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Registered MBACP, Dip. Counselling
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 28th June 2022

About me

Hello. I’m a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I'm based in Kent and work with adults and teenagers over 14 years of age. My private clients and I hold their sessions over the telephone or online. Counselling this way can be just as therapeutic and a lot easier to access than face-to-face counselling.

Please note that I'm not currently able to begin working with anyone new. I'm also on a two-week break from work right now, returning on 30th May. If you contact me in the meantime, I'll respond after that date to let you know that I am unable to take on any new clients.

I offer short and long-term therapy, working alongside clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loneliness and low self-esteem, among many other issues. Much of my experience is with survivors of trauma and sexual abuse, including PTSD and complex PTSD sufferers.

What might counselling be like?

I offer the safety of a warm, non-judgemental relationship in which you can explore what’s burdening you and causing you pain. We'll move at your pace and focus on what you feel ready for. More than anything, I aim to make space for your most difficult emotions and to really hear your unique experience.

Your counselling will be unique, just like you. I blend my understanding of several approaches to psychology and talking therapies, which allows us to work together to meet your individual needs. Some of my clients get the most from us simply talking, others from using exercises to help them open up or to focus on difficult issues.

You may have a specific problem, such as panic attacks or disturbing flashbacks, that you'd like to overcome. In this case, you might decide that we'll focus on developing your coping skills during certain sessions.

Or, you may have a mixture of thoughts, feelings and memories that are distressing for you. Perhaps you feel empty, stuck or that something just isn't right. For more broad struggles like this, you might want to explore yourself more deeply and gain a greater understanding about your experiences. Such work in counselling can help you shed intense lifelong hurt, such as guilt or grief.

What happens next?

1) Please do get in touch if you’re curious about having counselling sessions with me. I can usually respond quickest if you message me using the button at the top of this page, though you are also welcome to call or text me.

2) Feel free to ask any initial questions and, if you feel ready, we'll book an initial session.

3) During this session, we'll talk and start getting to know each other. We'll chat about what problems you're having and how we might make counselling useful for you.

4) We decide if we’d like to continue working together. There's no obligation for you to continue therapy with me if we don’t feel like a good fit. I also promise to be honest if I feel unable to help you. This is uncommon but could be, for example, because I think you'd benefit from working with someone who has particular specialist experience.

5) We book your ongoing sessions, on either a weekly or a fortnightly basis. You may choose to book a specific amount or you may prefer to plan our ending together in the future when you feel ready.

Message me today and start receiving the support you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Studying Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Relationship Therapy.

Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Distinction level.

Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Current DBS check and insurance for working with adults and children.

Additional training includes:

  • Coronavirus Outbreak Adult Wellbeing
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Understanding Depression and Suicide
  • Working with Shame
  • Understanding and Working with Attachments

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Complex PTSD

Inner child work


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Each 50 minute session is £40.

I offer a number of concessionary slots at a reduced price, for people who are carers or belong to those groups listed above. Currently, these are all full.

Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PA

Maidstone Community Support Centre, Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults