About me

Update: Telephone and on-line services available only until further notice

We all struggle with day to day life sometimes. Being aware of overwhelming feelings and anxious thoughts that won't stop, no matter how much you try to ignore them and carry on.

We all need a little help from time to time, and it's OK to ask for help and to take the time to look after yourself.

Having a safe space to talk confidentially, one to one, with someone can help you. By focusing on your issues in a new light and allowing yourself the time to be aware of your thoughts and feelings causing your struggles.

It might be you need help with:

  • Difficult Relationships
  • Bereavement of a loved one
  • General anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Feelings of anger

Having a tough time myself a number of years ago brought me to counselling. I am now an experienced person-centered counsellor helping everyday people for the past 5 years. New to the counselling services I provide is Animal Assisted Therapy with my dog, Dila. If you feel having Dila there would help with your counselling session she can be waiting in the room.

If you want to discuss your issues further please contact me by telephone or email and leave your details with your availability. I will get back to you to arrange your free initial 30 minute telephone appointment to discuss your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced counsellor, with five years work in counselling adults with common mental health problems. I have achieved over 500 sessional hours working voluntarily and paid with Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind, Place2Be and Beacon Counselling.

Professional Qualifications

BSc(Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy by University of Salford Manchester

CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children

TA101: Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Advanced Teacher Training of Mindfulness Based Approaches by Breathworks

Introductory Teacher Training of Mindfulness Based Approaches by Breathworks

Certificate in Understanding and Working with Sexual Abuse – BACP Endorsed

ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts

Member organisations


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

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.

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Additional information

Initial 30 minute telephone appointment free of charge.

Cost for one hour session £40.

Discounts available for block bookings.

I provide a range of appointments for days and evenings times.

Saturday appointments are available.


Available Monday to Thursday Day and Evening appointments. Saturday appointments available.

Further information

Both offices are ground floor locations and are suitable for wheelchair access.

Free parking at both locations.

Pepper House
1 Pepper Road
Hazel Grove
Greater Manchester

Poynton Civic Hall
Park Lane
SK12 1RB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.