Welcome. I’m an experienced, qualified counsellor helping people heal and move forward.
It can feel difficult to start with counselling, so let me start by saying the work we do will be guided by your choices and your needs. Together we can find your way forward to help you better cope and explore what is happening for you and to support you through it.
I work with people who are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety and sadness or are finding life difficult or overwhelming. I have specialisms around finding a sense of identity, for example after a relationship break up, around issues of race and culture and when supporting someone as a carer. These are areas where there can be little support and speaking to the right person can really help.
I also offer couples counselling, supporting relationships through periods of difficulty, such as after an infidelity, and opening lines of communication. In a mid-COVID world, our relationship can take the toll of what is going on for us and I can help you strengthen and support this and move forward together.
I can offer appointments online or in person, which can fit around you as I know most of us are juggling other commitments.
Please contact me with any queries and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
- CPCAB Diploma in therapeutic counselling
- Certificates in working with cultural identity, supporting carers, working with self harm and couples counselling
- Further qualifications in working online, working with depression and working with grief
- I work with clients experiencing a range of emotional challenges and support them through periods of difficulty
- I also work with couples, supporting their relationships and helping them heal a relationship that may feel fractured by events such as infidelity or bereavement or the day to day grind of daily life
- In addition, I undertake voluntary work for an agency offering counselling to the local community
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cultural identity
- Racial identity
- Relationship Breakdowns
- Couples Counselling
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free initial telephone assessment to determine what you are looking for and whether I am the right therapist for you. Sessions are then £50 for an individual or £70 for a couple for a 50 minute session payable in advance. I take payment by bank transfer and can forward you details on request.
Currently Wednesdays, some evenings and Saturdays
“You shifted my perspective so I could see hope when I was hopeless” JC
”Thank you for your help. I feel I can move on from what happened and leave the sadness behind. I’m not stuck anymore” CA
”You helped me realise my own strength. I feel happier and more confident” MT