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Counsellor: BA (hons), MBACP

About me

I work with individuals, couples, and related adult pairs (eg, mother/daughter) living in a variety of locations who feel like they're going round and round with a particular problem(s), which might be affecting their mood and how they see themselves or their future. Here are some examples which might resonate with how you've been feeling:

  • Wanting to communicate better with your partner or relative, or to improve your life; but scared of change, or don’t know where to start
  • Feeling stressed, unloved, lonely, or unsupported – as if nobody cares, or as if everyone’s against you.
  • Feeling as if events or relationships from your past are holding you back.
  • Continuously thinking about a relationship and trying to make it better.
  • Feeling sad, depressed, lacking energy or motivation, or disinterested in life.
  • Seeking solace from alcohol, gambling or excessive exercise; hiding an eating disorder or self-harming behaviour; or worried that you’re on a path of self-destruction.
  • Trying to suppress feelings such as anger, for fear of where they might lead; or avoiding conflict, causing a build-up of resentment.
  • Compelled to seek attention, love, reassurance, or answers from others, and feeling rejected when they don’t respond in the way you need them to.
  • Feeling ‘invaded’ by others’ demands on your time, attention, and space; wanting to run away; or trying to please or care for others at the expense of your own needs.
  • Impacted by the aftermath of an affair, betrayal, separation, divorce, bereavement, ongoing misunderstandings, bickering, arguments, criticism, or feelings of abandonment.
  • Spending so much time in close proximity to your partner or family recently has created, exposed or magnified a problem between you.
  • Suffering from a negative self-image, or worried that anxiety or panic attacks are holding you back from doing what you really want to do.
  • Frightened about the future because a loved one has told you to ‘sort yourself out’

These are just some of the issues you might be experiencing. Whether your issues are similar or different, I hope you will feel confident enough to contact me to discuss your situation.

I'll work with you to help you to better understand your feelings, explore solutions, and work towards greater stability and peace within yourself. Whatever the problem is that you're experiencing, you'll be able to talk confidentially about your issues, self-perceptions, and hopes for the future. My approach draws on 3 decades of experience in understanding feelings, motivations, needs and behaviour.

Sometimes we just need a little help. Whether you're single, married, living together, divorced, separated, bereaved, or struggling to find or keep a partner, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

I offer a short, free initial phone consultation.

Due to Covid-19, I am offering sessions with individuals and couples via video call and telephone, and face to face outdoor sessions with individuals.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (hons) - Psychology
  • Foundation degree level qualifications in relationship counselling
  • Registered Member - BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Relate counsellor - working with individuals and couples
  • Tavistock accredited practitioner - Therapy for Depression
  • Certified Mother/Daughter Relationship Coach
  • Foundation Certificate - Transactional Analysis
  • Currently studying to be a counselling supervisor 
  • Member - UK Association for Transactional Analysis
  • DBS certified (enhanced)
  • Committed to Continuing Professional Development 
  • Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England) experience
  • Samaritans 'listening' volunteer experience
  • Mentor - eg, workplace, charity sector, universities, professional bodies

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

- Short, medium and long term on-going counselling programmes

- One-off sessions

- Extended sessions

- Creativity in therapy sessions

- Outdoor sessions including Walk/Talk therapy

- Daily and weekly support mini session packages

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From £55.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free, short, initial phone conversation to briefly discuss your issues, for me to answer any questions you may have about counselling, for us both to see how it might feel to work together, and to discuss whether to book a full session.

Full sessions - 50 or 60 minutes.

  • Individuals (phone or video call) - £55/50 mins, £60/60 mins
  • Couples (video call only) - £65/50 mins, £70/60 mins
  • Outdoor (individuals in Skipton area only) - £65/60 mins

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available all year for day and evening appointments.  

Further information

I abide by UK law and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Code of Ethics.

Employee Assistance/Counselling and GP referrals welcome.

Skipton, N Yorks, BD23

Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms




Whilst studying as a supervisor I am offering REDUCED PRICE (£35/hour) supervision to a small number of supervisees for up to a year.

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