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About me

I am a qualified Counsellor with a Person Centred and integrative approach this places the counselling relationship as the key to creating a space for deeper exploration of the self. This creates an opportunity to gain insights and a perspective of your world, thoughts,feelings and emotions .

In the years since I qualified I have gained skills and experience in working with adults ,couples and families through face to face, zoom or telephone counselling sessions. Spending a number of years working for a Hospice that specialised in supporting families facing the loss of a loved one or dealing with the changes that life brings after a diagnosis of a life limiting illness. I also spent time adding to my skills working with families or individuals who are caring for a family member with a life limiting illness,disability or mental health diagnosis.I have experience working with with substance misuse.

Our first meeting provides an opportunity for you to be heard and listened to.During the first session to create a safe space for the exploration of what has brought you to seek counselling and to explore any goals you may have and how these might be 

Session charges are for 60 mins and individual sessions £45
Couples £60

Families £75 sessions  would be for 90 mins.

We can review  at any time and I offer both  short and long term counselling 

This counselling service is confidential, and I adhere to the BACP ethical frame work 

Individual face to face = £45 per 60 mins

Families = £75

per 90 mins

Couples =£65 60 mins

Telephone or Zoom = £45 per 60 mins

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CBCAP level four diploma in therapeutic Counselling  .
  • Registered member of BACP NUMBER 584866 Registration number 340024
  • Trained in family and couple Counselling William Street Family Therapy Centre Perth WA
  • CBT
  • Grief and loss
  • Bereavement
  • Addiction
  • Relationship

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals per session =£45

Couples per session  = £60

Counselling Session length 60 mins.

Family counselling session =£75  per 90 min session

Telephone or Zoom =£45per 60 mins

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer appointments on a :
Monday 6-9pm
Tuesday   6-9pm
Wednesday 6-9pm
Thursday 10-8pm
Friday 9-4pm
Saturday 9-3pm

Further information

I have regular supervision and am fully insured.

Billericay, Essex, CM12

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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In person

I am currently training to become a supervisor level 6 with OCN London.From mid feb 2022 I am able to offer supervision to qualified counsellors .

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