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About me

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Life Coach

I am a warm empathic practitioner who will work with you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and how to manage the difficulties you may be facing.  With more self-awareness comes the opportunity to allow for new possibilities to emerge and changes to take place holding on to the hope of a happier and more fulfilling life.

I have considerable experience in many different professional settings and my personal experience provides me with real life insights, which are invaluable to my work with clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Relational Counselling
MBACP (Accred)
CTI Accredited Coaching Training Programme

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fees are £70 for a 50 minute session for individuals and £100.00 for couples.  I also offer discount rates for special circumstances.  For a free informal introductory discussion of a 20 minute duration without commitment please call on 07592 540122

Bath, Somerset, BA1

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults