About me

I am an experienced qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor, working in Private practice and within the NHS for over 10 years.

I offer Individual counselling and Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling, EAP services, Clinical Supervision and Group Therapy.

You may be considering counselling or psychotherapy for a wide range of issues.
I have significant experience of working with a wide range of clients. Ages range from teens to older adults. I have worked with people experiencing a range of issues -

Relationship issues; anxiety including panic disorders and depression; post natal depression; work problems; stress; loss and bereavement; trauma and abuse; health problems; issues relating to anger (anger management); sexual difficulties; and personal development are some examples.

I am trained and have considerable experience in working with psychiatric diagnosis, including personality disorders such as Borderline Personality disorder/EUPD, Bi-polar/Manic depression, Avoidant Personality Disorder for example.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist I am able to offer individuals and couples both short and long term psychotherapy and counselling.

Current specific interests -
Trauma, specific and chronic
Somatisation and somatic disorder
Relationship difficulties

Private Practice

Currently working Online until further notice.  Accepting new referrals

I am able to provide personal therapy and couples counselling from a choice of two locations, Derby and Beeston near Nottingham. I can offer depending on availability, daytime, evening and Saturday morning appointments.

I offer a safe and confidential ‘space’ where individuals can feel free to explore their personal experiences without feeling judged.

Clinical Supervision

I provide clinical supervision

Employment Assistance Programme (EAP)

I provide counselling for companies and their employees, which is typically work related, but can be for other reasons also.  My industry experience can have particular relevance here (see Organisational experience).

National Health Service (NHS)

Currently working within NHS primary care, working with people from a
diverse range of backgrounds with different needs. GP referrals taken.

I have previously worked at an NHS Hospital and within a GP practice where I provided both long term and short term Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have previously worked as a therapist within a youth service (local government).

Organisational experience

Before training and practising as a psychotherapist, I spent 21 years working in industry, both in the private and public sectors. I held several different posts, from engineering through to management. This included mentoring, leading and supporting staff. This has given me good insight into to working lives and how the dynamics of work can influence and affect individuals both professionally and personally. I have also performed roles influencing organisational change.

What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Counselling is for issues and difficulties that can be attended to with a time limited, focused therapy.  Psychotherapy is for issues that require a longer term in-depth therapy.

The aim of counselling and psychotherapy can be different for each individual, some may be experiencing distress and need support. Some may need to make sense of something they are or have been going through, perhaps a significant life event. One may seek greater self-understanding & inner contentment.

If you are considering counselling or psychotherapy, I believe it is important to choose a therapist who feels right for you and one that you can begin to feel comfortable with. With this in mind I offer a reduced cost initial meeting, where we have the opportunity to meet and you can ask any questions you may have.  This is also a time for a brief assessment of what our work may entail.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Counselling and Psychotherapy Qualifications -

Masters Degree (MA Int Psych) Integrative Psychotherapy

Praxis Certificate (Diploma level) - Couples Counselling

SPTI Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy

UKCP accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

Enhanced CRB Clearance

MA awarded by Birmingham University.
Integrative Psychotherapy training with SPTI - Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.

Please see website for list of training courses attended.

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Currently my fees are as follows


Initial individual Assessment Session -


Individual Psychotherapy/Counselling per session (50 minutes)



Initial Couples Assessment Session -

£25 (60 minutes)

Couples Counselling

£60 (60 minutes)

I offer 1 1/2 hour sessions where needed and agreed upon.

Ideally, counselling and psychotherapy would be available to everyone, unfortunately this is not the case.   I may be able offer some concessions to those who are unwaged. Please ask me for details and availability.


Currently working online until further notice.

Further information

On street parking available and regular bus service available, in all locations.

Access to practice room in Derby is on the first floor of the building and accessible only via stairs.  By special arrangement a ground floor practice room can be organised.

*Please note,  I am not affiliated with other organisations at the above premises.

Taking the first steps to getting what you need can be extremely hard, if I am unable to answer your phone call please leave a message including how I may contact you, and I will return your call ASAP.   Often you will get an answerphone, used by me to avoid interruption during counselling sessions. Please do not be put off by this -  I will telephone you if you leave your name and number.  Alternative feel free to email.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer clinical supervision.

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