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About me

It can take a lot of courage to ask for support when you’re feeling low, anxious, or when life is throwing challenges your way.

As a qualified integrative counsellor, I offer a calm, compassionate and confidential space to help you untangle your thoughts and feelings away from your everyday life; where you can unburden, and shine fresh light on your difficulties, and navigate periods of change or loss.

We’ll work together creatively to find a focus and approach that works for you, to help you heal, grow and find a way forwards.

Who I work with

I work with adults and young people (18+) on issues relating to anxiety, stress, panic, low mood, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, abuse, relationships, anger, life changes, and more.

Please be aware that I am currently not working with clients who are actively suicidal, but I would be happy to help you find the right support if this is the case for you.

My approach

As an integrative therapist, I draw on various theoretical models in order to tailor an approach to suit you:

  • Humanistic / Person-centred therapy—you're the expert on you, so sessions are led by what you bring. I provide empathy, compassion and guidance to support your growth.
  • Psychodynamic —drawing out difficult and/or unconscious feelings and patterns of behaviour to enable change. Acknowledging the impact of early relationships on the ways in which we relate to one another.​

I also draw inspiration and help you learn coping tools from:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative therapies
  • Mindfulness

​I believe it is important to acknowledge power structures, and intersecting oppressions (such as race, class and sexuality) and their impact on clients' mental health.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.


  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (2018), CPPD
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (2018), CPPD
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills (2015), Mary Ward Centre

I also have specific safeguarding training and have completed a level 3 Award in Tackling and Preventing Domestic and Sexual Abuse.


As well as private practice, I work as an assessor in an NHS service. I have experience working in schools, charities and community services. I have worked with adults and young people, and have facilitated group work.

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

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

​I have limited low-cost slots available for students and those on low incomes. Please contact me for further information.

​I ask for 48 hours notice for all cancellations.

When I work

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Further information

I am currently seeing clients remotely throughout the UK. I also see clients in Bristol face-to-face in Southville or for walk and talk therapy. Please get in touch to enquire about my availability.

Bristol, Somerset, BS1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults