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About me

I am a BACP registered counsellor, offering counselling support within York city centre to young people (16+) and adults.  Sessions can be Face to Face, via the Telephone or Online.

Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, anxious or confused by recent or past life events. You may feel stuck; finding yourself making the same unhelpful life choices or struggle with relationships, repeating negative patterns.  You may need the space to find some self healing and acceptance.  It is not my place to tell you what you need to do, rather we will work together to help you find clarity, move forward and regain control.

My aim is to make you feel heard and understood, without judgement.  I do this by building a positive therapeutic relationship with you whilst treating you with care and respect.  By drawing upon a range of approaches and techniques, you can expect me to provide a safe and confidential space in order for us to explore together what is going on for you.

You can be assured that I work ethically when exploring your thoughts, feelings and emotions, abiding by the BACP framework.  I offer calm and warmth, alongside being non-judgemental, to enable you to build upon your own inner resources.

We will use our first session, without obligation, to assess your needs and ascertain your goals of therapy.  We may work short or long term, with regular reviews, to ensure that you are getting what you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Experience

  • Counsellor for various charitable organisations during and post qualification
  • Counsellor for children with Place2be, working creatively through play
  • Working privately with a variety of presenting issues both short and long term.


  • Registered member of the BACP
  • TA 101 - Introduction to Transactional Analysis - June 2019
  • Post Graduate Diploma In Counselling - York St John University 2018
  • Certificate In Counselling - York St John University 2016
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) - January 2018
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - May 2018
  • CIPD Intermediate Certificate (Level 5) Merit in HR Practice 2013
  • Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) - Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 2013
  • BA Management (Hons) 2:2 Leeds Trinity & All Saints 1999

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).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • £45
  • Cancellations subject to full payment if less than 24 hours given
  • I aim to accommodate work commitments and holidays

When I work

Early morning (including Saturdays) and evening sessions available.

Further information

My previous background includes leadership roles in both corporate (HR and Finance) and education settings.  I therefore have a valuable insight into work related issues such as striving to achieve targets, team dynamics and working relationships.  Combine this with other challenges, I can understand how life can feel difficult.

I hold a current Enhanced DBS check

Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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