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About me

I am a qualified counsellor and hold a Foundation degree In the Art of Counselling which I obtained at The University of Suffolk. 

My training covered the different schools of counselling and how to successfully integrate different theories enabling a healing therapeutic relationship to suit each individual need. 

Working integratively means I can work with you holistically tailoring practice and interventions to suit your needs. As therapy progresses your needs may change and I will review sessions every 6 weeks or before if necessary. 
I work collaboratively and interactively with my clients, and I am passionate about empowering people to take control of their lives and find their voices. 
What you require from counselling will be individual to you and we will look at this together. Whether it is a place to be seen and heard, a place of learning where you can discover new aspects of yourself or a place to learn new techniques in relating to yourself and to others. You may need to a space to grieve, let go of the past or explore future anxieties. 
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and an honest and authentic relationship in which we can explore what had brought you to counselling. 
Clients often ask me how does change work?  I have found through my training and my own experience of being a client that changes comes through self-awareness and acceptance. Through being open to oneself and others and looking at previous, current and future ways of being in the world. 
During my 4 years of working as a counsellor I have worked with variety of clients, working with a plethora of different mental health diagnosis and have supported clients in working through life events and circumstances. 
I am also a specialist mental health mentor and work with students with various diagnosis, studying at degree level. 
I work from Colchester town centre. Please feel free to contact me to check my availability. 

I am able to provide face to face, telephone and zoom sessions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation degree In the Art of Counselling
  • Extensive CPD training
  • Working with trauma
  • CSA and sexual violence
  • Working with a variety of MH diagnosis
  • I work with clients aged 15yr +

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


Additional information

£50 per session 

Colchester, Essex, CO4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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