About me

About me and my therapy practice

My professional background is occupational therapy, dealing predominantly with clients with mental health issues. I have been involved in the health care environment for 30 years both in the NHS and latterly the voluntary sector. For the past 20 years I have specialised in the care and support of people, and their families, with Autism and related conditions. I also have a specific interest in working in the areas of relationship difficulties and mental health issues. I am an integrative counsellor using the skills of CBT and psychodynamic approaches within a person centered ethos. My practice is grounded in the ethical guidelines of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists). My academic qualifications and practice enables me to provide supervision to counsellors and student counsellors.

Types of therapy

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Clients are taught ways to change thoughts and expectations, with the use of relaxation techniques. EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: imitates the psychological state we enter when asleep (a high-speed processing mode). Family Therapy is used to treat a family system rather than individual members of the family. Humanistic counselling encourages people to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions with emphasis on self-development and achieving ones potential. Integrative counselling is where several distinct models of counselling and psychotherapy are used together. Person Centred counselling is based on the idea that a client enters into a relationship with a counsellor where they can freely express emotions and feelings.

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Young People, Couples, Families, Groups

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Group Work

Training, qualifications & experience


Counselling Degree, L6 CPCAB in Counselling Supervision, L5 CPCAB in CBT,                   Cert. Psychodynamic Approaches, EMDR Part 1/Part 2, BSc Occupational Therapy, MBA in Health & Service Management, ACE Autism,

What I can help with

Anxiety Conditions, Depression, Addiction(s), Grief Reactions, Anger Management, Autism, Disability Issues, OCD, PTSD, Relationship issues, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual Issues, HIV and associated issues.

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 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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in working with clients who have Autism and their families. I also have worked with sufferer's and carers of people who have Huntington's Disease.


Additional information

Hourly rate: £35 per session

Concessions available.

Further information

I am a registered supervisor on the University of Ulster list of supervisors.
I can offer student counsellors supervision or personal therapy at a concessional rate.

I have an accessible office space and I am also available to do home visits.

I am also able to provide a training service to relevant groups addressing the topic of Autism and associated difficulties.

44 Bannview Heights
BT32 4LZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have obtained the  L6 CPCAB award in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision and registered as a University of Ulster supervisor.

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