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(MSc. UKCP Registered, MBACP)

About me

I am a qualified Person Centred / Humanistic Psychotherapist. I practise in Nottingham (NG4), Carlton and Loughborough (LE12). I am able to offer short term (12 - 16 Session) or longer term based on individuals needs (1 -2+ years)

At the core of my practise is to establish a warm therapeutic working relationship with you, which can offer opportunities for change and for you to trust your own judgement and feel empowered by your own autonomy.I feel I can offer a safe and confidential environment for you to be yourself and not feel judged or overpowered. By working together on your journey of self - discovery, I hope you feel compassion, empathy and a real genuineness from me to encourage the changes you want to embrace in your own life to occur.

There is parking at both premisies. If you need help or advice about my service please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have studied an MSc in Person Centred Psychotherapy at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute (University of Coventry). I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a member of The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI).

I have also studied a degree in Health and Social Care with Guidance and Counselling at Nottingham Trent University.

I continuly keep up to date with ongoing training to develop my skills to ensure i am providing the best therapeutic intervention as possible.

I have worked in a college setting running their services and alsoI have worked in a few charities that offer affordable, long term counselling who are 18+ such as Counselling Xtra and Leicester Counselling Service. I have also worked as a telephone counsellor for Child-line providing confidential support for ages 5-25.

I have experience of working with a wide range of client issues such as:-

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Grief and loss, bereavement

  • Sexual abuse and rape counselling

  • Emotional abuse

  • Self-harm

  • Suicide

  • Loneliness

  • Work-related bullying and stress

  • Adoption issues

  • Fertility and IVF counselling

  • Chronic illness and disability issues

  • Eating difficulties and body image counselling

  • Relationship breakdowns

  • Identity related issues

  • Educational and learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia

  • Family dysfunction and difficult childhood

  • Trauma

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £48 per 50 minute session

I charge £35 for the initial assessment session (This will provide you with a chance to work out whether I am the right Psychotherapist for you and for me to ensure I am the right person to meet your needs and offer you what you deserve. If we both decide to work together we will fill out some forms which help establish a starting point in providing a way to track the progress of our work together).

I offer a discounted service for students at £40.

When I work

Mon-Thurs 9am - 7pm. Please feel free to contact me as days and times may vary dependant on demand.

Nottingham, NG4

Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8JS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults