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About me

I have counselled many people experiencing bereavement and loss, during this difficult time we may be experiencing loss of different kinds as well as fear of or actual bereavement. It can be doubly difficult to deal with loss when the usual supports of family and friends may be missing. Many of my clients have experienced a traumatic bereavement, the loss of a partner, parent, sibling or child. Bereavement and loss can leave people feeling anxious, depressed, unable to think clearly and having difficulties dealing with everyday issues, relationships and work. You may be unwilling to burden family members or friends, or feel that they are wanting you to move on.  Counselling can help you to talk these through with someone who isn't family or friends as you feel unwilling to burden them.

We experience many other losses in life, which may make us anxious, unhappy, lose self esteem and confidence these include relationship difficulties, divorce, redundancy, retirement, ill health and resulting disability. Counselling can help us to regain balance and begin to move forward.

I work in a person-centered way, which acknowledges that you are a unique individual and offers compassionate listening. Having heard from many bereaved individuals i feel i can offer an 'expertise' which comes from having listened for many hours from people who have shared their thoughts, feelings and experience with me. Most people find counselling helpful, for some it isn't the right time.

I also am happy to work with people presenting with any life crisis, or who simply want the chance to work through issues from their life which are proving a block to moving forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA,(Sheffield Hallam University Diploma in Counselling (University of Sheffield)MBACP registered. Certificate in Child Centred Therapy, (Place2be) Bereavement Counselling (Adults, Children and Young People, Groups)Cruse bereavement Care.  Accredited Trainer Cruse Bereavement Care, Counselling for Loss in Pregnancy

RN (Adult) RN (Child) Cert Ed FE.

I work with Children and Young people as part of my work with Cruse bereavement care.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


Additional information

£20 to £35 according to clients ability to pay for on line or telephone counselling

When I work

If you contact me we can arrange a mutually convenient time for your counselling on line.

Further information

I am happy to offer telephone and email support if this is preferred.  I am also a fully qualified hypnotherapist for anyone who would like to use this approach.  It is very helpful for  confidence, management of anxiety etc.

Unity Centre, St. Leonards Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 1PD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Sadly although there is plenty of parking outside my office, there are stairs to negotiate. I am happy to organise a more accessible location if necessary.