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UKCP Reg; MBACP (Senior Accred); C. Psychol; AFBPsS
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 19th September 2022

About me

An important purpose of therapy is to allow time and space for exploring what is happening for you with someone who is not involved in your everyday life.   I have extensive training in different approaches which is helpful in providing clarity about a wide range of issues and experiences and is appropriate whether you have a crisis situation, longer term patterns and/or a vague sense of something not being right.

I am an experienced therapist (over 25 years) working with people from all walks of life, individuals ranging from older adults to young people, as well as couples counselling. We can decide together whether you need more of a brief intervention for a current life event, crisis or situation, or whether you wish to take your explorations further.

Our work together would begin with an initial meeting, to explore your needs, so do call me to arrange a no obligation first appointment.

Although I work with a wide range of issues, (including anxiety and depression) as listed below, such listings cannot cover all of our experiences as human beings. Thus sometimes we can say there is a definite issue or problem such as relationship issues, work related problems, anxiety, depression, life crises and anger issues, (to name just a few) but sometimes people come for quite vague reasons; some with wider concerns such as their feelings about themselves and others; and there are those who are questioning the meaning of their life and where it is going.


Coronavirus: These are extraordinary times needing alternative ways of working. I am therefore offering therapy using the main online platforms or by telephone.

My practice is based 4 miles west of Wilton and 8 miles east of Shaftesbury and is within easy reach of the A30 (Wilton to Shaftesbury) and A303, being within distance of various communities such as: Salisbury, Wilton, Amesbury, Tisbury, Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne, Wincanton and Fordingbridge.

Parking: there is space for off street parking in the driveway.

Bus route: Wilts and Dorset route 26 & 27, covering Salisbury, Tisbury and Shaftesbury.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and experience:

Working with many different people within health care settings has been my occupation for over 40 years, including over 20 years practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

My extensive training, as a psychotherapist and counsellor, drew on different approaches to therapy, in particular existential and psychodynamic/psycho analytic ideas, which enable me to utilise the most valuable and relevant aspects of each. Thus recognising that individuals are unique and no single approach fits all. I am also involved in the training of counsellors and psychotherapists and researching within the field through the Centre for Therapeutic Education at Roehampton University, and provide supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors.


Ph.D (Psychotherapy and the training of psychotherapists)

M.Sc Counselling and Psychotherapy

B.Ed (hons)

Dip. Supervision

Loss and Bereavement training (Winchester Bereavement Support Group)

Dip. Nursing (London)

Professional Bodies:

  • Registered with UKCP
  • Clinical member of the Southern Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (SAFPAC) which is a constituent of UKCP
  • Senior Accreditation with BACP
  • C Psychol, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.


British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society


UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

I work with adults, young people over the age of 16 years and provide couples counselling. Whilst there are no set rules about the length of time we may meet this work includes short term counselling of around 6-12 sessions which may also involve focussing on a particular issue. I also offer longer term psychotherapy, if you wish to take your explorations further, and this would normally involve meeting on a regular basis, again depending on your individual needs.

In addition I work with:

People who have been diagnosed with mental health issues
Life crises
Issues around identity
Grief and Loss
Feelings about self and others
Vague feelings of unease
Anger and Aggression

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From £40.00 to £75.00

Additional information

The fee for the first consultation is £60 for individuals and £75 for couples and gives us the opportunity to meet and begin to explore what is happening for you. From then on fees are calculated on a sliding scale depending on income, ranging from £40-£75 for 50 minute session for individuals and £60-£95 for a 75 minute session for couples. 

Supervision fees are £60 per 50 minute session.

When I work

In view of the pandemic I currently work using Skype or telephone. I continue to monitor the situation and will return to face to face meetings once it seems safe for us all.

Further information

Initial sessions:

Our first session involves exploring your situation, needs and expectations and how we work together.  It is also an opportunity for you to experience have time and space to think and speak about yourself and to get a feel for what it is like to begin exploring and making sense of your experiences.

Old School House, High Street, Compton Chamberlayne, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5DB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces


In person

I offer supervision to qualified, experienced and trainee psychotherapists and counsellors seeking a space to reflect on their practice.

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