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About me

I specialise in the area of feeling 'overwhelmed', this could be the tension between how you physically feel and what your mind tells you to feel.  You may be feeling lost and wanting to 'be you' again.  Lack of concentration, distance from family and friends, worry, high anxiety or even the feeling of being trapped, may be impacting your life.  I work with you to define healthy boundaries and create space where you can feel more yourself.  Do you find your self worrying about:

  -Where has my energy gone?

-How can I feel calmer?

-How do I get rid of negativity thoughts?

-How do I cope?

My experience of working with depression, bereavement, chronic pain, high anxiety,  and stress, enables me to support your needs. You matter, so let’s start with 'Take care of you'.

I can help you take the lead in your life; understand yourself more, the impact past relationships have had on your adult life and what hurts, what is still raw and what you have avoided for too long. Working together in collaboration with the tools of resiliency, counselling and psychotherapy can enable you to reduce confusion, hurt and anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully trained resilience practitioner, relational counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I have been volunteering over the years with GP referrals,  bereavement support and emotional support programmes. 

  • MA (with distinction) in Cultural Management
  • PG DIP Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate Interpersonal and Counselling Skills
  • Certified Resilience Practitioner
  • Certified Couples Counsellor
  • Certificate in Suicide Prevention Training
  • Transactional Analysis 101

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

£40 for 45 minute session

£50 per hour. £55 per hour for evenings 

I provide a free 15-30 minute appointment to understand your needs and if you would like to work together. If I am unable to provide what you need I will sign post to other services.

When I work

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Further information

Spending time with the uncomfortable, the tension, confusion and hurt you may be experiencing is my role in supporting your life challenges. Identifying boundaries stepped over past and present and the hurt resulting from these situation is an area I specilise in.

Croft On Tees, Darlington, North Yorkshire, DL2

Portland Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1

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