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About me

In this unusual time of social distancing I can offer FaceTime, Skype or videoconference appointments via Zoom meetings app.

I am a Person-Cented, Therapeutic Counsellor, able to work with a wide variety of issues and emotional distress.

Person-Centred therapy is non-judgemental, non-directive and values the uniqueness of each person.

We will work at your own pace with your own belief systems, your unique cultural background and life experiences.

The aim is to provide safe, confidential conditions in which you may begin to thrive, enhance self-awareness and explore past and present difficulties.

Getting started

Having made the decision to see a counsellor, looking for and finding the right one can be very confusing and daunting. Especially when in distress.

For this reason I offer a reduced fee for the first session, free of any further commitment, allowing you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Also, if you haven't experienced counselling before, it's an opportunity to see what a counselling session is like.

During this first session we will assess together what you require and hope to achieve from counselling.

Where, what and how long?

If you choose to go forward, generally we would agree a focus and how many sessions might be needed for the journey. We would decide together how it's progressing and if we needed to reduce or extend the number of sessions.

Our meetings will be an hour in length, usually at the same agreed time each week. I am an individual member of the BACP and work ethically within their framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Mental Health First Aid.

I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, end of life, relationship issues and breakdown, sexual abuse, severe distress and historical issues that impact the present.

I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend training days, such as CRUSE, dementia awareness and mental health first aid.

Member organisations


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


Additional information

Individual: £35

Students and Concessions: £25

Initial Session: £25

Type of session

In person