I am a counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and young adults over 16 years old.
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons as we all experience difficulties in our personal and professional lives. Maybe you are struggling to cope or feeling hopeless, down or sad; maybe something just does not feel right and you are not sure why; maybe you have been holding onto something for a long time, or trying to make sense of new thoughts and feelings. Whatever brings you to counselling, you and your life experiences are unique, and seeking therapy is an opportunity, away from friends and family, to explore and make sense of how you are feeling.
Counselling can be a rewarding experience where you can gain self-awareness and challenge your established ways of thinking by adapting and developing new ways of coping that work for you. This might be difficult at times, but rest assured I will be alongside you providing a warm, compassionate and supportive environment where you can be heard and understood.
It is important you take the time to find a counsellor you feel you can connect with and trust. I am a fully trained integrative therapist and I draw on different ways of working to meet your individual needs. My relational and collaborative approach incorporates psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal and gestalt methods of therapy. These enable us to explore, at a pace that suits you, the relationship you have with yourself and others in your life right now, and when past experiences impact how you are feeling today, understanding these can help you to find coping strategies for how you may want to move forward.
We can work short term (one - six sessions) if you have something specific you want to focus on, or long-term (e.g. open ended) where we would review regularly to make sure you are getting what you need from our sessions.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the main counselling regulatory body and am bound by its ethical framework and complaints procedure.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling, Greenwich University
- DBS checked
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
If you have any questions please call me for a free, no obligation to continue, 20-minutes telephone consultation to discuss your needs.
If you are ready to begin counselling, future sessions cost £50 for each weekly 50-minute session.
If you need to cancel your appointment, please give me 48 hours’ notice to avoid being charged for the session.
As well as my private practice, I volunteer at a local hospice providing counselling support for people and their families living with a life-limiting illness, and those who have lost a loved one.
I have also provided counselling support to young adults 16+ at a sixth form college for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide ideations, learning difficulties, family and friendship issues, identity, grief, loss, low self-esteem and exam stress.