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MBACP, Dip.Couns, Individuals and Couples Counsellor

About me

I understand that contacting a Counsellor for the first time can sometimes feel difficult and take a lot of courage, especially if you are unsure how counselling can help you. My aim as a Counsellor is to provide you with a safe and confidential space, to enable you to feel comfortable in talking about and exploring your thoughts and feelings. I offer counselling to both couples and individual adults, over a long and short term, with flexible daytime and evening appointments.

People seek counselling because they are experiencing difficulties or distress in their life. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, having relationship issues, family problems or struggling to find confidence, you may have experienced a traumatic event in your life, such as a bereavement that has left you feeling sad, lonely or anxious. You may be feeling stuck or confused and not know what the problem is. Whichever of these describes your situation, working with a Counsellor can be the first steps in creating changes to improve your well-being. Having a greater understanding of yourself enables you to make more of your relationships and to have a fuller and more satisfying emotional life.

As well as my own private practice, I work as a Counsellor within the NHS, in partnership with Thurrock Mind. Previously, I have worked as a volunteer Bereavement Counsellor for a Hospice,  and as a Couple Counsellor for Marriage Care, all of which has given me lots of experience in working with a variety of people from diverse ages, cultures and backgrounds who were suffering from a range of difficulties..

I am a professionally trained, qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy - MBACP. I work in accordance to their framework for ethical practice and am committed to ongoing professional and personal development.  I hold an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau DBS disclosure, and am fully insured. My training includes a range of approaches and I will work according to the needs and lifestyle of the individual, rather than imposing a specific technique.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP

CPCAB - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB - Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB - Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Certificate in Counselling for Depression (CfD)

Level 1 Emotion Focused Therapy

Tavistock Relationships - Couples Therapy for Depression

I am also committed to attending continual professional development courses and workshops which have included

Supporting and Counselling people bereaved through the Covid pandemic

Bereavement Training

The Trauma Counsellors Toolbox

Understanding Mindfulness

Talking about Suicide

Anger Management

Trauma, Abuse and Disassociation

Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £50.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information


£50 - 50 min Individual Counselling session.
£60 - 50 min Couple Counselling session.

Some reduced sessions are available dependent on financial circumstances, please contact me to discuss.

Further information

During the Covid pandemic I am offering sessions remotely via video or telephone call.

The session will take place in a log cabin, which offers a peaceful and confidential space for you to be able to explore the difficulties you are experiencing in comfort.

I am located less than a mile away from Stanford-le-hope station if travelling by train. The 100 and 200 bus also travel through Stanford-le-hope. If you are driving there are no parking restrictions in the area.

Please contact me by telephone or email, if you would like to book an initial appointment or with any questions you may have.

Stanford-le-hope, Essex, SS17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme