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BSc. Hons Psychology, Dip. Counselling - MBACP

About me

*** Walk and Talk Available***

I offer you a calm and safe space to explore any emotional distress you may be feeling within a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment

Within my private practise I work with a wide range of emotional challenges that people face in life from welcoming private counselling rooms in Lymm.

I am also a qualified supervisor for counselling students and professionals and offer a coaching and mentoring professional approach. Please do feel free to get in touch for more information around supervsion.

On a voluntary basis, i work with Macmillan within the NHS specialising in bereavement, grief and living with life limiting illness.

I have a detailed understanding and experience of the challenges people face with Autism - both with those on the spectrum and those who may be in a caring role and how Autism May impact on the wider family / friends.

I have experience with working with people who are experiencing friendship / relationship issues / stress and anxiety / depression / autistic and neurotypical individuals who prefer a tailored communication approach / family issues / undergoing treatment for cancer / life after cancer treatment / bereavement / adjusting to life following a traumatic incident / student counsellors and those undergoing a life change. There is a more detailed list within my profile should you wish to take a look.

- Prior to my counselling career i worked within HR as a CIPD HR professional / Trainer.

I recognise that starting counselling may be a daunting prospect, so please do feel free to contact me in what ever way is comfortable for you should you like to know a little more about what to expect or to ask any questions about how counselling might help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) and operate within their ethical framework. I am committed to continual professional development.

My qualifications include:

-Diploma in Counselling

- Bsc Hons. Psychology

- Level 4 Professional Supervsion

- BPS (CPD) Working with Adults with Autism

- Trauma - Dissociation and DID (PODS CPD Certificate)

- Anxiety and Depression

I have knowledge and experience of working with people on the Autistic Spectrum.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parents and Carers of Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Living with a life limiting illness


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a reduced price for an initial meeting, as it is important that you find the right counsellor for you: £30 face to face or via video call Zoom.


£50 per session face to face

£45online via video call Zoom.

Students: £40 per session face to face

When I work

Monday - Friday I aim to work with you on a time that fits us both

Libertas Therapy Ltd, Banksia House, Mill Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 9SG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms



In person

I am a qualified Supervisor for counselling professionals and students.

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