About me

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I understand this must be a difficult time and seeking support isn't easy ... sometimes we need things to change and don't know where to begin ...  having experienced this myself I can empathize with this dilemma. I was fortunate to find a counsellor with whom I formed a trusting relationship which  enabled me to find purpose and direction, overtime I gained a clearer understanding of self and others around me.. This allowed me to grow and flourish in self -acceptance giving me the empowerment to achieve and move forward with my life.

Knowing we are all unique and one persons experience will be different to another..My understanding  of this has enabled me to offer a Counselling service tailored to your individual needs. I offer sessions which suit you either at my private practice or in the comfort of your own home; I also work weekends and evenings.

My aim is to provide a genuine, supportive, non-judgmental climate allowing a person to get in touch with their feelings, thoughts, beliefs and values. I believe everyone should be respected and listened to.  I believe in the individual's potential and ability to seek their 'own Capabilities' of directing themselves. My primary focus is to enable an individual to be themselves, allowing a time and space to get in touch with difficult experiences, behaviours and feelings. I understand that sometimes we become stuck, distorted and stifled leaving oneself unable to achieve, strive and move forward. I offer a non-judgemental approach, allowing you to be open, honest and real.

I have worked in a variety of Health and Social Care arenas for over 30 years, within this time I have gathered a wealth of knowledge, understanding and expertise. I work with individuals, couples/relationship and young adults.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
  • Health and Social Care Resisted Manager
  • NVQ Level 4 Health and Social care
  • NVQ Assessor in Health and Social Care Adults
  • City and Guilds level 3 in caring for children and young people
  • Crisis work certificate working with children and adults who have experienced acute and historical sexual abuse.
  • Foundation in Cognitive Behavior therapy skills
  • NCFE Dementia awareness level 2


  • Relationship and couples Counselling Certificate
  • Personality Disorder knowledge and understanding
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Dissociation and the three stages of therapy
  • Dealing with Self Harm
  • Sexual Health
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Mental Health 1st aid
  • Substance misuse
  • Sexual violence recovery tool kit
  • Suicide prevention
  • Crisis person centred work

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Free initial in-person session

Additional information

This service is tailored to meet your requirements.

I offer a Counselling Service from my private practice AND if you require, in the comfort of your own home.
( please call or email to discuss)

A free 30 minute consultation..


Individual Counselling session £45 an hour
Relationship and Couples Counselling £60 an hour

age range starting at 12 years


I offer sessions from .. Monday through to Saturday from 9am - 7pm

Further information

My working background is NHS, Homeless, Police, Sexual assault, Rape and Historical sexual abuse, Children's Homes and the Prison Service.

My Service is designed to place you in a comfortable authentic, transparent place. It allows you an opportunity to talk freely in a safe, confidential and dependable environment. Talking to someone neutral, outside of your immediate situation can show you a different perspective and help you to find a way forward.

4 The Ridings
NR21 8PE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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