About me

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Who am I?
I am a Chartered Practitioner Psychologist and EMDR practitioner accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC). I abide by the BPS and HCPC code of conduct and ethical guidelines. My clinic is in Lancashire (Barrowford/Clitheroe).

As a Counselling Psychologist I have had extensive training in assessing a range of psychological difficulties and determining the most appropriate form of help, as well as being trained in providing more than one type of therapy. These models of therapy include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, EMDR, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic and Person-Centred therapy. However, whilst I may use an integrative approach, more than one therapeutic model, in my practice I am equally able to use each therapeutic approach independently in accordance to your needs and goals for therapy.

I know that you may be entering uncharted territory by taking the first step of entering into therapy. In fact, many individuals feel anxious when faced with this situation. My aim is therefore to make sure that the first session is as comfortable as possible for you so that you can gain a good understanding of what it might be like to work with me. My main aim in therapy is to provide a safe space where both you and I can explore and work on whatever issues are at hand without labelling and pre-assuming. I view you as a unique being with your own personal meaning of your experiences and circumstance.

In the first session with me you will discuss as much as you feel able about your reasons for seeking therapy as you can, so that I can gain a better understanding of how I may be able to assist. However, I know that this may feel quite uncomfortable at times, so rest assured, we will always be working at your own pace and if you feel uncertain about explaining certain things, I will respect your decisions at all times. If, at the end of the session, you feel as though you would like to continue working with me then we can arrange another appointment or alternatively you can go away and have a think about it.

The number of appointments offered is determined by the your presenting concerns and will be discussed at your initial appointment.

I am able to offer both day and early evening appointments.

I accept referrals from individuals (self-referrals), GPs, Psychiatrists, Solicitors, Local Authorities, and rehabilitation companies. Please contact me if you have any queries regarding this; you can do this by contacting me on my mobile mentioned below. You can make a referral, self-referral, or ask your consultant, insurance company or your GP to make the referral. I am approved by major insurance companies and would be pleased to answer your queries on this if you have any.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Post MSc Diploma in Counselling Psychology
MSc in Counselling Psychology
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
BSc (Hons) Psychology

My 15 years clinical experience within the NHS, third sector and most recently private practice, incorporates working with both adults and couples. This includes both brief and longer term therapy for mild to severe and enduring mental health difficulties. My clinical work involves, but is not restricted to providing psychological therapy for trauma (current and historical), depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, low self-esteem, sexuality issues, bullying, OCD (including intrusive thoughts), relationship difficulties, difficult relationships with food, pain management, trauma, attachment difficulties and various addictions. I also work with individuals and couples who are interested in growth and development.

I also work with organizations to provide bespoke training packages to meet their workforce’s ongoing developmental needs.

I am a chartered member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, registered with the Health Professions Council, and an individual member of the EMDR UK & Ireland. I abide by the codes of ethics of each of these organisations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a specialist interest in trauma, attachment and relationship difficulties, addictions, and the link between physical illness and psychological difficulties


Additional information

Please contact me via email for more information on fees. My fees are dependent upon whether you are self-funding or being referred via your insurance company.


Day and early evening by arrangement

Further information

Contact details
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Cancellation Policy
The therapeutic contract and cancellation policy will be discussed at our initial appointment together.

Record Keeping
I will make written notes during your consultations which are strictly confidential. Any records or reports are stored securely and are kept for a period of time following which they will be destroyed.

Clinical and Professional Standards
To ensure that we maintain a high standard of professional and clinical practice, I receive regular supervision from experienced psychologists. I adhere to the policies and guidelines published by the Health Care Professions Council (HPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS). For specialist areas of psychology, guidelines published by the Department of Health and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence are adhered to and awareness of published literature maintained.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

As a qualified practitioner psychologist who has undertaken additional training in supervision I am able to offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified therapists.

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