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Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 07889830416 07889830416
Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22
07889830416 07889830416

About me

Hi no one said life was easy but sometimes life's challenges can be to much to cope with on our own, even if we have good support from family and friends, sometimes it's not enough, maybe talking to someone who isn't personally connected to the situation can be of benefit to you. I offer a confidential, non judgemental counselling service to children 5 onwards, young people and adults using a person centred approach , which means it's all sessions are client focused. Talking about your emotions and thoughts can be hard but I am here to give a listening ear, asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength and courage.
In the first session we will work together to decide what you feel you need from counselling and if I am the best person to meet these needs. You will be able to make the choice for yourself if counselling is right for you and I will go into more depth on the therapeutic process on the initial session, giving you the opportunity to make an informed choice on whether counselling is for you.
I offer a professional service in the comfort of your own home or work space and I adhere to the codes of Ethics and Practices of the BACP, UK's leading professional  governing body.
Sessions last 50 minutes and usually offer 6 sessions then a review with the option to extend. Counselling is a personal experience and number of session will depend on your own requirements, counselling can last weeks, months or even longer, ultimately the decision will be made with your best interest and your collaboration.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with children and young people in high school and primary setting, using Therapeutic play and Solution Focused Brief Therapy and use a Person Centred approach with adults. I have knowledge and basic training in CBT which I use to help adults and young people look at negative thought process, no one therapy fits all, it's about finding what you feel is right for you.
I have experience working with families and small groups with issues of anger and anxiety and continue my own professional development by keeping up to date with training and new developments in the counselling industry

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.


£40 per 50 minutes session


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages none


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Monday to Friday day time and early evening on request weekends can be arranged

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme


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