About me

Hi, I am a Counsellor who likes to work with clients at their own individual pace and capacity, to help them understand their own personal needs, throughout their counselling journey.
I work with clients in an Integrative way, which means I offer a Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural approaches with my therapeutic work. Clients can work either short or long term depending what is needed.

I aim to offer individuals a safe, comfortable place to explore their situation to be able to express their own feelings without being judged by others. Although you may be offered challenge to help you with possible distorted thinking, and other learnt behaviours that you wish to change or accept.

I respect that you have your own values, opinions, and experiences that sometimes can be emotionally painful and exhausting.  I will listen and will try to understand you, by offering you a space where you gain a different perspective on your own personal situation, so you may feel in an improved place or enable you to make some possible life changes.

I believe, for some clients it is necessary for change to enable them to flourish; although changes are often painful and challenging.  It can be helpful to talk to a  counsellor who is able to remain neutral and supportive, to help you visualise and understand your own difficulties from another perspective. This will hopefully increase coping strategies to help you more effectively through various difficulties and loss. Eventually you will be able to accept new situations, and will be able to work towards your own resolve.

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE – I have increased the number of video counselling sessions. More people can now receive counselling at home. This will continue as lock-down restrictions are eased, so that you can continue therapy with me afterwards if you want to.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Training with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Full member of the BACP

Client work with anticipatory grief, bereavement and palliative care.

Work with clients with addiction and recovery.

Counselling clients with complicate trauma and anxiety issues.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship difficulties with caring

Dependencies and Addiction recovery

Illness (palliative care and
anticipatory grief)

Depression and anxiety

Changes and transitions


Discrimination and bullying

Obsessive compulsive disorders


Additional information

My fees are £40 per hour, however I may be able to offer concessions with block sessions or longer term work.


I can offer days and evenings

Carpe Diem
39 Broad Street
Staple Hill
BS16 5LP

St Andrews Methodist Church
Elm Park
BS34 7PS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults