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About me

Hello and welcome to my personal page.

Post pandemic, we are facing many uncertainties. You may experience fluctuating emotions and difficulties, ranging from anxiety/uncertainty, depression, loss, anger, sadness, panic attacks, low mood and self esteem, to increased tensions in relationships and trouble coping day to day.

I am an experienced BACP registered Counsellor, who can support you through such challenges I can do this in a number of ways.

•One-off counselling sessions over the phone to listen to your concerns, and support you to explore ways to cope during this crisis.

•Ongoing counselling via Zoom or over the phone,. This can be done either on your own, or as part of a couple or family,

I have experience working with depression, anxiety, low-self worth/self-esteem, eating disorders, victims of bullying, victims of physical/sexual abuse, sexuality, suicidal ideation, diagnosed mental health conditions, drug and alcohol addiction, relationship difficulties/breakdown and family problems.

I also offer an 8 week specialist weight management program for individuals who have a difficult relationship with food or weight control.

Therapy can help you work through such things which can affect your daily life and routine.

If you are feeling unhappy, lonely, angry, confused anxious or depressed, or you are in crisis and feel that you would like to talk to someone in confidence, then I can offer you friendly counselling support, in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to explore the things that may prevent you from finding meaning and happiness in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists BACP Accredited).

FdSc in Person Centred Counselling Brighton University(British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists BACP Accredited).

Relate Certificate in Relationship Counselling

Relate Certificate Family Counseling

ASSIST Certificate in Suicide Intervention

Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing

Counselling Assessor

Before going into private practice, I have worked within Education,  Mental Health and Addiction Charities and for the NHS. I am a fully trained Relationship and Family Counsellor for Relate and am able to offer short-term or long term therapy for individuals, couples, families or groups presenting with a wide range of issues.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 for Individual therapy

£50 for Relationship therapy

£60 for Family therapy

When I work

Mornings Afternoons Evenings Monday - Friday

Further information

I am able to offer video link and telephone counselling sessions in line with self isolation regulations during COVID-19

Please contact me for further details

Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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