About me

"Contact me for an informal chat free of charge, to explore the possibility of how talking to a counsellor may be helpful to you."

There is no judgement and any conversation will be kept confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In addition to private practice I have worked for over three years for a local charity, counselling individuals for domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD and depression.  Experienced in dealing with trauma and psycho-education relating to the over stress of the body and mind. This also applies to Anxiety, Depression, Stress and general overwhelm that can manifest is different ways. From feeling low or numb and not being able function to feeling like you can't switch off.

Personalising therapy to each person, by integrating various counselling skills. As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor combining Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Awareness of Stress and Anxiety and how this can affect anyone.
Are you finding it harder to do things, that you used to do without thinking? Perhaps finding it difficult to sleep, focus on work, study or at home and a loss of confidence. When this is affecting your everyday life over a prolonged period of time it may be useful to seek professional help.


From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free 20 minute initial chat.

Phone counselling £40

Online counselling £40

Walk & Talk counselling £45 Outdoors in the local area.

Face to face £55 Branksome Poole


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

Contact me for a free 20 min informal chat.

We can talk about what you are wanting from counselling and answer any questions you may have. Discuss how we can work together and how I can help.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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