About me

I am a qualified counsellor working with adults and young people on the Isle of Wight. I am now seeing clients face to face again in my rooms in Ryde with procedures in place; I can also work online using Zoom or telephone if that is more convenient to you.

I can offer you somewhere safe to talk in a confidential setting where you will be heard, but not judged in any way.  Having someone you can talk to at a time when life can sometimes feel overwhelming with little to look forward to can be really positive. Many clients appreciate being able to talk to someone they trust who is independent of their home and work life to be really beneficial and positive for their wellbeing.

I can support you if you struggling with the physical and mental symptoms of anxiety and stress; this might be fear and worry, but it could also include panic attacks and phobias.

I can support you after a loss; this could of course be a bereavement of a loved one, but also relates to loss of a relationship, a job, divorce, friendship or pet.

I am a bereavement counsellor and have a lot of experience in supporting families and professionals after the death of a baby or child and I have many years experience of working with the Emergency Services and bereaved families after sudden and unexpected deaths and disasters.

If you would like to wake up feeling happier, contented and more motivated about your future please contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to see how I can help you.  I will be led by you, you may only need a few sessions, or I can work longer term with you.  I appreciate that you might feel nervous about counselling, but I will try and put you at ease so that you feel comfortable with me.

In our sessions, I will give you the opportunity to re-examine your path in life, and I hope that after working with me you will come away with an improved mindset in managing the challenges in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working since 2013 for various charities offering counselling for adults and young people.  I have been a Bereavement Volunteer for Cruse since 2015.  Since 1990 I have been a Parent Befriender for The Lullaby Trust working with bereaved parents after the death of a baby or young child and I am a committee member of IOW SANDS.

I have worked with the Emergency Services for over 20 years helping to train staff in dealing in bereavement and loss and helping families come to terms with a sudden and unexpected death of a family member due to homicide and disaster.

Qualifications: I have a Foundation degree in Counselling with the Open University (2016) comprising of Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2014) & Level 5 Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). 2016

Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse (2015)

Foundation Course in Brief Solution Focused Therapy (2007)

TRiM Practitioner (March on Stress) 2017

Certificate in Applied Neuroscience for treating anxiety, panic & worry (2020)

BA in Social Policy (Open University) (2006) & Diploma in Social Policy & Criminology (2005)

I have regular training in Safeguarding (Children and adult), attend Professional Development training throughout the year have a current enhanced DBS.

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Registered member of BACP No. 753818


Additional information

£40 per 50 minute session

Initial free 15 minute minute telephone or Zoom consultation to see how I can help you


Currently not taking on clients at the present time. Waiting to do face to face Counselling when allowed.

Ryde Chiropractic & Complementary Therapies
81, George Street
Isle Of Wight
PO33 2JF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Unfortunately counselling rooms are on the first floor of the building, there is no access to a lift.