have a strong background in Nursing and Health Visiting, so listening to peoples' difficulties in confidence has always been at the centre of my work. We all need to be heard and accepted whatever the problem and it doesn't necessarily need a crisis for us to acknowledge that we need help.
As a counsellor I prefer to practice psychodynamically, which means linking current behaviour and relationships with peoples' past experiences and relationships. However, I can also help clients to overcome their difficulties by using solution-focussed therapy and CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy).
My private practice is in a confidential setting in Rutland and there is adequate parking space available.
If you decide to contact me you will initially be offered an assessment session (no charge), and if we feel that counselling is appropriate we can then arrange to meet for weekly sessions.
Areas of counselling I can help with: abuse, adolescent issues, anxiety, bereavement and loss, bullying, depression, eating disorders, family problems, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, panic attacks, self-harm, stress, relationship issues, the ageing process and its challenges.
Clients I work with include, adults, couples, families, older adults, young people 15 years +
Training, qualifications & experience
- RGN Guy's Hosp, London
- Obstetrics King's College Hosp, London
- Health Visitor
- Counselling in Eating Disorders Cert.
- PG Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Leicester).
I am a member of BACP, and am bound by their code of conduct guidelines. I have regular supervision in line with the ethical framework for good practice, I am DSB checked, and I hold professional indemnity insurance.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer long-term or short-term therapy to individuals 15years+ (£40)
Introductory session: Free
Following session fees: £45.00 (concessions available) made payable by cash/cheque at the beginning of each (50 minute) session.
Introductory joint session: £50 Joint sessions thereafter: £50
Individual sessions thereafter: £45
Sessions can be terminated at any time but at least 24 hours notice must be given if the session needs to be cancelled, otherwise the full fee will be charged.
Counselling is always confidential. The nature of this confidentiality will be explained to you in detail during your introductory session along with information regarding client counsellor contract.
For confidential enquiries, please contact me on:
Mobile 07913513809 (If I am with a client my phone will be turned off. Do please leave a message and I will return your call)