area.  

I work with couples and individuals.

I work in a person centred way but with the skills and techniques of a psychodynamic and systems approach. Often our past influences our present and awareness of this can help us accept ourselves and find new ways to live life in the future. 

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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer an initial 60 minute counselling sessions for £25 and subsequent sessions are £45 either online, by phone (£35) or face to face. Couples fee is £55 per session 

In extreme cases of financial hardship, 
there may be options and offers to consider to allow counselling to proceed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am flexible to work out a time that suits you. 

Further information

I work with couples and individuals. I offer an introductory session at £20 and work predominantly in a psychodynamic and person centred way.  

We will work towards your goals for counselling so you can get what you need from your sessions…

If you need hep with anxiety, which can sometimes cripple us and we can work through simple techniques that can often reduce symptoms and look at why you're anxious and how you can work to prevent this.

Knowing our boundaries, what we allow into our lives and not being afraid of saying ‘no’ can be liberating. Being aware of our past experiences and where our behaviour comes from can help us change our ways of thinking about ourselves and others…

Understanding ourselves and accepting ourselves can be a powerful catalyst for change…it build’s our knowledge, resilience, confidence and internal peace which helps us to manage our stress and anxiety and aids us in knowing what we need and how to get it. We can learn to thrive…

Buxton, High Peak, SK17

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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