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(Young Person and Adults Counsellor)

About me

Are you feeling anxious or depressed?

Difficult life events such as work or school pressures, relationship difficulties, feelings of low confidence or self esteem, painful memories or trauma, difficulty sleeping can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, upset or that we can't cope with things.

These are normal feelings and it helps to talk about them.

As a counsellor, I work with young people and adults and have experience working in a wide range of therapeutic settings; private practice, universities, schools, and local charities.

My specialisms are supporting people who are experiencing anxiety, low mood, depression, trauma, emotional abuse, low self-esteem, school/exam pressures, self-harm, suicidal ideation, body image, sexuality and identity issues.

I offer counselling sessions face to face in my counselling studio or online via Zoom, or Skype and have available appointments. Give me a call today on 07787125534 for a free 20 minute confidential consultation and we can discuss how I can best support you.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • National Counselling Society Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
  • BA Hons Communication Studies

Training in:

  • MHFA Adult Mental Health First Aid
  • ASSIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Creative Interventions in Counselling
  • LGBT + Awareness Skills Training
  • Working with Anxiety and Phobia
  • Managing Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Working with Drawing
  • Mindfulness

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

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£50.00 per session

Further information

My counselling studio is located in the village of Great Chesterford, close to Saffron Walden and twenty minutes from central Cambridge. The studio is an inviting space that is private and comfortable. There is ample car parking space.

I also offer Skype, Zoom or telephone counselling sessions.

6 Icknield Rise, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, CB10 1FG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people