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About me

Are you seeing the world from a dark place?

Counselling can help you.

The last two years have been difficult for everyone and many people are experiencing increased levels of anxiety and depression. This may be because of your current circumstances, or because isolation or the loss of your usual coping strategies has highlighted existing difficulties.

At times, we all struggle and need help. Mostly we manage to get through the tough stuff but sometimes it is hard to see the way forward.

I can help by sharing your thoughts and emotions and I will not judge you; I have no agenda other than helping you to understand your feelings and how to make changes that allow you to move forward.

Talking to a qualified Counsellor is proven to work.

What I offer

I offer both face to face sessions and remote working via video and telephone.

I work with you to explore your experience of life, and how you came to this difficult place. Together we will help you to gain understanding and insight to overcome emotional trauma and behavioural issues that keep you from living the life you want.

I will help you to gain tools and build skills to manage stress and cope with depression and loss.

Accessing counselling is a big emotional and financial commitment, but it is also a positive investment in yourself and your future.

What to expect in your first session

We will talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to achieve through the work.

I will explain to you more about how I work and what I can offer you. Together we will plan how to move forward.

If you would like to make an informal enquiry please give me a call and I am happy to answer your questions.

You can contact me by phone or email, and I am happy to arrange an initial meeting to discuss the best way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience


I am a member of The British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy BACP having graduated in Integrative Counselling from Newman University.


As well as working in private practice I worked for several years in a Family Centre and before that in a busy Occupational Therapy Department.

We all experience difficult times in our lives and mostly we are able to cope with what life throws at us, but sometimes it can be beneficial to reach out to a professional for support whilst we process what is causing us pain or difficulty.

I help clients who are experiencing a wide variety of issues around anxiety and panic attacks, bereavement, relationship and family difficulties. These could be current or historical but are having a negative impact on their lives. These difficulties can lead to depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, and addictive or obsessive behaviour. I also help clients with a history of abuse and sexual identity issues.

Other clients are experiencing difficulties in their working lives, whether the issues are related to workplace stress or issues in their personal life that are impacting on work.

I can help with a wide range of issues, including Abuse, Anxiety, Addictive behaviour, Bereavement, Depression, Family breakdown, Illness, Loss, Low self-esteem, Relationship problems, Sexuality, Stress, and Work related issues.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Infant loss


Therapies offered


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fees are £45 per 50 minute session.

On occasions I am able to offer certain sessions at a concessionary rate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Thank you for reading my profile. I have some availability for afternoon and early evening sessions.

I am currently working Face to Face on Thursdays and remotely at other times

Further information

I am happy to accept clients through EAP organisations

Zellig Building, Gibb Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4AA

Birmingham, West Midlands, B26

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Modern rooms which are fully accessible via lifts. There is extensive pay and display parking available adjacent to the building

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