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Experienced Individual and Couples Therapist

About me

'Calm seas do not make skilful sailors.' Experienced therapist working with individuals and couples. 

With thousands of hours of experience as a therapist, I know that my hopes and aspirations for my clients are well placed. That is why I am passionate about the transformative potential of therapy. 

Whilst we may not welcome the inevitable uncertainties and difficulties of life, nonetheless they present opportunities for personal transformation.

Whatever brings you to see me - a crisis or a longstanding sense that life could be better - therapy is ring-fenced time just for you. To explore and make sense of things and of who you are. To identify, challenge and change your entrenched, self-defeating patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. To recognise and to utilise your strengths.

Couples counselling - The breakdown of our intimate relationships may be so gradual we simply adapt and labour on in a sort of quiet despair. Until there is a crisis and a wake up call.  If you are thinking of couples counselling, you will likely have reached a breaking point. Couples counselling allows for exploration of relationship difficulties and space to make decisions about how to move forward into the future.  As your therapist, my role is to aid honest communication at a time when you may both feel in turmoil and uniquely vulnerable.

My training background - I am trained in an integrative approach to psychotherapy. This means my approach is flexible and adaptable, and recognises that people are complex and their lives complicated. In addition to a rich academic background in developmental psychology, my rich life experiences also inform my practice.

EAP/Organisations - I have experience of working successfully with referrals from EAP/Organisations and charities. Enquiries welcome. Current DBS Certificate. Registered with ICO.

Confidentiality - It is in the nature of the counselling process that clients often disclose deeply personal details of their lives. To safeguard client confidentiality I do not add your name or other identifying details to my notes. In addition, I do not store sensitive client information on my computer.

Training, qualifications & experience

Always curious about how we think, feel and behave, I earned a 1st Class psychology degree at the University of London in 1996. I went on to research children’s early language and cognitive development for which I was awarded a doctoral degree in 2002.

Other qualifications include:
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Couples Counselling. The training also covered the particular relationship difficulties encountered when Asperger Syndrome has been diagnosed, or may be a factor.
Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology reflecting an interest in the link between mind and body.

Neuro-diverse relationships - neurotypicals and ASD/Asperger Syndrome partnerships: recognising the unique challenges of neuro-diverse relationships.

Working with Survivors of Sexualised Trauma

Psychopharmacology and Therapy - to aid an understanding of the pros and cons of anti-depressant/anti-anxiety and other psychotropic medication.

Trauma - The Body keeps the Score -understanding how trauma memories are stored in the body as well as the mind.

Remote therapy - CPD/training in working via Zoom/Skype/Telephone

Conscious Uncoupling - Psychotherapy in the transition through separation and divorce.

Morality in the Field of Couples Therapy

I have worked in a wide variety of environments, from secretarial roles in both the public and private sectors, to teaching psychology to post-graduate students. I have also run my own successful small business.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples counselling; Adult Children of Alcoholics;  Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents; Trauma; Understanding and finding a way out of abusive and hurtful relationships.

Fellow psychotherapists/counsellors - I am comfortable working with fellow professionals.


From £45.00 to £65.00

Additional information

Regular sessions are of 55 minutes duration.

Individual counselling per session:  £50

Couples counselling per session: £65

LATER EVENING APPOINTMENTS: Only available Wednesday's for a 6.30p.m. or 7p.m. (with some flexibility) start charged at £65 for individual; £80 for couples session.

Occasional concessions available for individual counselling at £45 for 3 sessions. Please inquire.

When I work

My regular availability is Tuesday to Friday 8.45a.m. - 6.30pm. Later appointments are available on Wednesday evenings, subject to additional charge.

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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