About me

Hi, I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. I have many years experience working in addiction and mental health services, as well as being a private practitioner. www.choicestherapy.co.uk

My training is in the Person-Centred approach; however, I have experience in other types of therapy. Person-Centred counselling believes we all have the possibility for growth and change if we are given the right conditions - Honesty, Acceptance and Empathy. 

Counselling with a trained and experienced practitioner can help a person find their sense of self and discover their individual truth; which can lead to healing, growth and change. Change can be a painful process. It is my role to help enable an individual to be able to make changes and grow as a person.

People are very complex, and life can be very difficult and challenging. Sometimes people can become lost or stuck, and can struggle to find a sense of meaning in their lives. Feeling this way can lead to problems that can manifest as deep dissatisfaction, addiction, emotional pain, anger, regret, apathy, stress, guilt, shame, loss of confidence, anxiety and depression. Destructive behaviours can also develop as a consequence of not dealing with the core issues people may struggle with.

I am able to work with adults and young adults on a one-to-one and group basis (mainly online) I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

I would suggest trying a session with me if you are interested and see how it feels for you, then continue if it seems like the right choice.

Training, qualifications & experience


Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (CPCAB)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Plymouth)

BA (hons) in Visual Arts (University of Plymouth)

Many years experience in frontline addiction services

Member organisations


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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


£35.00 per session


I currently work online primarily. Face to face would need to be discussed.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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