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About me

I am a Trauma-Informed therapist who has cerebral palsy. I base my practice on the five principles. Safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment. My clients aspire to discover how their individual histories impact them and their system (body). Everyone has their own stories, and through therapy and self-discovery, they can learn what they need to move forward. Trauma-informed therapy is for everybody. I am lead by you. You are the expert in your own life. I am just offering you a space to learn and grow. I specialise in Disability Counselling, Trauma and Pre-Trial Therapy. No one has walked in your shoes, and by understanding and respecting that, the journey to recovery can begin.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since qualifying, I have worked with many individuals with a wide range of issues from grief, depression, and anxiety. As well as my private practice, I also worked for Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service (ROTHACS), working with individuals dealing with many issues of abuse, be it physical, sexual and many more. I have also worked with individuals with disabilities on many matters, both directly related and indirectly related to their disability. As a therapist with cerebral palsy and a wheelchair user myself, I find my understanding can enhance my awareness when helping individuals work through what they bring.

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).

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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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From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

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Further information

I work both face to face and online, my premises are wheelchair accessible with a lift and accessible toilet. As a wheelchair user myself I have made sure there is enough room for two wheelchairs in the office, if you need any other information regarding my room please let me know.

My online appointments are over zoom or telephone, this gives access to anyone in the UK. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Beighton Lifestyle Centre, High St, Beighton, Sheffield, S20 1HE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Disabled access W.C. Disabled parking

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