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BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Otley

About me

About Me

I am trained in the Person-Centred Approach.  I believe that every client is doing the best in the situation they find themselves.  We all have the ability for growth in ways that are healthy and fulfilling for us.

Sometimes this can be stunted or oppressed by events in our lives, past and present. Relationships we have experienced may not have encouraged us to listen to what it is that helps us to feel happy, safe and to be our true selves.

I offer a warm and supportive space that accepts you and what you bring to counselling. I try hard to understand what is happening for you and your experience of it.

Being valued in this way can be very freeing and affirming.

How I may help you.

I have gained my experience through counselling many clients whilst working for a variety of charities.

These are some of the areas that I may be able to help you with.....

Bereavement and Loss
I spent many years working with Cruse Bereavement Care supporting people
with their grief and loss.
I believe grief and loss can also be present in many areas of peoples lives not
just bereavement, especially during times of transition, change or endings.

Cancer Support
Whilst at Cancer Support in Bradford I worked with people who were
bereaved, many facing cancer as well as those supporting loved ones through
treatment and recovery.

Carer Support
Having been a carer I feel passionately that this role can be life changing and
very impacting for the carer themselves. It can raise many emotions that may
be helpful to process through counselling.

Mental Health and Wellbeing
During my time at Leeds MIND and Aura Counselling in Keighley, I
experienced how everyday living could be overwhelming for many people
and that counselling offered them an invaluable space.

Family Life and Parenting
I have a background in working with families and young people prior to
counselling. I have supported and counselled children and young people at
Place2be and Cruse Bereavement Care and as a parent myself know the
challenges family life can bring.

Relationship and Couples Counselling
I use Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory in our work together
to focus on creating a stronger bond and connection between you
both and a greater sense of security in the relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
(Temenos,Sheffield )

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Leeds)

Certificate in Relationship Counselling (Marriage Care, Milton Keynes)

Foundation Degree in Professional Studies in Family Support
(Leeds University)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Leeds)

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

Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information


Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy £50

Couples Relationship Counselling £65

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Further information

Therapies Offered

  • Online individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Couples Relationship Counselling
  • I am able to work with you in both the short and long term depending on your

  • Registered member BACP - 247863

2 Crossbeck Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29

Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

My counselling room is on the ground floor accessed over some cobbles.