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About me

About Me: I am a person-centred counsellor based in Warrington, Cheshire and also work closely with integrative counselling, mindfulness and solution-focused therapy which I offer either upon request or by assessing the needs of each individual.

Counselling and Mental Health have been a passion of mine since I was 14 years old and at age 19 I began my training in Counselling & Psychotherapy, having graduated as fully qualified aged 23.

I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental person which also reflects within my role as a counsellor. I am flexible, approachable and reasonable and can offer evening and weekend appointments.

The Process: The counselling process can be daunting for some as some sessions can involve unpleasant subjects, emotions and memories being explored. However, I assure you that each session is the individual’s space to discuss what they choose, when they choose. I am privileged to support others during this emotional journey in life and will work alongside you at a pace that suits you.

How does it help?: I truly believe in using talking therapies as a way of reaching a more peaceful and calm place in life as many of us struggle with our own daily battles, which can always be assessed and addressed through counselling. A quote from the famous Carl Rogers confirms this - “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction and not a destination.”

Training, qualifications & experience

Training: My training first began at Jo Edwards Training in Rodney Street, Liverpool, where I completed my Level 2 award in Counselling Concepts in 2011.

I then embarked on my professional training at the University of Salford in 2012, where I studied BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy: Professional Practice and graduated in 2016.

During my training I completed professional placement at Harmony Counselling & Hypnotherapy in St Helens, Merseyside, where I accomplished over 100 hours of working with clients with a variety of real life issues.

Employment: I have also worked for Footsteps for families who work alongside the local recovery centre by supporting the family/loved ones of clients with issues surrounding substance misuse. This included working with children aged 11-17 where I would support them within school time and provide respite during the school holidays.

Now I work for PAM Group as a counsellor and case worker, supporting workers from various companies through our EAP (Employee Assist Programme).

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


Additional information

Fees: Fees for 45-60 minute sessions are £40 but all consultations are free of charge, which I would recommend before starting counselling.

Telephone and email sessions between 45-60 minutes are £30.

When I work

18:00-20:00 weekdays and from 10:00-19:00 weekends.

Further information

Along with people I am also very passionate about animals and I am an activist against animal cruelty.

Warrington, Cheshire, WA1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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