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BA(Hons) RMN PgDipCouns MSc Reg NMC Reg EMDR Reg BACP

About me

Hello I offer counselling and therapy in central Canterbury. Online sessions are also available. I’ve worked in the NHS for 20 years. 

I have helped a range of people over the years, for example clients with anxiety, depression, phobias, relationship problems, intrusive thoughts, OCD, fears and panic, related physical health problems; and more intractible issues which are often difficult to explain. I have conducted thousands of A&E psychiatric assessments and normally can locate unknown issues. 

I originally trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London, on their postgraduate counselling training, and with Deptford Psychotherapy Centre. I have an MSc from the University of Kent and Kings College London. 

 I have practiced in the NHS as a mental health crisis team manager, as a liaison psychiatry clinical specialist, and as a psychological therapist in GP surgeries, with IAPT, and mental health clinics. I have had further training and supervision from the Institute of Psychiatry. 

 I have postgraduate NHS training in cognitive behavioural therapy; and recently qualified as an EMDR therapist (a treatment for trauma).

If you would like to come for counselling and therapy, i can see you in person in Canterbury. Alternatively i can see you online, which works well. I offer EMDR also here in Canterbury, and online which is excellent for trauma, PTSD, flashbacks and complex PTSD. 

Ther therapeutic relationship is an important part of any therapy and i try and be empathic, kind and warm. I adhere to the BACP Code of Conduct and Ethics and am regularly supervised. I maintain my NHS registration. I have enhanced DBS clearance. 

Thank you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA(Hons) Social Sciences (psychology, philosophy, sociology) City University, London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Dip Nursing HE (mental Health) Reg. mental health nursing, University of Greenwich
  • MSc Mental Health at University of Kent and Kings College London
  • Further NHS training in cognitive-behavioural therapy; University of Sussex
  • EMDR therapist with EMDR Works -  for the treatment of trauma. 
  • Previous Candidate at the Independent Group of Analytical Psychology (Jungian)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Jungian dream analysis
  • Vipassana meditation group, monthly
  • EMDR trauma therapy

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From £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I’m based in central Canterbury and online is also available. Daytime and evening appts available. 

I offer the option of home therapy ie home visits if there are issues with mobility ie medical and health problems. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please call to check availability, thank you

I offer evening appointments which can also be online. 

Further information

I have developed a highly beneficial way of working with somatic pain using EMDR pain resets and somatic parts’ therapy.
  I have had many years experience in liaison psychiatry assessing functional disorders and somatic presentations. 

Canterbury, Kent, CT1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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in the centre of Canterbury

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