About me

Hello I aim to help you find a way forward out of a stressful or painful time.

I believe there is always hope for change. Having worked in both the NHS and Public health for many years specialising in addiction and health improvement l now work in private practice in Acomb.

I also supervise counsellors and volunteers in two local York charities. Working from a person centred approach I also integrate other theories of counselling as appropriate . I am comfortable working with issues of faith and spirituality.

I understand that finding the right therapist to work with can be hard and so I recommend a brief telephone conversation before booking an appointment.

Sometimes short term work of about six sessions is enough to understand a situation and make significant changes however I also offer work longer term to where it is appropriate. I work with adults and couples and also for E.A.P s.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Mental health first aid.  Mind - 2018
  • Diploma in Supervision.Therapy and Counselling Teesside - 2018
  • B.A.C.P Accredited member - since 2009
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling. York St John University - 2002
  • Certificate in Counselling. Ripon @York St John - 2000
  • Diploma in Community Nursing.  York University - 2000
  • Registered General Nurse. York Hospital - 1981
  • B.A.Hons English & Philosophy. Middlesex Poly - 1976

My nursing and counselling experience has given me a wealth of understanding of a wide range of complex physical and mental health issues. I have worked within the health service and local council as a health improvement specialist and in occupational health counselling for both of these services.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £45 per one hour session with some concessionary places and £50 for couples


I  have appointments on  Wednesday Thursday and Friday

Further information

I aim to help you improve your mental health and physical well being in order to move forward to enjoy all life has to offer. I am also experienced at working with couples to help restore and refresh relationships.

North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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

I supervise trainees and trained counsellors following the Hawkins & Shohet model of supervision which is educative supportive and managerial.

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