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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 18th July 2022

About me

Whether you're looking for support with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, assertiveness, people pleasing and managing boundaries, or feeling generally ‘stuck’ and don’t know how to move forward, I can help. You may be:

  • feeling low or worried and need new ways to cope 
  • a health professional experiencing burnout
  • living with a long-term health condition
  • experiencing COVID-19-related anxieties
  • struggling with appearance-related/body image concerns
  • wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes.

In our sessions I will use a mixture of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), depending on your needs. Together we will develop a plan to learn skills and techniques to help you cope with the challenges you are facing. We will use your values (whatever is most important to you) to help guide the work we do in and out of our sessions, this will make sure you are taking steps towards a meaningful life.

My values are at the heart of my practice. I strive to treat my clients with kindness, to be curious and not judgemental about others and their behaviour and encourage others to do the same and to help others to feel good about their minds and bodies.

How to get started

Please call or email me for a quick chat and to set up an initial session, where we'll talk about what you want to get out of counselling. If you're happy to continue we'll set up a second session, and will arrange to see each other weekly/fortnightly from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

·       Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Level 2 (2021)

·       Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Self Esteem (2021)

·       Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology (2017)

·       MSc in Health Psychology (2007)

·       Degree in Psychology (2005)

·       Chartered member of the British Psychological Society

·       Member of the Health Care Professions Council

·       Enhance DBS (2021)

·       Fully insured


·       Over 15 years of experience working in various health settings

·       Eight years’ experience working in the NHS as a Behaviour Change Specialist

·       Specialised knowledge of living with appearance-related concerns and/or a visible difference

·       Expertise in helping people stop smoking

I am a chartered Health Psychologist. Currently, I work as a health researcher as well as running a small private practice. I find that my private practice helps to make sure my research is grounded in client experiences and my research helps to make sure my client work is based on what really works.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Appearance-related/body image concerns

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£110.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have a small practice, so can be quite flexible with dates and times.

Further information

If you have any questions at all or want to work out if this is something that will work for you, I’m always happy to have a chat before you go ahead and book a session.

Southampton, Hampshire, SO15

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client


Key details

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