Hello and welcome to my profile!
I am a qualified, person centred counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I offer a warm, empathic and professional service via Zoom and telephone.
I believe that we all have the ability to reach our true potential, and that therapy can be instrumental in helping us to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
I work to understand your experience from your perspective, to enable you to feel accepted and gain insight into your feelings. Through working with you in a non-judgemental, enquiring way, we will journey together to help reconnect with your true inner values and strengthen your self worth.
Whatever your reason for coming to therapy, whether it's a significant life event such as a relationship break down or the loss of a loved one, a common mental health issue such as anxiety, panic attacks or depression or a past experience that feels difficult to move forward from, you do not have to go through it alone.
What to Expect
I welcome you to contact me via email or telephone if you are interested in working with me. All enquiries will be responded to as soon as possible, usually within one working day. You may feel a little anxious about your first appointment and I will do my best to help alleviate any worries or concerns you may have, and welcome you to ask questions. The first session will help me to gain an understanding of what brings you to counselling, and to explore what it is you hope to achieve through our work together.
I enjoy working remotely, and will strive to ensure you feel comfortable throughout your time with me. I always work within a private setting where I can not be disturbed, respecting your privacy in the same way as I would if working face to face.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies
Further Training / CPD:
Neuroscience Workshop - Polyvagal Theory (25 hours)
Online & Telephone Counselling – Counselling Tutor (80 hours)
Fast Trauma - The Rewind Technique - Human Givens (12 hours)
Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change (6 hours)
Working with Co-dependency in Psychotherapeutic Practice (2 hours)
Exploring Self Compassion Using Creative Techniques (2 hours)
Working with Shame – Carolyn Springs
A Pluralistic Approach to Therapy – Mick Cooper
Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Mick Cooper
Treating Generalised Anxiety & Panic Disorders – The Counselling Society
Supporting Young People with Mood Difficulties – PMHS
Understanding Attachment and Helping Children Feel Secure – PMHS
Eating Disorders Workshop – PMHS
Working with Children & Young People Diploma with Distinction
Working with People who Self Harm – John Monk-Steel
Anger Management Counsellor’s Training – Martin Hogg
Working with Addiction – Underlying Causes
Working with Bereaved Clients
Creative Therapy Workshop
Working Safely & Professionally with Erotic Transference & Counter-Transference – Sally Openshaw
Supporting Children with Bereavement & Loss – The Laura Centre
Equine Assisted Learning
An Introduction to Systemic Family Therapy – Peter Trowsdale
Bereavement Training - Mary Ann Evans Hospice
My experience is wide-ranging, and I draw on my background of over 20 years working with children and families, my qualifications and training (which is always ongoing as there’s always more to learn) and my experience working within the field of mental health and counselling.
My background includes volunteering for Samaritans, working with groups and individuals within a bereavement service, including facilitating children’s bereavement groups, working for several counselling charities as both a volunteer and associate counsellor, school counsellor, counselling tutor, EAP work and short and long term counsellor in private practice.
I am particularly interested in working with anxiety, grief and loss (including miscarriage and baby loss), stress, trauma, issues related to childhood including attachment, self-acceptance, confidence, self-esteem and self-discovery.
I have a significant amount of experience working with people with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma and people with a diagnosed mental health issue. I will always strive to work safely and ethically with clients, regardless of their mental health issue or diagnosis, empowering clients to take back control of their own mental health whenever possible. If you have a diagnosis, this is something we can discuss further, prior to booking a first appointment.
I currently hold a small private practice alongside my role working for a mental health charity, where I deliver a successful project aimed at alleviating loneliness and social isolation isolation via one-to-one mentoring.
I am working towards BACP Accreditation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Fees are £40 per 50 minute session. Concessions available dependent upon individual circumstances. Please email for more details.
Currently offering telephone and Zoom counselling appointments