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About me

I offer short and long term psychodynamic counselling for a wide range of presenting issues, clinical supervision, therapy for trainee counsellors, couples counselling and online therapy. I work from my office in the centre of Leicester, where I also teach counselling students. I have been working therapeutically within a psychodynamic framework since 1995, in groups initially and since 2008 individually too.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychology Degree from Sunderland University 1994

Thornby Hall Therapeutic Community 1995-2006 where I gained a PG Diploma in Residential Therapeutic Care

University of Leicester 2006-2008 PG Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

2008-2012 Various roles working with CYP in various schools and colleges throughout Leicestershire 

2012-2015 University of Leicester Student Counsellor

2015-2017 University of Leicester Tutor on Counselling Courses

2017 - Present Founder and Owner of Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling

2010 onwards - private practice

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Individual Counselling £50

Couples Counselling £60

Supervision £50

Some concessions available

Leicester Centre For Psychodynamic Counselling, 12 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP

Type of session

In person