About me

Making the decision to seek help with some of the problems life can throw at us is daunting, but a brave move to make when you feel that you are struggling or experiencing difficulties. I am a trained counsellor and psychotherapist, and am able to offer a warm, safe and calm environment, completely free of judgement, in which to talk confidentially, explore problems and work to develop or adapt coping strategies to help you manage challenges or stresses, whether they come from life events, work issues, health problems or past experiences.

I am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, person centred therapy, neurolinguistic programming,   psychodynamic therapy and transactional analysis. I am able to integrate aspects from all of these different therapies to tailor my approach to each individual I work with. This ensures that you will receive the optimum time and attention to address your personalised needs and to obtain honest and realistic results from therapy.

I have many years experience of working with people, having trained as a nurse before raising my family. I’ve also spent time working with HIV and AIDS sufferers in South Africa, and am the Vice Chairman of the local fundraising committee for a national cancer charity. These experiences have given me a good understanding of many different types of people and problems.

As a psychotherapist I am experienced with, and have a special interest in, helping people who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, low mood, self-harm, relationship issues, work stresses, phobias or addiction.

Update: As restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now easing, I am once again able to see people for face to face appointments. However, I am still ensuring appropriate social distancing during appointments is maintained.

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

DIP. Therapeutic Counselling Level 4

Certificate in Counselling (Advanced)

AQA Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts

AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills

Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner

General Nurse (South Africa)

As a conscientious therapist I attend regular supervision sessions and continuing professional development events. In order to maintain and enhance my skills I also attend, and assist with, various courses throughout the year.

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.


Additional information

Therapy sessions are 1 hour long.

There will be no charge made for cancellation 48 hours prior to appointment.

Should a cancellation be made 24 hours prior to the appointment a fee will be charged to cover the room cost.

My fees are £60.00 per hour for individuals and £100.00 for couples (1.5 hour)


I offer appointments Tuesday to Friday, and can accommodate appointments on Saturdays. I am flexible and can offer early or late appointments to those working 9-5.

Further information

I have also attended courses in:


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Self Harm

Abuse Awareness

Personality Type and Adaptations

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Domestic Violence

Self Expression Through Art

Anger and Rage in Relationships

Continuing Professional Development:

Currently assisting on Zetetic's Neurobody (NLP) Practitioner Course in Cornwall.

Room 16
18 Lemon Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults