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BA Hons. Trauma Therapist, Counsellor and Supervisor

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.  

Why you are looking for a therapist is it because:

You are looking for a space to reflect on your life and make changes without being told what to do?

Are you feeling sad, worried or just not yourself?

Have you experienced a trauma ie sexual abuse, domestic abuse, bullying, an accident or near death experience.

Has the Covid-19 pandemic increased your anxieties and with lockdown restrictions lifting causing you panicking feelings?

Taking the time for you to reflect on your past experiences and future worries is making you a priority  in your life and I can be alongside you on your journey providing  a safe, non judgemental and confidential space to explore these worries and concerns.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my Degree in Person Centred Counselling at University of Cumbria over 8 years ago and since I have completed various trainings which has included Babette Rothschild's Somatic Trauma Training  so I am therefore a qualified and extremely experienced counsellor and Somatic Trauma Therapist.

I have spent the last 8 years working with clients who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse helping them to go from feeling a victim of the abuse, to a survivor to then thriving in their lives.  By understanding what has happened to them in the past has helped them to change how it affects them today.

I also specialise in working with people who are experiencing depression and anxiety.

I have the following:

*  Degree in Person Centred Therapy.

BACP register member (92760).

*  Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

*  Fully insured.

*  Member of the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).

*  Attend regular clinical supervision and peer support.

* Attended a wealth of Continued Professional Development training courses around suicide, self harm, addictions, working with trauma, creative therapy, walk and talk therapy etc.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Engaging with the right counsellor is the most important part of counselling. I therefore offer a free 15 minute introduction session where we can chat and see if I am the right person to help you on your journey to finding happiness and thriving in your life. 

Therapy session - (50 minutes) £50.00 

I do have a number of sessions available at a reduced cost and this can be discussed in the introduction session if you are on a lower income.

Further information

I offer telephone and online  counselling/therapy so this means I am able to be alongside you where ever you live in the world.  

I also offer walk and talk therapy.  So much healing can be done whilst talking and walking in nature.

I look forward to hearing from you and being part of your investment in your own happiness and contentment in life.

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms




I provide clinical supervision for psychotherapists, counsellors and other health professionals who need to attend supervision.

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