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About me

For what it's worth, I've been there; I know that point at which things get too much to cope with and I know that the opportunity to share my issues with someone who was able to listen without judgement or giving their own opinion was invaluable.

It is my belief that we all have very unique and individual reasons and circumstances surrounding our issues and that taking the step to share them with someone else can be intimidating. Which is why I am open to working in a non-judgemental way with anyone who feels they want to share their thoughts and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment. I offer face to face telephone or online video counselling via WhatsApp or Zoom because I realise that not everyone wants to be in the same room as their therapist or are able to travel. I also offer reduced rates for members of the NHS and Emergency Services.

I am an integrative counsellor with experience of working with a diverse range of clients and issues. Having previously worked within the NHS in primary and emergency care roles, I have been able to train to work with patients and colleagues presenting with a range of problems such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.   I also have experience of working in an educational setting with young people. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework.

Some of the issues I have experience of working with are: Bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, work, college and school related stress, trauma, faith and spirituality, the effects of chronic and terminal illness, all types of abuse, relationships, bullying and self-esteem and mens' issues.

Feedback I have received includes comments such as: 'very supportive and easy-going; I find him easy to talk to'; 'a fantastic space in which to share and work through your thoughts and feelings'; 'really brilliant and really helped me'.

Training, qualifications & experience

L4 CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Counselling

L5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

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


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I charge £50 per session but am able to offer some low cost spaces on an individual basis

When I work

I have availability throughout the working week and Saturday mornings, please contact me for details.

Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8

106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

Kenilworth and Oxford both have some accessibility for wheelchairs - please contact for details