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MBACP (Accred) MNCS (Accred Professional), FD(Open)

About me

Do you feel disconnected from yourself, others and the world?  If so, has your 'emotional suitcase' now become too heavy to lift?

If it has, life may feel something like this:

  • Overwhelming.
  • Relationships have become strained or are breaking down.
  • It has become difficult to voice what you need.
  • You feel depressed, angry, anxious or your self-esteem is low.
  • You have lost your way. 

Sometimes communication within our relationships breaks down, which can create conflict, distance and pain.  Our worries may seem jumbled up or like they are growing bigger and unmanageable by the day.  It can, therefore, become very difficult to make sense of ourselves, other people, our emotions, behaviours and even our lives.

So, you may need some help to:

  • Unpack that case.
  • Sort through the contents.
  • Find clarity.

As human beings relationships are really important to us.  As infants we are wired to attach and belong in order to survive and develop.  We have relationships with everything and everyone, including ourselves and relationships can bring us much happiness and fulfilment.  However, when they go wrong, we have difficult life events, or we lose someone we can feel incredibly anxious, sad or angry and it may feel like everything is just falling apart.  We may turn our pain inwards to ourselves or outwards to the world. 

Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk to family and friends about this because we fear judgement or being a burden, or maybe we just don't want to.

If any of this resonates with you, then you are in the right place.

So what is counselling?

Counselling is your time to work through what may be keeping you stuck so that you can then move forward in the way you want to.  It is a place where we learn about ourselves and others around us.  In our busy lives we may not have the time to think or to process anything, we may be rushing from one thing to another.  Maybe we have a demanding family or job or maybe we just need a trained therapist to be with us because things feel difficult to face alone.  In counselling you will have this space, free from interruptions, to focus on you.  It’s your time for self care.

So, if you have decided that counselling is something that you would like to try, you may be feeling anxious about opening up to someone you don’t know.  This is a big first step and if you haven’t had any counselling before it may feel difficult.  So, apart from looking for a counsellor who holds the right qualifications, it is important that you feel comfortable with them. 

If you would like to read more about me, please head over to www.the-therapyshed.co.uk, or give me a call and I will answer any questions you may have.


Training, qualifications & experience

My training is Integrative to Foundation Degree Level, which means that I have studied a variety of counselling theories, science and psychology modules because I believe that not one way of working fits all client needs.  I am an Accredited Professional Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to their ethical guidelines.

I work with bereavement, with people who feel lost, have relationship difficulties, with trauma, with people who have confusing emotions or just want to understand why they think, feel or behave the way that they do.   I am trauma trained, am an Internal Family Systems informed therapist and also trained in the Compassionate Inquiry approach developed by Gabor Mate.  I use the Psychodynamic approach as well as the psychoanalytic theory of Transactional Analysis. 

Continued professional development (CPD) is something that I am passionate about and I take up various training courses throughout the year, where I gain new skills or build on my existing knowledge.  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement and Loss, Anxiety, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Communication.

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£40.00 per session

When I work

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Further information

The Therapy Shed can be found on Facebook, Linked In and Instagram.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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