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Counselling and support for Adults, Teenagers and Families

About me

I work 1-1 with adults, teenagers and families who are struggling to cope with expected and unexpected changes in their life and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing, such as stress, anxiety, depression, self harm, fear, guilt, anger or disconnecting from those around you. I can help you to make sense of your feelings so that you feel less overwhelmed and more able to cope. We can work together to put things into perspective so you can feel more hopeful about the future.

I can also help you if you feel as though you are not changing but are "stuck" and that your life has become stagnant. You may be questioning where you are in life and how you would like to be moving forward. We can work together and explore what you want going forward in life and bring about changes that you never knew were possible.

In addition to my counselling practice, I am a qualified lecturer and run Parent Support! a series of workshops/family therapy sessions for parents who are struggling with the changes, behaviours and anxieties that their teenager is experiencing. Together we explore some of the key issues that parents of teenager’s face and the important role that parents have in their teenagers life. Attending a Parent Support session can make a huge difference to family life and can leave you feeling calmer and more confident in raising a teenager of today.

I understand that reaching out and asking for help is hard but if you call, text or email me we can talk through what support you are looking for and discover if my approach works for you. I promise you listening ears and total confidentiality.

Why counselling?
Counselling provides the space and time to look at your life and to talk about your life in a way in which you may never have done before. It is a confidential and non judgemental space to explore and navigate your feelings. A place to help you discover new coping strategies that allow you to adapt in difficult and uncertain times. It is a place to manage your own wellbeing, connect with yourself again, reflect on your life and develop your resilience.

Who do you work with?
I work with men, women, teenagers and couples of all backgrounds and sexualities.

How long is a session?

Sessions last around 55minutes for individuals. 

How long will Counselling last?
There is not a typical time for someone to be in counselling – this will depend on what you bring, what you would like to work on and in what depth. It may take some courage to face difficult issues that you may not have ever talked about before. We will decide between us how long we think your sessions will last.

Why go privately?
NHS counselling through Doctors surgeries is often time-limited and you may have to wait a long time to see someone. Usually counselling is not offered on a weekly basis and you are unlikely to have much choice about who you see, when you see them, or the approach they offer.

What is your experience of working with teenagers?

Before setting up my private practice I worked with teenagers in the following roles: Teaching Assistant, Health and Social Care/Childcare Lecturer, Pastoral Coach, High School Counsellor, 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BSc Hons (1st Class) in Person Centred Counselling
  • Diploma in Couples and Family Therapy
  • Diploma in Positive Parenting
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Diploma in Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellness
  • Diploma in Inner Child Healing
  • Diploma in Anxiety Management
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Mindfulness
  • Level 5 Certificate in Education

Continuous Professional Development

Understanding Stress and Anxiety

Understanding Depression

Developing Emotional Resilience

Mental Health Awareness

Working with Grief and Loss

Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm

Domestic Abuse

Self Esteem and Confidence

Alcohol and substance abuse

Anger management


CEOP training

Fully insured and DBS checked

Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapist

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Counselling for Adults/Teenagers:  £45.00 Per 1hr Individual counselling session

Parent support workshops: Please check out the Parent Support page on my website for various packages and prices.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday .11.00am  - 7.30pm

Wednesday 11.00am - 7.30pm

Thursday 11.00am - 7.30PM

Friday 9.30 am - 1.30pm

Further information

Please contact me for availability

Rosebank Sports And Wellbeing Centre, 119 Witton Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5DY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Based in the Rosebank Wellbeing Centre (inside Rosebank Sports) Northwich.