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MBACP | PG-DIP in Counselling and Psychotherapy

About me

Before training as a psychotherapist, I was a former international rhythmic gymnast for GB. My experience of being an elite athlete gives me an deep understanding of living in a constant stressful and alert state for too long.

If you have arrived at a place of burnout in your life and feel like you are living in “survival mode” then therapy can be an opportunity to examine what is going on for you.

You are important to me, and as my client and I strive to hold a nurturing space which is free from shame and judgement, allowing issues to be explored safely and at a pace you are comfortable with.

I relate to you as a human first and come from the perspective of self-efficacy and self-actualisation.

Your journey of wellness will begin, by joining me in a safe therapeutic relationship, so you can resolve whatever troubles you might be having and move towards finding a better way forward in your life.

I am here to help you create change and break whatever negative cycles you might have found yourself in - I want you to know that there is a way forward and you are not alone in whatever pain you are feeling right now.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have post-graduate qualification in Counselling and Psychotherapy from The University Of Salford.

I’m currently undertaking research for the NHS called “Arts for the Blues” or known as “Arts of Prescription” - looking at mind-body treatments for depression.

I’m a certified trauma-trainer and can deliver CPD training to businesses and organisations.

I have worked for ten years in the prison service supporting traumatized clients.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am an activist for the "Gymnast 4 Change" movement - banning child cruelty under the name of "sport".


I have featured on expert panels offering a psychological perspective to parents, sportspeople and professionals around the world. 

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£38.00 per session

Additional information

£38.00 per session.

Cheshire, SK11

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

DBS check

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