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MBACP Dip Couns

About me

Perhaps throughout your life you have felt anxious, suffered with low mood, lacked confidence or been worried about particular things.  Are you struggling with anxiety or depression and this may be causing you some anger or low self-esteem and self-confidence?  Maybe you are not sure how to deal with these emotions and have decided you want to make some changes to your life.  Or has something unexpected happened and you are not sure what to do or who to talk to, if this sounds like you, I am here to help you work through and support you in a safe, caring and non-judgemental space to explore the issues and difficulties you may be experiencing.

I offer online and telephone counselling to adults over the age of 18.

Here’s a little about me, I have worked in a hospice for the past 3 years supporting those that are bereaved, helping them to navigate through their grief.  I am experienced working with anger management, anxiety, death anxiety, low self-esteem and self-worth, depression, low mood, relationship problems, family relationships, emotional abuse, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, feelings of sadness and dissociation.  

As well as the hospice, I also worked for an addiction agency, helping those navigate through their addiction and the feelings that come with that.  I helped those with trauma, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, low self-confidence, self-esteem, social anxiety and relationship problems.

I have suffered with my mental health in the past and know how hard it can be to reach out for support and ask for help.  From my own experience of counselling, it has helped me to gain perspective and self-awareness of what was going on for me, ultimately working through my difficulties in a safe and supportive environment  

I am a humanistic counsellor which means the focus of our sessions is on you, encouraging you to think about your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, helping you to gain some awareness and perspective and explore what matters to you.
I offer a safe, supportive, empathic and non-judgemental space for you and I to work through whatever is troubling you.
I offer long and short term therapy for men and women, I have helped those with a wide range of differing issues from anxiety, work stress, anger, sexual problems, low mood, self-esteem, self-worth, feeling hopeless, grief, family issues, bereavement, loss and relationship problems to name a few.
I am passionate about men’s emotional health and well-being, having had a family member die by suicide.  There is so much stigma that surrounds men’s mental health, your feelings are valid and your voice matters.

If you think I am able to help you, please give me a call on 07449 339 151 or email me.  I offer a free 15 minute consultation so we can see if we can work together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Continued Professional Development - Ongoing training through out the year

Some of the training I have been on throughout the past year is:

Healing the inner child 

Tackling mental health and suicide crisis 

Domestic violence awareness

Coping with grief and the holidays


Addiction and it’s impact on families

Understanding borderline personality disorder

Existential perspectives

Working at Relational Depth


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


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

  • All sessions are online via video calling or telephone, whichever your preference
  • Payments are requires 48 hours prior to our arranged session day and time

Cancellation Policy

From time time time I know life gets in the way and we have to cancel plans, however, 24 hours notice of cancellation is required via email or telephone, otherwise the full session amount will be charged.

Romford, Essex, RM3

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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