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About me

I am a BACP-registered counsellor based in South Manchester. I endeavour to create a safe environment where you can feel heard, free from judgement and where we can build a relationship of trust.

My therapy is guided by individual need, using an integrative approach that is rooted in person centred counselling. In short, I believe you are the expert and trust you to find the solutions you seek through self-exploration and reflection.

I provide one to one counselling,  via FT/Zoom/Whatsapp/Skype. Feel free to call me to arrange an informal chat to help you decide if we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 12 years experience as a qualified counsellor with further training in mindfulness.

I have extensive experience in bereavement counselling, depression and anxiety.

ABC Certificate in Counselling Concepts
ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Diploma in The Theory & Practice of Counselling
Member of BACP
BACP Certificate of Proficiency

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pre-natal depression

Cultural identity


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am currently available mornings, afternoons and evenings Monday to Wednesday and mornings on Thursday and Friday.  I am happy to discuss weekend sessions.

Further information

I endeavour to create a safe space where you can feel heard, free from judgement and where we can build a relationship of trust.

 My therapy is guided by individual need using an integrative approach that is rooted in person-centred counselling. In short, I believe you are the expert abs trust you to find  the solutions you are asking through self-exploration and reflection. 

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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