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Counsellor / Psychotherapist. MA. PG.Dip. MBACP (registered)

About me

I have been working as a counsellor / psychotherapist for over 20 years, and have worked with many hundreds of people, both online and face to face. For the past 10 years I have also been a visiting lecturer on the doctorate in counselling psychology at the University of Manchester, as well as a counselling supervisor and a registered mindfulness teacher. 

Drawing on mindfulness, compassion, and a broad variety of therapeutic approaches, I aim to work in a collaborative way that responds to the uniqueness of each person and their current life situation.

As well as specialising in anxiety, I have a wide range of experience, including working with people suffering from tinnitus, chronic pain, depression, trauma, anger, and relationship difficulties.

My writing has been included in the Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Adolescent Counselling Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice.

If you feel that I could be helpful to you, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered psychotherapist and a registered mindfulness teacher.

Qualifications include a masters degree in counselling, post-graduate diploma in person-centred counselling, a degree in psychology, a certificate in mindfulness, a certificate in supervision. Further training includes compassion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, CBT, emotion-focused therapy, and process work.

I worked for 6 years as a senior counsellor for Mind and 10 years as a counsellor and outreach worker for Visyon. I have worked with children and families, as well as adults, and for 5 years worked as a school counsellor.

For the past 10 years I have been a visiting teacher on the doctorate in counselling psychology at the University of Manchester and a supervisor of counsellors, psychotherapists and mindfulness teachers.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ecotherapy and mindfulness in nature.

Creativity coaching and consultation.

Training in mindfulness-based living and self-compassion.


From £40.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

For people experiencing significant financial difficulties some special concessionary lower rates are available. Please do contact me if this applies to you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays to Fridays, 11am to 8pm. Saturdays by arrangement.

Windyways, The Thorn, Wrigglebrook, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 8AN

6 Central Street, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire, ST7 4NZ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms



In person

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