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About me

Due to the current pandemic and social distancing measures I am offering video sessions via Zoom for clients who are distancing or quarantined. I am accepting new clients and offer concessions for Key Workers and low income groups

In my experience, Talking Therapy offers you a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, with no judgement or expectations. It opens up the potential for understanding current or past experiences and how this may impact you, allowing the potential for development and change.

Although accessing Talking Therapy can be emotionally challenging, my aim is to work with you to provide the opportunity to work through your life events at your own pace and find your own answers. As a qualified Person Centred therapist, I provide a non-directive approach to help find the resilience within you, by putting you in the centre and empowering you to lead the sessions. It is my hope that you are able to focus on your reflections in order to promote lasting change.

My room is a space to step away from the busy world and focus on yourself and any issues that are concerning you. Life events can cause distress and crisis. Through the counselling process we can work through the impact and effects of this in order to get you to a place where you feel able to deal with the emotional and psychological impact and get back on track with living your own life in your own way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling concepts
  • Diploma Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Bsc Psychology and Criminology
  • Introductory Transactional Analysis
  • Introductory CBT
  • Child Protection Lead
  • Child Bereavement
  • Various CAMHS training workshops - Introduction to Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Self Harm, Eating Difficulties, working creatively.

Currently I am working as a school counsellor offering support to 11 – 16 year olds. Prior to this I have over 2 years experience as a volunteer counsellor at The Marketplace, Leeds. In my previous role I worked with young people and their families understanding offending behaviours.

I have experience with a range of challenges such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationships, domestic violence, abuse, and trauma.

I have experience working with parents helping them to understand their child and behaviours to develop a healthier relationship and to provide deeper insight into how to care for them and themselves.

Transitions and changes are particular areas of interest, with any change there is loss and uncertainty. Having a space to process these changes can assist in ongoing developments.

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

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I understand accessing counselling can be emotionally challenging. I offer a free 30 min consultation, either on the phone or face-face, to explore if this is the right option for you.

I offer a discount rate for those studying or working within education and a Blue Light card discount.

The sessions are 50 min and can be flexible to meet the needs of your lifestyle. I offer both long and short term counselling.

The cost of the sessions are £35.

When I work

Weekday and Evening appointments available.

Further information

I work with both adults and young people (from the age of 13 with parental consent) based in my own therapy room in Morley, Leeds. The venue is easily accessible by bus and provides on street car parking. The local train station is a short walk away.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme