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Dip. Counselling, MBACP Reg

About me

Sometimes life can feel a real struggle: If you are feeling anxious, confused, depressed or overwhelmed, I offer a safe and confidential space to work on any issues that are troubling you, with warmth and compassion.

Counselling is not about me telling you what to do. We will work together to help you explore, untangle and make more sense of your feelings, your thoughts and your experiences. This will help you to gain a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself as a person.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and Registered Member of the BACP. I have experience of working with adults, young people and children aged 9+.

Call, text or email me to arrange an initial chat about how I work. We can then set up an initial session to talk about your needs and what you would like to gain from counselling. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and I look forward to speaking to you.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies

Professional Registration:

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Membership requires passing a proficiency examination, adherence to their ethical framework, regular supervision, and a commitment to engage in continuing personal and professional development.


I have experience of working with adults of all ages, young people, and children aged 9+.

I have worked with various counselling agencies in Gloucestershire, including with adult clients at Listening Post and children and young people with TIC+ (Teens in Crisis)

I have experience of working with clients who are experiencing a range of issues. These have included: Depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, panic attacks, phobias, relationship issues, bullying, loneliness, loss, domestic abuse, stress, ill health, family issues, redundancy, and sexual abuse.

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


Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please email, text or call me on 07591 342 030 to arrange an initial session.

I can currently offer counselling either online or by telephone. I can also offer face-to-face appointments at comfortable counselling rooms in central Cheltenham.

When I work

I can offer evening or daytime appointment times and either remote (telephone or video) or face-to-face appointments

Further information

Please call or text me on 07591 342030 to discuss fees and concessions

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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