About me

I am currently offering counselling and psychotherapy face-to-face, online and over the telephone.

I am an experienced psychotherapist and clinical supervisor based in Nottingham, where I provide psychotherapy and counselling to adults and young people (aged 16 upwards) - working with individuals and couples. I also offer academic support/consultation to people completing qualifications up to Master's level in Person-centred and/or Experiential Psychotherapy/Counselling. My aim is to offer clients a warm and accepting space where they can learn self-compassion, self-awareness and self-acceptance.                     

I decided to re-train as a psychotherapist, following a long and rewarding career as a social worker. The theoretical approach I use when working with clients is person-centred and experiential. I have a particular interest in emotion-focused therapy, which is one of the modalities within the person-centred and experiential field.    

My passion for this modality began following my own experience as a client.  My own life has been rich and insightful, allowing me to realise that it is normal for people to encounter difficulties in their lives, at some point.  During these times, intervention in the form of counselling/psychotherapy can create movement for clients.  I have a strong belief in people’s individual capacity to implement the necessary changes in their lives, during times of anxiety, stress and depression, if the right support is in place.

I create work-life balance by taking time to do some of the things I love, like going to galleries, running, following sport, practising yoga, reading, watching films, travelling, listening to music and walking in the countryside.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Membership:

I am a fully accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a graduate member of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI), Nottingham. As such, I adhere to their respective codes of ethics and this means that my work is appropriately supervised.


MSc in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy (Distinction) (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham).  Post-Graduate Diploma and Certificate in the same modality.

Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy Level 1 (University of Strathclyde).

Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples (Institute of Family Therapy).

Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (completed with Mike Worrall & Linda Smith)

Other Relevant Qualifications:

  • MA in Social Work (University of Nottingham)
  • Post-Qualifying Award 1 in Social Work
  • Post-Qualifying Award 2 in Social Work
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Child Care Practice (Social Work)
  • BA Honours Social Studies

Areas of Interest:

Key current specialisms include, relationship breakdown; depression, working with social anxiety; anxiety, conflict, fear, in the workplace; redundancy; emotional abuse; parental criticism; depression, bereavement, binge eating; people's relationship with food; trauma; attachment; people's experience of their class background; working with students in higher education struggling with the academic process.

Theoretical areas of interest include:

mutuality/partnership working; working at relational depth with clients; client autonomy; client empowerment; identity; diversity; power; class.

I have a genuine interest in working with difference and diversity, and also actively enjoy working with people from other cultures. [Please note that, regretfully, at present I am unable to provide wheelchair access.] 

Research Interests:   

I have completed research, drawing on/including the following themes:

Working mutually to support clients to manage anxiety (Case Study)

How clients’ experiences of attachment relationships might impact on the experience of psychological contact in the therapy room (Heuristic Methodology).

Other practice based experience:

Alongside working in my private practice, I also work at Nottingham Trent University as a psychotherapist. Previously, I have worked as a therapist at Nottingham Women's Centre.

Being employed as a social worker for 13 years meant that I employed a number of different therapeutic modalities to work in partnership with adults, children, young people and families. They included, Person-Centred Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Psychodynamic Theory/Therapy; Systemic Therapy; Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Crisis Intervention; Task Focused methods; Attachment Theory and many others.

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 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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with clients who wish to undertake therapy for personal development and/or life coaching.


From £40.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information


£50 for Individuals, £55.00 for Couples. Trainee psychotherapists/counsellors, students and unemployed people £40. Sessions last for 60 minutes.  I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation.

Supervision: £50 per 60 minute session.

How to book a session:
Please leave me a message by phone or email with your name and preferred number, and then I can call you or reply to your email.  

Therapy sessions available all day, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, in Wollaton, Nottingham and online.

Supervision sessions available Monday to Friday. in Wollaton, Nottingham and online.  


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Therapy sessions - all day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Supervision - Monday to Friday. 

Further information

Free on-street parking is available directly outside the practice. It is also just a four minute walk from the nearest bus stop, which is the Brendon Road stop on the bus lines Trent Barton number 2, and the NCT number 30. Sustainability: I also have safe bicycle storage.

87 Elvaston Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

In supervision, my aim is to work relationally and experientially to allow supervisees to authentically bring themselves/clients to supervision.

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