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About me

Are you feeling stuck or frustrated with familiar patterns in your life? Are you worried about an inability to shake off self-destructive habits? Are you finding it hard to overcome a bereavement or separation? Or are you struggling with a general sense that there should be 'something more' than this?

When you're feeling stuck it's easy to think it will last forever. When you feel that you don't understand what's happening, it's hard to see a way out. That's where therapy can help. In therapy, I provide you with a unique space to explore the problems that you face and the feelings that you are struggling with; a space that is dedicated to you and where you can begin to accept and understand and change those aspects of your life that are causing you pain. The understanding of your own story that you develop in therapy is the most important step that you can take in overcoming the issues that hold you back today. If you're tired of feeling stuck and want to take back control of your life, then take the first step today and give me a call or send me an email. I offer an initial free consultation session where we can assess our compatibility and I can get a sense of the best way that we can work together. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally trained as an anthropologist and I have a PhD in Social Anthropology form the University of Manchester and I am currently a Professor of Anthropology at a major European university.  This background continues to inform my work as a psychotherapist and has led to a strong interest in issues to do with cultural difference or cross-cultural family dynamics that often appear in therapy.    My work as an anthropologist increasingly led me into the fields of emotions and personal relationships and as a consequence I began training in counselling and psychotherapy.  I have a postgraduate diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the University of Manchester and am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  Over the years, I have worked in a number of settings, including university counselling services, men's prisons and refugee health centres.  I also have experience of working in private practice, specialising in online work, particularly with clients dealing with the legacy of trauma and abuse.

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

Intercultural issues.

Migration and relocation.


Additional information

£50 per hour session.

Manchester, M19

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